This award recognizes excellence in the planning and design of campus grounds for higher education. It includes the sensitive and skillful design of open space and landscape elements, including:
- transit corridors
- pedestrian routes
- garden and natural areas
- stormwater management
The category emphasizes the distinctive use of paving materials, plantings, furnishings, fixtures, and special amenities that enhance the use and enjoyment of the outdoor campus environment.
It focuses on landscape as a system as opposed to a project. (The project should represent the mission, vision, and values of the institution and support teaching and student life.) There are no time constraints concerning completion of the project with regards to a submission. Include information on institutional involvement that may have occurred throughout the project, if applicable.