Exploring the Aesthetics of Landscape Experience in the Age of Sustainability

An international competition for built and visionary (unbuilt) residential landscapes

Suburbia Transformed 3.0 celebrates and promotes residential works that go beyond “green” to address the aesthetic quality of human experience in the process. Winning entries of the ST3.0 design competition will be published, displayed at the James Rose Center, and become a part of a traveling exhibition on contemporary residential design.

Exploring the Aesthetics of Landscape Experience in the Age of Sustainability

An international competition for built and visionary (unbuilt) residential landscapes

The James Rose Center hosted its second international residential design competition/exhibition, Suburbia Transformed 2.0, celebrating and promoting residential works that go beyond “green” to address the aesthetic quality of human experience in the process.

This competition invited students, as well as professional entries and included visionary (unbuilt), as well as built works.

Winning entries were published and displayed at the James Rose Center, as well as became a part of a traveling exhibition on contemporary residential design.

Thank you to all who participated in the competition.

Competition Jurors

Cornelia Oberlander OC, FASLA, FCSLA, LMBCSLA, Landscape Architect

Julie Bargmann, Founding Principal, D.I.R.T., Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Architecture

Meg Calkins, LEED AP, ASLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University

Matthew Urbanski, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects, P.C.

Joseph S. R. Volpe, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

ST2.0 was co-sponsored by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the NJASLA.

One Garden at a Time: Exploring the Aesthetics of Landscape Experience in the Age of Sustainability

2010 Design Competition and Exhibition

Available now for exhibition (contact us

Through a juried competition, the exhibition assembles contemporary projects achieving the goal of exploring green technologies within the context of the aesthetics of human landscape experience on small residential sites. The emphasis is on how emerging sustainable strategies and tactics are used to create human landscape experiences that are beautiful, inspiring, perhaps profound; and which might serve as examples for transforming the suburban residential fabric, one garden at a time. The exhibition is open to view Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The exhibition catalog can be purchased at The James Rose Center or from our online bookstore.

The opening reception at the James Rose Center’s Suburbia Transformed exhibition has been captured in a video by Marshall Katzman at RidgewoodPatch. Interviews include Billie Cohen, Dean Cardasis, Matt Burgermaster, Joseph Volpe, Matthew Urbanski, Todd Haiman, and Matthew Cunningham.

SUBURBIA TRANSFORMED is co-sponsored by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; American Society of Landscape Architects New Jersey Chapter; and Garden Design Magazine.