The Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project won big at the "Quality of Life Awards," held by the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The awards gala took place on October 23, 2014 at the Ebell Club in Long Beach, and the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project came away with the top award in the Parks and Recreation category, as well as the top award overall, the Award of Excellence.
According to ASLA, the Quality of Life Awards are "designed to celebrate professional excellence by recognizing the firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Southern California and beyond."
The Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project has truly improved the quality of life for the thousands who use it on a weekly basis, as well as for the wildlife that call the lake home. The project also serves as a great example of how amazing things can be done when professionals, public agencies, and community members work together.
Josh Segal and Julia Shuart are proud to have been a large part of this project while at AECOM, and enjoy checking in at the lake whenever time allows.