We are pleased to announce that Andropogon has received an Award of Excellence in Research from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for the firm’s groundbreaking white paper on site commissioning. The Site Commissioning White Paper— written by landscape architects and published in 2017 by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)—assesses the feasibility of field-verified landscape performance, and then outlines an agency-wide, policy framework for incorporating site commissioning into GSA’s future, land-development projects.Andropogon and GSA engaged with 89 industry thought leaders—representing governmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, and the private sector—to join seven, subject-matter working groups: Water, Soil, Vegetation, Materials, Habitat, Human Health and Well-Being, and Climate. The teams worked to develop and administer surveys, resulting in cross-disciplinary support for the GSA’s adoption of site commissioning. At this time, we would like to thank all of our contributing, subject-matter experts who provided their time and resources. Without all of you, this achievement would not have been possible.
Also, a very special thank you to Christian Gabriel PLA, ASLA—GSA’s National Design Director for Landscape Architecture—for leading this effort! For more information on the award, please click here.
To download the full white paper, please click here