The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) is proud to announce the creation of a new international landscape architecture prize, which will be bestowed biennially, carries with it a $100,000 award and will feature two years of public engagement that will raise the visibility of the honoree’s work and of landscape architecture, more broadly.
To elevate the art and profession of landscape architecture, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has created an international landscape architecture prize (“Prize”). Like the Pritzker, the Praemium Imperiale, and other international prizes for architects and others, the Prize will honor a living practitioner, collaborative or team for their creative, courageous, and visionary work in the field of landscape architecture. The Prize is, however, more than an award and a black-tie dinner; it is a biennial examination of the state of landscape architecture through the lens of a specific practitioner or team, and it includes public engagement activities about this innately ephemeral art form.
In recent years, landscape architects have transformed the public realm with inspiring parks, promenades, and gardens in cities around the world. Concurrently, landscape architects are designing communities and creating integrated systems that address social, ecological, cultural, environmental, and other concerns, often within in the same project. These initiatives have spurred the ambition and imagination of design professionals, urban planners, municipal officials, and others to think more broadly and holistically and to strive for solutions that transcend individual objects and sites.