The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of its annual Connecticut Design Awards competition.

CTASLA conducts the Connecticut Design Awards each year to recognize excellence in landscape architectural design, planning and analysis, communication and research. To be eligible, an applicant must be a licensed landscape architect in the state of Connecticut, and the entrant or project location must be based in Connecticut.

"We are proud to announce these award winners, which showcase the various ways that landscape architects are making contributions to our communities across Connecticut and beyond," said Bill Pollack, LEEP AP, president of CTASLA and a landscape architect at Keith Simpson Associates of New Canaan.

Winners of the 2010 Connecticut Design Awards competition, announced at the chapter's annual meeting in December, include:

Landscape Architectural Design - Municipal/Public Spaces

Kent + Frost, LLC (Mystic), Award of Excellence for Hygenic Art Park (New London)

Richard Bergmann Architects (New Canaan), Merit Award for Children's A*Mazing Mathematical Puzzle as a Part of Irwin Park (New Canaan)

Landscape Architectural Design - Corporate/Institutional

Towers|Golde, LLC (New Haven), Merit Award for Betty Ruth & Milton B. Hollander Healing Garden/Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven (New Haven)

Wesley Stout Associates (New Canaan), Merit Award for Plane Geometry (Greenwich)

Landscape Architectural Design - Residential

Devore Associates, LLC (Fairfield), Honor Award for Swan Pond (Darien)

Anne Penniman Associates, LLC (Essex), Merit Award for Ocean Front House (Westerly, RI)

Landscape Architectural Planning and Analysis

LADA, P.C. Land Planners (Simsbury), Honor Award for The Route 6 Hop River Corridor Master Plan (Bolton, Coventry, Andover and Columbia)

Landscape Architectural Research

Kristin Schwab, University of Connecticut (Mansfield/Storrs), Merit Award for Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process & Case Studies for Integrating Site & Region in Landscape Design (Book)

The jury for this year's competition was comprised of members of the Upstate New York Chapter of ASLA.

Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation.

Echoing the mission of the national organization, the Connecticut Chapter of ASLA -- with nearly 275 members across the state -- aims to lead, educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments. CTASLA strives to advance the profession of landscape architecture in Connecticut by providing educational programs, publications, information and resources to members and to those seeking to benefit from landscape architectural services.

Learn more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org. For more information on activities of the Connecticut Chapter, visit www.ctasla.org.