Client Recognition

Awards are great, but they’re not really why we work so hard to do what we do.

Our professional organizations regularly recognize our client's projects with awards for design and planning innovation and excellence. While this recognition provides us some nice certificates to hang on the walls (100+ to date), it is not the awards themselves we find the most gratifying.

Every day we strive to make a difference in our communities, creating places that have a positive effect on people and our environment. We dream and develop possibilities for reinvigorating communities and making outdoor spaces beautiful.

Winning an award for this work just gives us a small assurance that we truly did our best and made the most out of the opportunity for the client and the community. That’s what it’s all about.

If we do our job well, it’s our clients who win.

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Below are a few recent Client projects that have received awards and recognition:

2020

EMME 
Merit Award for Residential Design - ASLA Illinois Chapter

150 North Riverside Plaza
Honor Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Illinois Chapter

Fred Richards Park Master Plan 
Honor Award for Design (Unbuilt) - ASLA Minnesota Chapter

Parks Master Plans: Minneapolis North + South Service Areas  
Merit Award for Planning and Urban Design - ASLA Minnesota Chapter 

A New Look at Old Town Lenexa
Merit Award for Planning and Analysis - ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

Minnesota Vikings Headquarters: Practice Facility and Vikings Lakes Developments
Honor Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

Cedar Lake Park / Lake Olathe Park 
Merit Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Praire Gateway Chapter

Krause Gateway Center
Honor Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Central States Chapter

Kansas State University: Seaton / Regnier Hall 
Honor Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Central States Chapter

Kansas City University: West Campus / Paseo Gateway 
Merit Award - ASLA Central States Chapter

Beyond the Lopp - Integrated Urban Design Plan
Merit Award for Planning and Analysis - ASLA Central States Chapter

2019

Krause Gateway Center
Award of Excellence for Design (Built) - ASLA Iowa Chapter

Johnson County Arts + Heritage Center
Developments of Distinction Award - ULI Kansas City

Minnesota Vikings Headquarters: Practice Facility + Vikings Lakes Developments
Award of Excellence - NAIOP Commercial Real Estate

Beyond the Loop: Urban Design Study
Honor Award for Planning + Analysis - ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

[Re]stitching Grandview Green: Freeway LID Development
Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) - ASLA Minnesota Chapter

Arc of Dreams
Honor Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Nebraska Dakotas Chapter

The Fargo Project - World Garden Commons
Merit Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Nebraska Dakotas Chapter

North Dakota Governor's Residence
Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) - ASLA Nebraska Dakotas Chapter

Kansas City Zoo: Billy Goats Gruff - Exhibit Renovation
Merit Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

150 N Riverside Plaza
Distinguished Building Award - AIA Chicago Chapter
Best New Building – Friends of Downtown Chicago

2018

Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden
2018 Innovative Project Award: Sioux Falls Arts Council

Duluth Traverse Trail Master Plan
Merit Award for Planning and Urban Design – ASLA Minnesota Chapter

UP LINK Urban Park
Award of Excellence for Design (Unbuilt) -ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter
Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) – ASLA Central States Chapter

The Park at Wrigley / Gallagher Way
Merit Award - ASLA Illinois Chapter

AQUA
Great Places Award - AIA Illinois Chapter

Kansas State University: Seaton /  Regnier Hall 
Honor Award for Design (Built) - ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

Lake Olathe + Cedar Lake Park: Master Plan + Schematic Design
Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) – ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

RideKC Regional Transit Plan: Smart Moves 3.0
Merit Award for Planning and Analysis - ASLA Central States Chapter

Billy Goats Gruff Yard
Merit Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Central States Chapter

Art Garden at Wichita Art Museum
Honor Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Central States Chapter

2017

Minneapolis South Service Area Master Plan      
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board
Merit Award for Planning and Analysis – ASLA Minnesota Chapter

Burlington Corridor Complete Streets Plan
The City of North Kansas City / Mid-America Regional Council
Merit Award for Planning and Analysis – ASLA Central States Chapter
Honor Award for Planning and Analysis – ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

Gray’s Lake Park – Master Plan Update  
Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department
Award for Design (Unbuilt) – ASLA Central States Chapter

Walnut Street Corridor Retail Study
The City of Des Moines, Iowa
Merit Award for Communication – ASLA Central States Chapter

Arboretum Visitor Center & Sculpture Garden Master Plan
Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park
Merit Award for Design (Unbuilt) – ASLA Prairie Gateway Chapter

Art Garden at Wichita Art Museum
Honor Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Prairie Gateway
2017 Keeper of The Plains Award

KC Downtown Streetcar – The Starter Line
Kansas City Public Works Department / Kansas City Streetcar Authority
Merit Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Prairie Gateway

McCrory Gardens Visitor and Education Center
South Dakota State University
Merit Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Great Plains Chapter

Paladino Hohm Sculpture Garden
Honor Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Great Plains Chapter

Raven Industries Corporate Office & Greenway Improvements
Honor Award for Design (Built) – ASLA Great Plains Chapter

2016

Blue Springs Public Safety + Municipal Court Complex
Captsone Award for Green Design, Kansas City Business Journal

801 Grand Plaza Renovation + Streetscape
Merit Award – Design (Built): ASLA Iowa Chapter

Hillshire Brands Roof Deck
Merit Award – ASLA Illinois Chapter

Kettlestone (Grand Prairie Parkway Corridor) Master Plan + Design Guidelines
Honor Award – Planning & Analysis: ASLA Iowa Chapter

Prudential Plaza Roof Garden
Merit Award – ASLA Illinois Chapter

Kansas State University: Seaton Hall Expansion and Renovation
Merit Award – Design (Unbuilt): ASLA Central States Chapter