Dirtworks Wins Design Landscape Design Awards

7 Apr, 2008

Company's Keene State Project was recognized by the American Association of School Administrators and the American Society of Landscape Architects-New York Chapter.

Dirtworks recently won two design awards for the company's work on the Science Center Courtyard and Outdoor Learning Environment at Keene State College. The New York City-based landscape architecture firm received a 2008 Design Citation Award from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and a 2007 Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)-New York Chapter.

According to the company, the Keene State College Science Center Courtyard demonstrates the successful contribution landscape architecture can make in teaching and learning, promoting social connectedness, supporting community, and providing natural habitats. Enclosed on four sides by a dynamic, three-story brick and glass building, the courtyard is designed to be aesthetically pleasing, functional, and responsive to the college's commitment to service learning.

"A living laboratory with skillful adaptation of geological principles and use of materials to elevate awareness of surroundings, place of community, and the natural world," commented the AASA awards jury, which consisted of the AASA and its co-partners, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Council of Education Facility Planners International. The project also won the 2007 Honor Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture from the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP)?and the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Excellence. Dirtworks used VectorWorks software in the design of this project.