Unified Vision: A Landscape Approach to Enhancing Student Life on Duke’s West Campus

Duke University Hollows Residence Hall

Earlier this year, our team submitted our work on Duke University’s West Campus residence halls to the Society of College and Planning (SCUP) 2023. In turn, this project received a SCUP Honor Award of Excellence in Landscape Architecture, earning Surface 678’s very first SCUP award! Including the Historic Quads, Edens Quad, and the Hollows, the […]

Surface Receives Award in International Design Competition

Surface 678 has received an Honorable Mention for participation in the Atlantic Beach Boardwalk International Design Competition. The Town of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina is using an international design competition to select the firm to lead the design of a major upgrade to its oceanside boardwalk and surrounding areas. Over 50 architecture and landscape architecture firms […]

Surface 678 Wins Three NC ASLA Awards in 2022

We are happy to share that Surface 678 won three NC ASLA Awards in 2022 for Bloc[83], NC State University Fitts-Woolard Hall, and UNC Charlotte Stormwater Master Plan. We are extremely happy for our team and proud of all the hard work that our designers have put into each of these projects.

The Stitch: Winner of the 2022 Redevelopment Project of the Year Award

From a local retail landmark to a socially regenerative space, The Stitch has been named an NAIOP NC 2022 Redevelopment Project of the Year Award winner! Formerly the Morrisville Outlet Mall, The Stitch was resurrected from the bones of the fallow mall. The intent of the site design was to renew and restore the already […]

Surface Wins 4 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards in 2021

Bloc 83

Surface 678 has won 4 Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance in 2021. The Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Community Appearance recognize outstanding new contributions to the character, environment, and appearance of the City of Raleigh. Surface won awards for three projects: John Chavis Memorial Park, Bloc[83], and North Carolina State University Fitts-Woolard Hall. […]

Surface 678 Wins Three 2020 NCASLA Design Awards

BB&T Leadership Institute

The North Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NC ASLA) recognized three Surface 678 projects with one honor and two merit awards for 2020. NCASLA Awards Chair Auggie Wong announced: “We are proud of award-winning projects, which speak to ecological resiliency, cultural celebration, and equity in our communities.” Surface 678’s recognized projects are […]

Surface 678 Wins Three 2019 ASLA Southeast Region Design Awards

Raleigh Union Station

The American Society of Landscape Architects, Southern Region recognized three Surface 678 projects with design excellence awards at a ceremony held on June 3 during the Leading Transformations Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. Barrett Armstrong chaired a jury that chose the winning work from entries submitted by firms in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, […]

Surface 678 Honored with 2017 ASLA Award

North Carolina Museum of Art Expansion

We are pleased to announce that the North Carolina Museum of Art West Building Landscape has been selected as a 2017 ASLA Professional Honor Award recipient. Selected from 465 submissions, the awards honor top projects in the US and around the world.  The compelling landscape draws visitors from the galleries to the outdoors, connecting art […]