Architects Honored for Prairie Line Trail Design

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The Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects presented its 2017 Award of Excellence to the landscape architecture firm PLACE for its design of UW Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail.

UW Tacoma's Prairie Line Trail, a multi-functional transportation corridor and green space which transects the heart of campus, has been recognized by the Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects with its 2017 Award of Excellence.

ASLA, founded in 1899, is the leading professional organization for landscape architects in the U.S. The Washington chapter, headquartered in Olympia, was established in 1973 and has 400 member landscape architects.

The 2017 Award of Excellence recognizes the design accomplishments of PLACE Studio LLC, the architects of the UW Tacoma section of the Prairie Line Trail. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the firm has designed many projects including elements of the Burke Gilman Trail in Seattle and many sites in and around Portland, such as the NIKE world headquarters.

The Prairie Line Trail through the UW Tacoma campus is one portion of a larger vision for a multi-modal trail that will eventually connect Point Defiance to Mt. Rainier, dubbed the Tahoma to Tacoma trail network.

Written by: 
John Burkhardt / June 26, 2018
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John Burkhardt, UW Tacoma Communications, 253-692-4536 or