2013 Professional Design Awards

RAI is proud to be the recipient of three awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects, presented by the Indiana Chapter of ASLA.

The INASLA Professional Awards Program was created to recognize professional excellence and outstanding examples of landscape architecture by Indiana landscape architects. These awards honor works that represent the forefront of the profession of Landscape Architecture and embody high levels of creativity and imagination.


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Honor Award, Unbuilt Works Category 

Comprehensive Study: Gateways, Greenways and Redevelopment - Franklin, Indiana

In 2008, Franklin's Redevelopment Commission engaged RAI to create a vision plan for the City. RAI’s Opportunity Planning efforts identified these goals: expansion of existing and proposed local attractions; codified standards for preservation of their architectural heritage; trails and greenways routing and a downtown redevelopment district.  Since study completion in 2009, over $8.2 million has been invested in downtown Franklin buildings and storefronts, in compliance with architectural standards for adaptive reuse.


Merit Award, Residential Category 

8 acre Private Residence

This clients' design program included the creation of an arrival experience that unfolds gradually, frames views to site features, screens the home from public view and provides a variety of outdoor rooms for resident and guest enjoyment.  The design features three strikingly different outdoor living spaces, a limestone water feature, a terraced garden and a Zen garden.


Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society Award 

Green Infrastructure Sewer Separation Project; Town of Speedway, Indiana 

The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society and INASLA presents this award for one work that prominently features plants native to Indiana.

RAI collaborated with the prime engineering consultant in the design of green infrastructure within the public right-of-way along residential streets. These basins mitigate flooding and improve water infiltration rates by slowing the flow of runoff, capturing sediment and utilizing native sedges to infiltrate water into the soil, replenishing ground water supplies.