SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Office of James Burnett (OJB) was honored November 9th with the 2015 ASLA Firm Award. This prestigious award is the highest honor the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) may bestow upon a landscape architecture firm, in recognition of distinguished and influential work. The award was presented last night in Chicago at the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO President's Dinner by the ASLA Board of Trustees. This event is the largest gathering of landscape architecture professionals and students in the world, bringing them together to gain perspective, establish new connections, and honor and recognize key players in the industry.
OJB Founder and President, James Burnett, FASLA, said, "Receiving this award is an incredible honor for our firm and we are delighted to join the impressive list of past recipients for this distinction. I credit our extraordinary team and their passion for creating thoughtful and beautiful landscape compositions that challenge the status quo. As a firm we are constantly learning from each other, expanding our dialogue and overcoming constraints in new and interesting ways. This award is a testament to our incredible clients, who share our visions and have given us outstanding commissions for over 26 years."
OJB was founded in 1989, and the firm's growth and evolution has made it one of the most sought-after thought leaders on landscape design and urban planning in the country. The firm is celebrating 26 years of award-winning landscape design work, garnering more than 80 noteworthy design awards across all three OJB offices.
OJB is dedicated to creating landscapes that transform perspectives and evoke emotional responses, providing unique and unforgettable sensory experiences. The firm's most recent work has focused on the aesthetic and economic transformation of American cities through the creation of active public spaces. OJB's work in this area contemplates restoring connections between disparate sections within cities, providing transitional space between residential, cultural, and business districts through innovative programming initiatives. The firm's contribution to revitalizing communities and local economies has been recognized with the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Urban Open Space Award for Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, as well as the 2015 ULI Open Space Award for Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK.
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The Office of James Burnett was founded in 1989 in Houston, Texas, with the primary focus of creating landscapes that transform perspective and evoke emotional responses, providing unique and unforgettable sensory experiences. The OJB team brings a multi-disciplinary perspective to their practice and routinely collaborates with a diverse range of design professionals and clients to develop projects that promote healthy living. OJB's recent work has focused on the rejuvenation of American cities through the creation of unique public park spaces and vibrant streetscapes, including Playa Vista Central Park in Los Angeles, Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, and soon to open Levy Park in Houston, LeBauer City Park in Greensboro, and East Village Green, a 4 acre downtown park in San Diego.
Noted for the unified relationship between landscape and architecture, the firm has won recent national design awards for the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University, the Sunnylands Center and Gardens in Rancho Mirage, CA. Current commissions include the redevelopment of Westfield's Century City in Los Angeles, Toyota's North American Headquarters in Plano, Texas, and the new administrative headquarters for Partners Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts.
The firm has 47 professionals located in San Diego, Houston and Boston. www.ojb.com
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