Brooklyn Tech Triangle plaza rendering. Courtesy of Ken Smith Landscape Architect/WXY Architecture


HR&A’s work has been recognized by numerous prestigious industry organizations.

  • In 2015, the American Institute of Architects recognized the Lawn On D in Boston with the Small Project Award.
  • In 2015, the Design for the Lawn On D was recognized with an Honor Award by the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
  • In 2014, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association honored the New York Rising Community Construction Program with the Globe Award for First Place in Public Transit.
  • In 2013, the American Planning Association (APA) awarded our work on the Community Energy Plan for Arlington County with the National Planning Achievement Award in Environmental Planning.
  • The APA New York Chapter recognized our work for the Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan with the 2013 Meritorious Achievement Award.
  • Our work in support of the St. Louis Zoo Expansion Framework Plan was recognized by the APA Missouri Chapter with the 2013 Outstanding Planning Award.
  • In 2012, Duke Energy’s Smart Energy Now Program, designed by HR&A, won PowerGrid International Magazine‘s Best Energy Efficiency and Demand Response Project Award.
  • The American Institute of Architects honored HR&A’s Master Plan for the Central Delaware Riverfront with the 2012 Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.
  • In 2011, the Silver Medal for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence was awarded to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a major open-space redevelopment on the Brooklyn waterfront. HR&A led a complex series of master plan approvals and funding strategies for the development of the park.
  • HR&A was the subject of a feature article in the April 2011 print and online issue of Architect Magazine entitled “The Integrators: Navigating the complexities of a big urban project? New York’s HR&A can help.”
  • In 2011, the Master Plan for the Central Delaware Riverfront was recognized with a Commonwealth Award Gold Medal in Plans and Planning by the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.
  • In 2010, the High Line Park received the International Economic Development Council’s Neighbourhood Development Prize.
  • In 2010, The Aga Khan University Village Land Use Plan, which HR&A helped create, was awarded the Society for College and University Planning‘s Merit Award for Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component.
  • In 2009, The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized Brooklyn Bridge Park with an Honor Award. On behalf of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation, HR&A led predevelopment planning. The firm created a funding plan, led community outreach efforts, and managed a team of master planners, counsel and other consultants to support this open-space waterfront redevelopment.
  • The Newark Broad Street Station District Plan, which was managed by HR&A, was recognized with the New Jersey Future Smart Growth Award in 2009.
  • HR&A and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) were awarded the 2009 International Economic Development Council Partnership Award for a Public-Private Partnership in a city with a population of over 200,000 persons for the creation of 3CDC.
  • The Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence in 2007 recognized Daniel Island, a redevelopment project in Charleston Harbor that HR&A saw through from its initial planning phases through the first phase of development implementation, including founding the Daniel Island Development Corporation.
  • HR&A’s work on behalf of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) designing and implementing the New York Energy $martSM Assisted Multifamily Program (AMP) was recognized by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in 2005 as an exemplary low-income energy efficiency program.
  • The Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Framework Plan, managed by HR&A on behalf of the Washington D.C. Office of City Planning, won the 2005 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design.
  • In 2001, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) was awarded the Silver Medal for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. On behalf of NJPAC, HR&A developed a long-term financial plan for the innovative performing arts space, which revitalized downtown Newark.

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