April 9, 2013 – The American Society of Landscape Architects announced
today that The Landscape Architect’s
Guide to Washington, D.C. has been nominated for Best Websites: Guides/Ratings/Reviews in the 17th
Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor"
by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International
Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international
award honoring excellence on the Internet.
The first of its kind devoted to Washington, D.C., the guide
is a mobile-friendly website that helps visitors and locals discover more than
75 historic, modern and contemporary landscapes in the District of Columbia and
Arlington, Va. Expert commentary and more than 800 photos are provided by 20
landscape architects. It is located at www.asla.org/guide.
The guide is divided into 16 distinct tours in all four
quadrants of the District—as well as a tour of the new D.C. bicycle network.
Each tour covers multiple neighborhoods, and includes a printable walking or
The guide was created by ASLA in partnership with 20
nationally recognized landscape architects, all of whom are designers of the
public realm and leaders in sustainable design. The guides were asked to
explain the sites from a landscape architect’s point of view and show how the
design of these sites influences how people interact with or even feel about
"Nominees like The Landscape Architect’s Guide to
Washington, D.C. are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the
Internet," said David-Michel
Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "It is an
incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 11,000 entries we
received this year."
As a nominee, The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington,
D.C. is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted
online by fans across the globe. From now until April 25th, fans of the guide can
cast their votes at pv.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 and
honored at a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani on Wall
Street in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of
The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. For a full list of last year's 5-Word
Speeches, please visit webbyawards.com/press/speeches.php.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association for landscape
architects, representing more than 15,000 members in 49 professional chapters
and 76 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to
participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our
cultural and natural environments. Members of the Society use the “ASLA” suffix
after their names to denote membership and their commitment to the highest
ethical standards of the profession. Learn more at www.asla.org.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the
New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring
excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising &
media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the
17th Annual Webby Awards received 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60
countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy
of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards
include: Internet Explorer, Google+, Quancast, Yext, Vitamin T,
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mashable, The Occasional and Business Insider.