2008 The Landscape Architecture Firm Award
The ASLA Landscape Architecture Firm Award is the highest honor that the American Society of Landscape Architects may bestow on a landscape architecture firm. Its purpose is to recognize landscape architecture firms that have produced bodies of distinguished work influencing the professional practice of landscape architecture.
Design Workshop will receive the 2008 ASLA Landscape Architecture Firm Award. Don Ensign, FASLA, and Joseph Porter, FASLA, founded Design Workshop in 1969 when both were teaching in North Carolina. Five years later they relocated to Aspen, Colo., where the firm earned a reputation for solving the complex problems found in fragile ecosystems and development challenges of the Western landscape. Today, Design Workshop’s seven offices across the country employ 200 people, whose work in county master plans, planned communities, urban centers, resorts, public parks, residences, and roadways has earned more than 125 awards from ASLA and other organizations.
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