TSW, a full-service planning, architecture and landscape architecture firm headquartered in Midtown (www.tsw-design.com), has received two planning awards from the Georgia Planning Association. The awards were announced at the association’s Fall Conference this past weekend. TSW won the Outstanding Planning Document award for its work on the Augusta Sustainable Development Implementation Program and Outstanding Planning Process, Large Community Award for Alpharetta’s Envision Main Street initiative.
“Alpharetta’s Envision Main Street Initiative is focused on redesigning the town’s historic Main Street to better serve the community’s current and future needs,” said Thomas Walsh, TSW Principal. “Through a series of interactive community meetings and a visual preference survey, we collected and analyzed ideas from residents, business owners, local employees, shoppers, diners, visitors and regional commuters and distilled these ideas into a single, shared community vision. The plan includes reducing vehicular speeds to increase safety and livability, lane changes to provide optimal capacity and accessibility, improved pedestrian safety and experience, shared pedestrian/bicycle facilities, additional on-street parking and streetscapes designed for outdoor dining and strolling.” http://envisionmainstreetalpharetta.com/
Each year the Georgia Planning Association recognizes local communities, regional commissioners and planners for their work to make Georgia a better place to live. Projects are recognized for innovation, transferability, quality, effectiveness of implementation, comprehensiveness, public participation, technology, equity, sustainability and collaboration.
About the Georgia Planning Association
The Georgia Planning Association (GPA) is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities throughout the state of Georgia through education, legislative support, the Community Planning Institute and other resources. An official chapter of the American Planning Association, the GPA serves Georgia’s communities at all levels of government, the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. www.georgiaplanning.org
Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates (TSW) is a full-service planning, architecture and landscape architecture firm. The award-winning Atlanta company was founded in 1990 and specializes in sustainable community design and architecture. TSW is a leader in the New Urbanist movement and employs a community planning and design process that links tradition and context with today’s cultural and environmental demands. Sustainable design is an integral part of all TSW work, from the master plan level to the individual building components. TSW’s staff members are LEED Accredited Professionals and their designs incorporate a range of ideas for progressive energy and resource saving solutions. www.tsw-design.com.