This year the Landscape Institute celebrates its 75th anniversary and in recognition it has supplemented its usual biennial awards for new work with some historic prizes recognising major achievements over the institute's life. It has made the following selections LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT WHO HAS MADE THE GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE UK LANDSCAPE Dame Sylvia Crowe (1901-97) designed one-off schemes such as the landscape for London's Commonwealth Institute, but her significance derives more from her wider responsibilities.
She worked for water authorities, the Forestry Commission, the CEGB (Central Electricity Generating Board) and for New Towns.She wrote influential books, including Tomorrow's Landscape and Garden Design, and was president of the Landscape Institute from 1957-59.
MOST INFLUENTIAL LANDSCAPE SCHEME BETWEEN 1929 AND 1969 Ebenezer Howard's Welwyn Garden City was initiated in 1919 and continued Howard's development of the garden city idea, which he first introduced at Letchworth in 1903.At Welwyn he introduced closes and culs-de-sacs and the city was seen as a delightful success that acted as a bridge between Garden Cities and the later New Towns.
MOST INFLUENTIAL LANDSCAPE SCHEME BETWEEN 1970 AND 2002 When Liverpool International Garden Festival opened in 1984, it marked the start of 10 years of garden festivals in the UK. It attracted three million visitors and was seen as the most successful and socially inclusive horticultural event ever.
Although the promised regeneration effect never really took off, it was nevertheless a success in showing the potential of such projects.
BEST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHEME IN THE PAST 75 YEARS This was awarded to the Leeds Metropolitan Landscape Design and Community Unit for its work with numerous schools and local groups.
GREATEST LANDSCAPE INFLUENCE IN THE PAST 75 YEARS Created by an act of parliament in 1949, there are now 13 National Parks in the UK.Although some development is allowed in these parks, there is a commitment to looking after the landscape and they also attract many visitors.
DESIGN AWARDS SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL MILLENNIUM PROJECT, LONDON Client: Southwark Cathedral Landscape architect: Elizabeth Banks Associates Architect: Richard Griffiths Architects A470 CANCOED TO MINFFORDD IMPROVEMENT, CONWY Client: Gwynned Council on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government Transport Directorate Landscape architect: WynThomasGordonLewis ROYAL VICTORIA SQUARE, LONDON Client: London Development Agency Lead consultant and designer: EDAW MANAGEMENT AWARD STONEHENGE LAND-USE PLAN Client: The National Trust Landscape manager: Keith Rowe with a working group from partner organisations RESEARCH AWARD STUDY OF HISTORIC AMERICAN PARKS Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, Edinburgh College of Art STUDENT DISSERTATION AWARD DISSERTATION ON CITY SQUARES Adam Nicklin, Leeds Metropolitan University STUDENT PORTFOLIO AWARD DESIGN PROJECT ON NORTHAMPTON LIGHT AND POWER Sally Mays, University of Central England STRATEGIC PLANNING AWARDS PEAK DISTRICT LAND MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE Peak District National Park Authority CAMBRIDGE GREEN BELT STUDY Landscape Design Associates WIND TURBINE DEVELOPMENTS Land Use Consultants LOCAL AND SITE PLANNING AWARDS ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS, KEW Chris Blandford Associates BATHSIDE BAY Landscape Design Associates COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AWARD MINT STREET PARK, LONDON Planet Earth COMMUNICATION AWARDS HEDGEROW SURVEY HANDBOOK Catherine Bickmore Associates GARDEN HISTORY REFERENCE ENCYCLOPEDIA Tom Turner ROTHERHAM URBAN RENAISSANCE CHARTER LDA Urban Design