We are proud to announce that dwg. team members Gabrielle (Abby) Comeau and Miles Payton earned an ASLA Honor Award for Communication in the 2018 Student competition. Their work on the Public Space Design Guidelines for Saltillo, Mexico while in their final year at the University of Texas won the top award in the category.
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The premise of the studio project, in partnership with the Planning Institute of Saltillo (IMPLAN), was to develop urban design guidelines for the city of Saltillo with the objective of improving the quality of life of citizens through better public spaces. These guidelines, which are currently being distributed in Saltillo, were divided into five sections: Partner, Analysis, Design, Construction and Maintenance, to address the full life cycle of a project. This project is award worthy because the intent of the guidelines emerged from the idea that the profession of Landscape Architecture is not necessarily established in Mexico. Architects have traditionally tackled projects which in other places, like the United States, would have required a landscape architect. As a result, the guidelines not only promote the recognition and usefulness of the field of landscape architecture in Mexico, but will have long term benefits for the rapidly growing city of Saltillo.
Congratulations Abby, Miles and the entire project team!