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The 2023 Design Awards Event

For 2023, we’re celebrating 16 award winning projects at the historic Fort Mason Center for the Arts & Culture in the Cowell Theatre, preceded by a special social event in the stunning Design Award-winning Pier 2 Atrium.

We’re celebrating four years of the Preservation Design Awards at this special opportunity for winning teams and conference-goers. Wines will be split into six groups, tied to winning projects from all four years. There will be some surprises, a silent auction, and food and drink served.

Virginia Robinson Gardens Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Documentation


Project Co-Lead/Landscape Architect
Alison Terry – So CA ASLA HALS/Terry Design, Inc.

Project Co-Lead/Landscape Architect
Lisa Gimmy – Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture

President Virginia Robinson Gardens Friends
Betty Goldstein – Virginia Robinson Gardens Friends

Landscape Architect
Kelly Comras – Kelly Comras Landscape Architecture

Architectural Historian
Steven Keylon –  

Landscape Architect
David Dahlke – RIOS

Superintendent VRG (Retired)
Tim Lindsay – Virginia Robinson Gardens, Retired

Dennis Hill – Content Creation

Landscape Architect
Nicole Volpe – VERTiCA Landscape Architecture Inc.

Landscape Architect
Linda Endler – Linda Endler Design

Landscape Architect
Cal Walsten – Gdi Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Landscape Architect
Elaine Walsten – Gdi Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Martin Bruinsma –  

Landscape Designer
Jin McFarland – Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture

CAD drafter
Patrick Hoesterey – n/a

Landscape Designer
Rogelio Nunez – BMLA, Inc.

Landscape Architectural Intern
Katie Owens – California Polytechnic Institute, Pomona

Kathleen Campbell – Docent, Virginia Robinson Gardens

Landscape Architect
Libby Simon – Libby Simon Landscape Design

Greg Applegate – Arborgate Consulting, Inc.

Landscape Designer
Mitchell Lam – Dakeuna Consultants

Virginia Robinson Gardens Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Documentation

Virginia Robinson Gardens Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Documentation is a winner for the 2023 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Resource Studies, Reports. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at

About Virginia Robinson Gardens Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Documentation

The Virginia Robinson Gardens is a 6.2-acre botanical garden, historic landscape, and residence. The property is owned by Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation and jointly managed with the Friends of Robinson Gardens.

This HALS documentation represents a comprehensive survey of the development of the Virginia Robinson Gardens and includes historical hardscape plans and planting plans, site sections, fountain details, site furnishings, and site analysis. The project also includes an inventory of the site’s existing hardscape, planting, and site amenities. Large-format photographs document important aspects of the site. A written history provides comprehensive scholarly documentation.

Professional landscape architects, designers, photographers, historians, and many others contributed thousands of pro bono hours to complete this project.

About CPF and the Awards

The California Preservation Awards are a statewide hallmark, showcasing the best in historic preservation. The awards ceremony includes the presentation of the Preservation Design Awards and the President’s Awards, bringing together hundreds of people each year to share and celebrate excellence in preservation.

The California Preservation Foundation (CPF), a 501c3 nonprofit, was incorporated in 1978. We now support a national network of more than 36,000 members and supporters. Click here to learn how you can become a member.