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.

"These award-winning projects showcase the various ways that landscape architects enhance the built environment and contribute to the cultural resources of our communities," said Jeff Olszewski, president of CTASLA and a landscape architect at Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. in Trumbull.

Winners of the 2011 Connecticut Design Awards competition, announced at the chapter's annual meeting in December, include Wesley Stout Associates in New Canaan, which received an honor award for Project Castlerock/Royal Bank of Scotland (Stamford).

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Landscape Architectural Design - Corporate/Institutional

Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. (Trumbull/Manchester), Excellence Award for Memorial at Hartford Distributors Inc. (Manchester)

S/L/A/M Collaborative (Glastonbury), Merit Award for Emory University, School of Medicine (Atlanta)

Stantec (Hamden), Merit Award for Macombs Dam Park at the Former Yankee Stadium Site (Bronx, NY)

Landscape Architectural Design - Municipal/Public Spaces

Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (Cheshire), Merit Award for Reconstruction of Rockwell Park (Bristol)

Landscape Architectural Design - Residential

Spaulding Landscape Architects (Stamford), Honor Award for 1/8th Acre Oasis (Old Greenwich)

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

Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members. Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication and fellowship.

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