Awards and Publications

Starr Whitehouse Awards

2018Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices Award, U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices Award, U.S. Green Building Council New Jersey Chapter Hoboken Southwest Park
2018Award for Design Excellence, Public Design Commission Award for Design Excellence, Public Design Commission Hamilton Fish Library and Park
2017WEDG Certification, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance WEDG Certification, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Starlight Park Bronx River House
2017Honor Award for General Design, ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award for General Design, ASLA NY Chapter General Design, with Quennell Rothschild for the Battery Perimeter, Bikeway, Oval, and Woodland
2017Merit Award for Residential Design, ASLA NY Chapter Merit Award for Residential Design, ASLA NY Chapter VIA 57 West
2016Merit Award, for Residential Design, ASLA NY Chapter Merit Award, for Residential Design, ASLA NY Chapter Compass Residences
201634th Annual Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission 34th Annual Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission 40th Precinct Station House
2016Honor Award in Analysis and Planning, ASLA National Honor Award in Analysis and Planning, ASLA National The Big U
2015National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design, APA National National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design, APA National The Big U
2015Urban Design Merit Award, AIA National Urban Design Merit Award, AIA National The Big U
2015LEED Platinum Award LEED Platinum Award Bushwick Inlet Park
2015Honor Award, ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award, ASLA NY Chapter for Analysis, Planning, Research and Communication, The Big U
2014William H. White Award, APA New York Metro Chapter William H. White Award, APA New York Metro Chapter for creativity and ingenuity in planning on The Big U
2014Holcim Award North America, Silver, a winning project of HUD’s Rebuild By Design Competition Holcim Award North America, Silver, a winning project of HUD’s Rebuild By Design Competition Awarded by The Holcim Foundation to BIG Architects and Starr Whitehouse for The Big U
2014Merit Award, New York Chapter of the ASLA Merit Award, New York Chapter of the ASLA Harlem River Promenade and Design the Edge: Hallets Cove
2013Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design, New York Chapter of the ASLA Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design, New York Chapter of the ASLA Bushwick Inlet Park
2012‘Stars of Design’ for Landscape Architecture ‘Stars of Design’ for Landscape Architecture New York’s Decoration and Design Building
2012Diamond Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Diamond Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Brooklyn Queens Expressway Enhancements project, in collaboration with Sam Schwarz Engineering
2012Gold Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Gold Award, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Water Street, A Vision Plan, in collaboration with Sam Schwarz Engineering
2010Merit Award, New York Chapter of the ASLA Merit Award, New York Chapter of the ASLA Jersey City Waterfront Park / Paulus Hook
2009Award of Excellence, AIA New York State Award of Excellence, AIA New York State Battery Bosque, with WXY Architects, Piet Oudolf, Tillett Lighting Design
2009Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design, Public Design Commission Bushwick Inlet Park, with Kiss+Cathcart, Architects
2008Platinum International Design Award, IDA Platinum International Design Award, IDA Battery Bosque, with WXY Architects, Piet Oudolf, Tillett Lighting Design
2008AIA National Housing Award AIA National Housing Award Front Street, with Cook+Fox Architects
2006‘Excellence on the Waterfront’, Waterfront Center Top Honor Award ‘Excellence on the Waterfront’, Waterfront Center Top Honor Award Battery Bosque
2006‘Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design’, New York Chapter of the ASLA ‘Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design’, New York Chapter of the ASLA Battery Bosque
2006‘Merit Award for Landscape Architectural Design’, New York Chapter of the ASLA ‘Merit Award for Landscape Architectural Design’, New York Chapter of the ASLA Front Street Courtyards

Laura Starr Awards

ASLA NY President ASLA NY President
ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award
ASLA Merit Award for Design, Board of National Association ASLA Merit Award for Design, Board of National Association Olmsted Parks
The Waterfront Center’s Excellence on the Water Award The Waterfront Center’s Excellence on the Water Award
Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
1995Parks Council Philip N. Winslow Award Parks Council Philip N. Winslow Award Restoration of the Harlem Meer and Perimeter Landscape
Victorian Society Award Victorian Society Award
1995New York City Landmarks Preservation Award New York City Landmarks Preservation Award Restoration of the Harlem Meer and Perimeter Landscape

Laura Starr Publications/Speaking

2014 “Making Density Livable,” Skidmore Ownings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY
2012 “Wild for the City: Creating & Sustaining Urban Nature”, Rutger’s University Landscape Architecture Spring Lectures, New Brunswick, NJ
2012 “Making Density Livable: How Landscape Architects Contribute To Cleaner, Greener, Better Cities”, Israeli Society of Landscape Architects Conference
2011 “Wild for the City”, National ASLA convention, San Diego, with Claire Beyer of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
2011 “Making Density Liveable”, ISLA Convention, Israel
2011 “Planning the Great Urban Nature Park”, New Jersey Institute of Technology
2010 Keynote speaker, “Urban Nature Park”, Jerusalem’s Park Gazelle, Green Building and Urban Nature conference organized by the municipality of Jerusalem, the Society for Protection of Nature in Israel, and the Beracha Foundation
2001 “Waterfront and Open Space needs for Lower Manhattan after the Attacks of 9/11”, RDOT
2000 “Central Park as an Example of Public/Private Partnerships”, Friends of Lincoln and Grant Parks, Chicago
1999 “The Future of Historic Central Park,” Plenary speaker, International Sonsbeek Symposium, Arnhem, the Netherlands
1995 “Turning the Circle: Help Design Frederick Douglass Circle: An Exhibition of the Community Process”, Landscape Architecture Magazine, November
1996 “By Design”, Metropolis, November
1995 “Laura Starr Rebuilding the City”, Landscape Architecture Magazine
1994 “Meer Beauty”, New York Magazine
1994 “Projects - Treffpunkt Central Park”, ÜberMorgen

Stephen Whitehouse Awards

Honor Award, ASLA NY Chapter Honor Award, ASLA NY Chapter
2012Platinum Award, American Council of Engineering Companies Platinum Award, American Council of Engineering Companies Brooklyn Queens Expressway Enhancement
2012Silver Award, American Council of Engineering Companies Silver Award, American Council of Engineering Companies Water Street: A New Approach
2009“Excellence in Design”, The Public Design Commission Award “Excellence in Design”, The Public Design Commission Award Bushwick Inlet Park
2008Urban Design and Project Merit Award, NY AIA Urban Design and Project Merit Award, NY AIA Hudson RISE
1995‘Excellence on the Waterfront”, Waterfront Center Annual Award ‘Excellence on the Waterfront”, Waterfront Center Annual Award East River Esplanade Park,

Stephen Whitehouse Publications/Speaking

2012 “Next Century of Urban Wilderness”, the International Urban Parks “Greater and Greener” conference, City Parks Alliance at New York University
2011 “3r’s of the New Economy”, NY Metro APA Fall Conference, with Mark Strauss of FxFowle and John Shapiro of the Pratt Institute’s Center for Planning and the Environment
2011 “3r’s of the New Economy”, National APA conference, Boston, with Mark Strauss of FxFowle and John Shapiro of the Pratt Institute’s Center for Planning and the Environment
2010 “Lower Manhattan Streets: Driving Economic Growth”, “DDC Talks” series, along with Elizabeth Berger of the Downtown Alliance and Stephen Cassell of Architectural Research Office
2010 “Stormwater and Public Space on the Gowanus: Reclaiming a Brownfield site for NYC”, Urban Green Expo
2010 “Cutting Edge Reposition” Design Intelligence Magazine
2006 “The Built Form of Long Island Cities”, Regional Plan Association, Long Island Mayor’s Institute
2006 Somerset Charette, Regional Plan Association

Jeffrey Poor Awards

2008Honor of Excellence Award for Unbuilt Design, NYASLA Upstate Chapter Awards Honor of Excellence Award for Unbuilt Design, NYASLA Upstate Chapter Awards Open Space Plan & Technology Quadrangle- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
2008Merit Award for Unbuilt Projects, NYASLA Chapter Awards Merit Award for Unbuilt Projects, NYASLA Chapter Awards Oyster Bay Railroad Museum Plaza
2006Honor Award, NYASLA Chapter Awards Honor Award, NYASLA Chapter Awards Battery Bosque
2006Award of Excellence Award of Excellence Waterfront Center, Battery Bosque
Municipal Arts Society Preservation Award Municipal Arts Society Preservation Award DeKalb Branch, Library Reading Garden
Parks Council Special Commendation Parks Council Special Commendation Merchants’ Gate Plaza, Central Park