UW-Madison’s Alumni Park receives award from Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

photo of alumni park sign. photo by Jeff Miller

SmithGroupJJR has earned an award from the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their work as lead landscape architect of Alumni Park! 

SmithGroupJJR served as the lead landscape architect for space, also working closely with the Wisconsin Alumni Association, project architect Uihlein/Wilson Architects, exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum Associates, State of Wisconsin Department of Administration’s Division of Facilities Development and Management, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison Facilities Planning and Management, under the leadership of director of campus planning and landscape architecture Gary Brown and associate facilities architect Megan McBride. 

Others involved in creating Alumni Park included Wisconsin exhibits suppliers, artisans, and fabricators such as Madison’s Quarra Stone Company and Pechmann Memorials; American Custom Metal Fabricating of Green Bay; Valders Stone & Marble of Valders, Wisconsin; and Madison artist Nate Koehler, who designed the Badger Pride Wall. See the full list at alumnipark.com/about/partners/. 

The American Society of Landscape Architects and its Wisconsin Chapter issue awards to recognize people and organizations that enhance the visibility of the landscape-architecture profession in Wisconsin, promote excellence in land planning and landscape design, promote professional ethics, and foster environmental stewardship and enhanced quality of life.

SmithGroupJJR (www.smithgroupjjr.com) is one of the world’s preeminent integrated design firms. Working across a network of 12 offices in the U.S. and China, a team of 1,300 experts is committed to excellence in strategy, design and delivery. SmithGroupJJR creates exceptional design solutions for healthcare, science and technology organizations, higher education and cultural institutions, urban environments, diverse workplaces, mixed-use and waterfront developments, and parks and open spaces. 

To read more from this article, please visit the UW Alumni website. 

It is great to see the field of Landscape Architecture being applied right here on campus! Other places on campus include East Campus Mall and the Terrace at Memorial Union. Make sure to visit them all to see how Landscape Architecture and Planning are incorporated into our lives everyday!