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INTERDISCIPLINARY: the comprehensive wedding of design disciplines

INNOVATION: the dedicated search for future technologies and opportunities today

INTUITION: reliance on historic analysis and accomplishments to guide future design decision-making

INTEGRITY: devotion to doing the very best in everything we do

2016

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter:

University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana (NBBJ/Blitch Knevel-Architects / Torre Design Consortium-Urban Design)

"Most Educational Panda Exhibit", Giant Panda Global:

“China” Exhibit, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee

Merit Award for New Construction under $25M, Structural Engineers Association of Metropolitan Washington Excellence in Construction:

“Slimy Scaly Spectacular” Reptile & Amphibian Complex, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

2015

Best Cultural Project, Engineering News-Record Southeast Chapter:

“Scaly Slimy Spectacular” Reptile & Amphibian Complex, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

“Trail of the Tiger” Exhibit, Virginia Zoo, Norfolk, Virginia

Excellence in Construction Award, Associated Builders & Contractors New Orleans/Bayou Chapter:

“Audubon Zoo Asian Elephant Exhibit and Cool Zoo Phase 2”, New Orleans, Louisiana

2014

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Teton Trek" Exhibit, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee.

2012

Merit Award, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Amazonia" Exhibit, Mesker Park Zoo, Evansville, Indiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"New Orleans City Bark" Dog Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2010

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Zoo Atlanta Master Plan, Atlanta, Georgia.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Amazonia" Exhibit, Mesker Zoo, Evansville, Indiana.

2008

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Mike the Tiger Habitat, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Canal Street Revitalization, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2006

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Tropics of the Americas" Exhibit at the Palm Beach Zoo, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Vision Westwego City Plan, Westwego, Louisiana.

Award of Merit-Education, McGraw Hill Construction, South Central Construction Award:

Mike the Tiger Habitat, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2005

Honor Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Brookfield Zoo Southwest Quadrant Master Plan, Biodiversity Entry Plaza, "Islands" Exhibit Fallen Log, and "Deserts" Exhibit Tropical Aviary Renderings, Brookfield, Illinois.

Honor Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Assiniboine Zoo Master Plan, Entry Building and First Nations Walk, and Entry to Gateway to the Arctic, Arctic Research Station, and Discovery Center Renderings, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Honor Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Master Plan Report, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honor Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Assiniboine Zoo Master Plan Report, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Honorable Mention Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Birmingham Zoological Garden Master Plan Report, Birmingham, Alabama.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Aqua World Renderings, Moss Point, Mississippi.

Honorable Mention Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Biloxi Aquarium Marine Education Center Renderings, Biloxi, Mississippi.

Honorable Mention Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

"Canal Street Now!" Renderings, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Mesker Park Zoo Master Plan, Entry Building, Tropical Rainforest Renderings, Evansville, Indiana.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

"Northwest Passage" Exhibit Renderings, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

"Safari Africa!" Website for Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida.

Honorable Mention Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Virginia Zoological Park Master Plan Report, Norfolk, VA.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Metro Washington Park Zoo (now the Oregon Zoo) Master Plan Report, Portland, Oregon.

2004

Honor Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Little Rock Zoo Master Plan, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI: Memphis Botanical Garden Master Plan, Memphis, Tennessee.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Moss Point Waterfront Development and Downtown Revitalization Master Plan, Moss Point, Mississippi.

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

"Tropics of the Americas" Exhibit Rendering, Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Honorable Mention Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

"Safari Africa" Exhibit Rendering, Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida.

Honorable Mention Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

www.t-dcl.com

Merit Award, Gulf States Region CSI:

Mike the Tiger Habitat Nighthouse, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

2003

President's Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"China" Giant Panda Exhibit, Memphis Zoo and Aquarium, Memphis, Tennessee.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Assiniboine Park Zoo Master Plan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

First Honor Award Best Master Planned Project, Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate Excellence in Development Design Awards Program:

Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk, Virginia.

Second Place Commercial Category, North American Decorative and Durable Concrete Pavement Contest:

Compass at Entry Complex, Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk, Virginia.

2002

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Memphis Botanic Garden Master Plan, Memphis, Tennessee.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Northwest Passage" Exhibit, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Tropics Cafe', Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, Palm Beach, Florida.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Okavango Delta" Exhibit, Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk, Virginia.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Pelican Landing Conference Center, Moss Point, Mississippi.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Little Rock Zoo Master Plan, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Merit Award, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Torre House, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Excellence in Construction Award, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Florida East Coast Chapter:

'Tropics of the Americas" Exhibit, Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, West Palm Beach, Florida.

2001

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Landscape Architecture Magazine Article, "Out of Egypt."

2000

Excellence in Construction, Florida East Construction Chapter CSR:

"Tiger Falls" Exhibit, Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park, Palm Beach, Florida.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

General DeGaulle Corridor Master Plan, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Birmingham Zoo Master Plan, Birmingham, Alabama.

Certificate of Application, City of New Orleans:

Contribution to the City of New Orleans, Louisiana.

1999

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

East Jefferson Batture Waterfront Park Master Plan, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

1998

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Torre Residence, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"African Forest and Primate Canyon" Exhibit, Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth, Texas.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Brent House Hotel Atrium, Jefferson, Louisiana.

1997

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Jefferson Parish Forensic Center, Harvey, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects New Orleans Chapter:

McDermott Lodge, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Jefferson Parish Forensic Center, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

The Wharf Master Plan (Wetlands Harbor Activities Recreational Facility), Westwego, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Metro Washington Park Zoo (now the Oregon Zoo) Master Plan, Portland, Oregon.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"TEXAS!" Exhibit, Fort Worth Zoo, Texas.

1996

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

"Once Upon a Farm" Exhibit, Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Moss Point Waterfront Master Plan, Moss Point, Mississippi.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

New Basin Canal Streetscape, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Virginia Zoological Master Plan, Norfolk, Virginia.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Florida Chapter:

Maitland Community Park, Maitland, Florida.

Honorable Mention, American Institute of Architects Gulf States Region:

Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee.

1995

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge Master Plan, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

West Jefferson General Hospital, Entry Complex, Marrero, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Louisville Zoo Master Plan, Louisville, Kentucky.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Hammond Downtown Master Plan, Hammond, Louisiana

1994

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Memphis Zoo Improvements, Memphis, Tennessee.

Merit Award, American Institute of Architects New Orleans Chapter:

Maitland Community Center, Maitland, Florida.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Memphis Zoo Improvements, Memphis, Tennessee.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Hilltop Arboretum Master Plan, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Maitland Community Park, Maitland, Florida.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, Louisiana Chapter:

New Basin Canal Master Plan, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

St. Charles Streetscape, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Site Perspectives, L. Azeo Torre

Honor Award, American Institute of Architects New Orleans Chapter Honor Awards Program:

Memphis Zoo & Aquarium Improvements, Memphis, Tennessee.

1991

Dallas Urban Design Award, City of Dallas:

"Wilds of Africa" Exhibit, Dallas, Texas.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter:

Memphis Zoo and Aquarium Entry Complex, Memphis, Tennessee.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter:

Chattanooga Zoological Gardens at Warner Park, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Woldenberg Riverfront Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Design Excellence, Southern Accents Magazine Street:

Woldenberg Riverfront Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1990

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Memphis Zoo and Aquarium Entry Complex, Memphis, Tennessee.

Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award, The Waterfront Center (Consultants and Publishers):

Southbank Riverwalk, Downtown Development Authority, Jacksonville, Florida.

1989

Honor Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects Florida Chapter:

Southbank Riverwalk, Downtown Development Authority, Jacksonville, Florida.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Florida Chapter:

"American Bald Eagle" and "Elephant" Exhibits, Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida.

Award of Honorable Mention, American Society of Landscape Architects Florida Chapter:

Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Southbank Riverwalk, Jacksonville, Florida.

Peoples Choice Award, American Institute of Architects New Orleans Chapter:

Audubon Park & Zoological Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Waterfront Development, L. Azeo Torre.

1988

Outstanding Contribution to the Community, Hillsborough Planning Commission, Hillsborough County, Florida:

Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida.

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Bayou Segnette State Park, Westwego, Louisiana.

1987

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects:

Southbank Riverwalk, Downtown Development Authority, Jacksonville, Florida.

Certificate of Appreciation, City of Biloxi:

Contribution to the Quality of Life, City of Biloxi, Mississippi.

1985

Exhibit of the Year Award, American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA):

"Louisiana Swamp" Exhibit, Audubon Zoological Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award of Excellence, American Society of Landscape Architects:

"Louisiana Swamp" Exhibit, Audubon Park & Zoological Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Royal Orleans Hotel Rooftop Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1984

Certificate of National Recognition, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development:

Pascagoula River Park Improvements, Pascagoula, Mississippi.

National Landscape Award, American Association of Nurserymen:

Vieux Carre' Riverfront Improvements, New Orleans, Louisiana.

National Special Judges Landscape Award (awarded only four times in the last 25 years), American Association of Nurserymen:

Audubon Park & Zoological Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, Copley Square National Design Competition:

City of Boston, Massachusetts.

Honor Award, Recreational Planning and Design, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Louis Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honor Award, Zoological and Botanical Garden Design, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Audubon Park & Zoological Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Honor Award, Urban Design, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Edison Place, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Biennial Award for Excellence in Design, Highway Facilities Judged Exceptional Preservation and Cultural Enhancement, United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration:

St. Charles Streetscape, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, Historic Preservation and Restoration, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Vieux Carre' Riverfront Improvements, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Merit Award, Recreational Planning and Design, American Society of Landscape Architects Louisiana Chapter:

Louisiana World Exposition Planting Design, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1982

Merit Award, American Society of Landscape Architects:

Transit and Information Referral System, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1981

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects:

Vieux Carre' Riverfront Improvements, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Certification of Appreciation, Winning Design, City of New Orleans:

Duncan Plaza, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1974

The Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome:

The Rome Prize of the American Academy in Rome is a 120-year old institution that utilizes the dynamic cosmopolitan setting of Rome to support the interaction and collaboration of talented, innovative artists, scholars, and writers. Through a national competition, the Rome Prize is awarded to individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Rome Prize recipients enjoy the freedom to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange and innovation.

Mr. Torre was awarded the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture in 1974-1976, receiving one of the last two-year fellowships to live and study at the American Academy in Rome.

This wonderful institution and collaboration with other academy fellows, as well as the inestimable resources of Italy and Europe, have been the foundation of Mr. Torre's thinking and approach to the design process.