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New Canaan firms among design award winners

Published 1:32 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2013
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The Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of its annual Connecticut Design Awards competition, which each year recognizes excellence in landscape architectural design, planning and analysis, communication and research.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a licensed landscape architect in 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 Eric Rains, president of CTASLA and principal of Norwalk-based Eric Rains Landscape Architecture LLC.

In the Landscape Architectural Design-Residential category, Wesley Stout Associates of New Canaan won an honor award for "Connecticut Country Retreat" in Weston, and Richard Bergmann Architects of New Canaan received a merit award for "Lakeside Landscape" in Connecticut.

In the Landscape Architectural Communications category, Richard Bergmann Architects of New Canaan received an honor award for the "What Tree Is This?" booklet.

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