Trail Planning & Design Award

This award recognizes a trail project of any size that demonstrates innovative planning and design techniques, while incorporating accessibility, and making a positive contribution to the community it serves.


Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

Landscape architecture is essential to improving our nation’s infrastructure.

Thomas Woltz, FASLA, principal of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, discusses the firm’s work on Houston’s soon-to-open Memorial Park land bridge and reflects on the role of landscape architecture in improving critical infrastructure and public space challenges confronting our world.

“There is powerful potential in the alignment of infrastructural needs with the design community’s tools to creatively address some of the most pernicious issues facing our society today, including an interrelated set of social, cultural, and environmental crises.”

(Photo credit: @nationalasla Instagram)

More winners of this award

2019: Western Piedmont Trail

2017: City of San Jose and Callander Associates

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