Joseph Favour Awarded for Greening Downtown Minneapolis
This week, the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID) recognized Joseph Favour, associate professor in practice for the Landscape Architecture department, for his work with Tom Oslund Associates on projects responsible for creating a greener downtown. The Greening and Public Realm Awards pay tribute to community greening champions in over a dozen categories, recognizing property owners, businesses, and community groups who have created and maintained public green spaces that enhance Minneapolis.

Favour's projects were awarded: "Best Parking Lot Greening" for a demonstration project to enhance an existing parking lot by removing paving and adding a mix of native and ornamental plantings; "Best Streetscape Greening" for a residential building with raised boulevard tree planters along Washington Avenue and Park Avenue; and "Best Restoration" for work on a redesigned plaza for the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.


Best Streetscape Greening, 200 Park Avenue Lofts: Brighton Development with Oslund Associates & Julie Snow Design

Best_Parking_Lot_Greening.jpgBest Parking Lot Greening, 205 Park Ave Lot: City of Minneapolis with Elness Sewnson Graham, & Oslund Associates

Best_Restoration.jpgBest Restoration, Minneapolis Community & Technical College with Oslund Associates

Favour and 22 others were recognized at an an awards ceremony on March 13. For more information about the Landscape Architecture program at the College of Design, please visit their website.