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Bergmann Wins Top Honors at 2019 ASLA Awards for Roc the Riverway

DATE: April 9, 2019

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National architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann earned top honors in the Planning and Analysis category at the annual New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) awards banquet for the ROC the Riverway project. Bergmann is providing planning and design services for the City of Rochester as it embarks on the more than two dozen projects that comprise the ROC the Riverway initiative.

Each year, the ASLA recognizes innovative projects executed by individuals, firms, agencies, and academic institutions in six categories: Planning and Analysis, Unbuilt Design, Built Design, Residential Design, Research and Communication, and Historic Preservation. Criteria for the Planning and Analysis award include quality of planning and analysis; effective use, presentation or programming of landscape architectural techniques; the likelihood of implementation; and value to the client and other professions.

“For 40 years, Bergmann has called downtown Rochester our home. We are thrilled to help Rochester reconnect with the Genesee River,” said Andrew Raus, vice president, Northeast/Atlantic Buildings Division, Bergmann. “We thank ASLA for this honor and look forward to helping the city realize its vision for revitalization.”

Through a series of design workshops, Bergmann's team of urban planners, landscape architects and engineers work collaboratively with city professionals and the community to pull together existing initiatives, as well as new aspirational projects, under the ROC the Riverway umbrella. The end product is a holistic vision among the various projects that leverage the value of Rochester’s waterfront.

“I want to congratulate the men and women of Bergmann on the receipt of this much-deserved recognition for their incredible performance on the ROC the Riverway project,” said City of Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “Bergmann’s designs helped launch a project that will help our city finally realize the full job-creating, community-building potential of the Genesee River. This is an exciting time for Rochester, as we are about to witness an unprecedented level of investment and activity along our riverfront, which will help us transform our city and create more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”


For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.