Lurie Garden wins ASLA Award of Excellence

April 21, 2008

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced that Gustafson Guthrie Nichol’s design of the Lurie Garden has won a National Award of Excellence.

TGDA was the coordinating Landscape Architect for this urban garden located within Millennium Park. The Lurie Garden, designed by GGN, Ltd, is a 3 acre greenroof garden. The Garden rests atop subterranean parking structures, commuter railroad station, and busway. Piet Oudolf, renowned worldwide for his imaginative gardens, designed the perennial planting of approximately 35,000 sf. Focused upon a design that bring the natural world back into human habitats, the design team, assisted by TGDA, aimed for a sustainable planting design that shows four seasonal interests. 65% of the selected plant species are native to Chicago’s geographical context and grow well in tough urban conditions.

For more information on the Lurie Garden, a complete list of winners, and to read the jury comments - click here