SAN DIEGO, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects today announced James Burnett, FASLA, President of nationally recognized landscape architecture firm, The Office of James Burnett (OJB), as the recipient of the ASLA Design Medal. The prestigious distinction is awarded in recognition of exceptional design work sustained over an extended period of time.
"I am truly honored to receive this medal from my fellow colleagues," said Burnett. "OJB's success lies in an unwavering design ethos which seeks to create memorable experiences that challenge the status quo and break boundaries. For 27 years our office has approached each design challenge in a collaborative way, focusing on creating timeless projects that exceed our clients' vision."
Burnett will receive the award at the annual ASLA meeting on Oct. 24 in New Orleans. The ASLA Board of Trustees selected Burnett based on nominations set forth by industry colleagues as well as his professional achievements spanning more than 30 years. In 2015 OJB was the recipient of the ASLA Firm Award for its renowned portfolio of work, including Urban Land Institute Urban Open Space Award-winning projects, Klyde Warren Park in Dallas (2014) and Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City (2015).
"His design practice has been of the highest quality and is especially noteworthy for the refined detail and adventuresome planting. Each project not only serves its local function, but importantly, extends into the culture at large," said Peter Walker, FASLA, Founder, PWP Landscape Architecture.
To learn more about The Office of James Burnett visit www.ojb.com and read more about the ASLA Design Medal at https://www.asla.org/NewsReleaseDetails.aspx?id=48746.
Founded in 1989, The Office of James Burnett began with a focus on creating landscapes that provide unique and unforgettable sensory experiences. OJB's recent work has focused on the rejuvenation of American cities through the creation of distinctive public park spaces including ULI Urban Open Space Award-winning Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City. Other notable projects include the lush and artfully planted Sunnylands Center and Gardens in Rancho Mirage, CA and forthcoming urban park projects such as Levy Park in Houston, LeBauer City Park in Greensboro and East Village Green in San Diego. Follow OJB on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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