AWARDS

Over the years, OCBA has earned dozens of national and state awards in recognition of our planning and design excellence. Several of our projects have also been featured in publications and reports. The following are just a few of our projects that have been recognized by professional associations and non-profits active in the planning and design fields.

Outstanding Firm of the Year Award, 2006
Michigan Chapter of the
Society of Landscape Architects (MASLA)

Millennium Park Recreation Core
Kent County, Michigan
(view project)

  • President’s Plaque 2010
    Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc.
  • Honor Award, 2005
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Design Award, 2005
    Michigan Recreation and Parks Association
  • Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award, 2004
    The Waterfront Center
  • Promoting Active Communities Award, 2003
    Michigan Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Health

Western Michigan University Business and Technology Research Park
Kalamazoo, Michigan
(view project)

  • Honor Award, 2003
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Public Works Project of the Year, 2001
    Southwest Michigan Branch of the American Public Works Association

Allegan Riverfront Development
Allegan, Michigan
(view project)

  • Merit Award, 1988
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award, 1988
    Waterfront Center

Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
Augusta, Michigan
(view project)

  • Honor Award, 2000
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Honor Award, 1996
    American Institute of Architects Southwest Michigan Chapter

Bronson Methodist Hospital South Campus Site Development
Kalamazoo, Michigan
(view project)

  • Project Team Vista Award, 2003
    American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) Of the American Hospitals Association
  • Merit Award, 2001
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Design and Construction Award, 2001
    Engineering Society of Detroit
  • Honor Award, 2001
    Boston Society of Architects

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
Barry County, Michigan

  • Honor Award, 2001
    American Institute of Architects,
    Southwest Michigan Chapter

Battle Creek Linear Park
Battle Creek, Michigan

  • Medallion Award, 1999
    American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Merit Award, 1989
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award, 1988
    The Waterfront Center

St. Gregory’s Abbey Comprehensive Use Plan
Three Rivers, Michigan

  • Merit Award, 1989
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

Portage Creek Bicentennial Park
Portage, Michigan

  • Medallion Award, 1999
    American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Facility Design Award, 1994
    Michigan Recreation & Park Association
  • Special Recognition Award, 1993
    Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Innovative Park Resources Award, 1993
    Michigan Recreation and Parks for the Celery Flats Interpretive Center

Michigan State University New Track & Field Facility
East Lansing, Michigan

  • Running Track Facility of the Year, 2003
    U.S. Tennis Court and Track Builders Association, Inc.

Five Senses Garden
Kalamazoo, Michigan

  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Design
  • Merit Award
    American Association of Nurserymen
  • National Award
    American Association of School Administrators

Plaster Creek Trail
Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Phase I Design Award, 2000
    Michigan Recreation & Park Association