As I’m sure you know, this year the CitiesAlive: The 9th Annual Green Roof & Wall Conference will be held in Philadelphia on November 30-Dec 2, 2011. And the Awards are a great opportunity for peer recognition of the entire design team.
“The Awards of Excellence continue to draw attention to the tremendous integrated design work being achieved in the green roof and wall profession, and the awards ceremony is a highlight of our annual conference.” Jeffrey L. Bruce, Chair, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
The Awards are selected by a seven-member, multi-disciplinary judging team which includes architects, landscape architects, engineers and horticulturists. Submissions are evaluated according to a broad range of weighted criteria including aesthetic, economic, functional and ecological components.
There are seven design award categories, three for extensive green roofs, three for intensive green roofs, and one for green walls:
- * The Design Awards acknowledge excellence in innovative and integrative green roof and wall design and raise awareness of the multiple benefits that green infrastructure can provide clients and the general public.
- * The Research Award honors individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to the green roof industry in research.
- * The Civic Award honors individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions to the green roof industry in policy development.
The winner for GRHC’s 2010 Extensive Institutional Green Roof was the stunning Vancouver Convention Centre, above. The Award recipient was PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.
Submission forms for the Green Roof Design Awards and the Green Wall Design Awards are now available online. Find out more details at their web site and agenda for the 9th Annual CitiesAlive conference.
~ Linda V.