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Orange County Great Park

Design Awards


2013 Project of the Year award

American Public Works Association, Southern California Chapter
South Lawn Storm Water Management System


2013 Top 10 Project

Storm Water Solutions Magazine
South Lawn Storm Water Management System



2012 Most Whimsical Garden Award

Orange Coast Magazine
Orange County Great Park Farm + Food Lab


2010 Honorable Mention

Southern California Association of Governments (Regional)
Orange County Great Park Comprehensive Master Plan

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) awarded the Orange County Great Park and its Comprehensive Master Plan with Honorable Mention for “furthering the regional vision” at their 4th Annual Compass Blueprint Awards celebration on May 5, 2010.


2009 National Award for Research

American Society Of Landscape Architects (National)

In June 2009, Dr. Steven Handel of the Orange County Great Park Design Team and lead Ecologist for the Park project, received the American Society of Landscape Architects’ National Award for Research for his research project titled “Restoration Ecology Processes to Advance Natural Landscape Design.” The project was done to assist the Great Park utilize [...]


2009 ASLA Professional Honor Award for General Design

American Society of Landscape Architects (National)

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), founded in 1899, is the national professional association representing landscape architects. ASLA has more than 18,000 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, US territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship. [...]


2009 AIA Honor Award in Regional & Urban Design

American Institute of Architects (National)

The American Institute of Architects honor awards for regional and urban design recognizes distinguished achievements involved in the expanding role of the architect in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development. Orange County Great Park Comprehensive Master Plan was amongst the six projects selected to receive the 2009 Institute Honor Award for Regional [...]


2009 APA Focused Planning Issue Award

American Planning Association (National)

American Planning Association, APA, is a nonprofit public interest and research organization committed to urban, suburban, regional, and rural planning. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, advance the art and science of planning to meet the needs of people and society. The Orange County Great Park Comprehensive Master Plan stood [...]


2008 AIA Honor Award in Regional & Urban Design

American Institute of Architects (California Council)

The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) is the nation’s largest state architectural organization, representing more than 10,000 architects on issues of statewide importance to the public and profession. The American Institute of Architects, California Council jury met in Los Angeles on June 20th and reviewed nearly 40 projects. 9 Merit Awards for Urban [...]

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