(COLLEGE STATION, TX) — The Texas A&M Health Science Center and the design and architectural firm EDAW Inc. were recognized by the Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects with a merit award for excellence in planning for the master plan and guidelines for the new HSC Bryan campus.

The merit award in Planning and Urban Design for planning on projects greater than $500,000 was presented Sept. 12 as part of the Professional Design Awards Program at the American Planning Association/American Society of Landscape Architects Colorado 2008 Joint State Conference in Breckenridge, Colo. There were 75 total submissions for 30 award categories, with the merit award given to the HSC and EDAW Inc./AECOM-Denver with FKP Architects.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center and City of Bryan are collaborating on a new campus on about 200 acres along State Highway 47 (adjacent to Traditions Club Golf Course) that will allow the HSC to consolidate its academic programs and administration currently located throughout Bryan and College Station onto a single campus. Regents approved the allocation to the HSC in December 2006, having earlier accepted the land gift from the City of Bryan. Fifty of these acres will be for health-related public-private partnerships and facilities.

The first two campus buildings in the initial development phase are the Health Professions Education Building (HPEB) and the Medical Research and Education Building (MREB).

EDAW Inc. is a San Francisco-based architecture and environment consulting company with offices nationwide.

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