The Office of James Burnett has won the 2009 Texas ASLA Chapter Merit Award for the Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University and The Del Mar Beach House in Del Mar, California.

Brochstein Pavilion at Rice University

Conceived as a landmark destination for Rice University’s campus, the Raymond and Susan Brochstein Pavilion demonstrates the ability of landscape architecture to foster social interaction and improve the human condition. A study in restraint and the purity of form, the garden at the Brochstein Pavilion creates a powerful spatial framework that has transformed an unstructured, underutilized quadrangle into the center of student activity on campus.

Del Mar Beach House

This residence in the beach town of Del Mar, California, was designed in close collaboration with the architect and the owner. A second home for the owner, the residence expresses the owner’s personality and builds upon the storied tradition of southern California living.

Learn more at TexasASLA.org.