Ohio Chapter of ASLA 2015 Award Winner

We are proud to announce that Cawrse & Associates, with Hershberger Design and Virginia Burt Designs received an Honorable Mention Award for The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Design Competition from OCASLA this year!  Congratulations Team!!

The 2015 OCASLA Awards were announced on October 2, 2015 at the OCASLA Gala, which was held at MOCA Cleveland. You can view our award-winning project in the 2015 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

Click here to view the 2015 OCASLA Awards Booklet.

Click here to view our submittal for The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Design Competition.

On the Boards

We are currently working on a variety of projects, including:

  • The Cleveland Clinic: Avon Hospital Addition, The Crile Mall, Brunswick Family Health Center Addition, Cancer Center

  • Metro Health Garden of Hope and Healing

  • Garrettsville, OH. Retail Redevelopment

  • Mercy Regional Medical Center Master Plan  

  • TriPoint Medical Center Wellness Walk: Phase 2

  • Aurora Commons East

B'nai Jeshurun in Full Bloom

Last summer, The Linden Ceremonial Courtyard of B'nai Jeshurun, underwent a renovation of their outdated existing Entryway and Courtyard. This update and replacement allows the visitors to get lost in 5,400s.f. of garden space. The garden features different varieties of trees, shrubs, flowers and sculptures. The lush plantings are designed around benches as well as spaces that provide tranquility and spiritual contemplation.

On the Boards

We are currently working on a variety of projects, including:

  • The Cleveland Clinic: Avon Hospital Addition, The Crile Mall, Brunswick Family Health Center Addition, Cancer Center

  • Metro Health Garden of Hope and Healing

  • Garrettsville, OH. Retail Redevelopment

  • Mercy Regional Medical Center Master Plan  

  • TriPoint Medical Center Wellness Walk: Phase 2

  • The Village Green Parking Lot Restoration & Stormwater Management System: Phase 1

 

Recent International Design Competition in Yellowstone National Park

This past January, Craig Cawrse, CEO & Principal Landscape Architect of Cawrse & Associates teamed up with Mark Hershberger, Principal Landscape Architect of Hershberger Design and Virginia Burt, Principal Landscape Architect of Virginia Burt Designs to enter an international design competition hosted by The Yellowstone Park Foundation. 

The project brief asked contestants to take a fresh look at the unsafe and inaccessible  North and South Rim overlooks of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park. Our team proposed an integrated design approach that encompassed both the environmental and historical context of the site that would be inviting for all people of all ages. A "Less is More" approach to the design allowed the team to capitalize on Yellowstone's rustic style, complimenting the beauty of the site while creating a safe environment where one could engage with the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  Goals of the overall project were to provide a low maintenance, sustainable and contextually appropriate design that had minimal impact on the environment while remaining accessible to all. The projects innovative use of signage and historic materials gave place making a new meaning, exploiting some of Yellowstone's most stunning views.