- Research Accomplishment Faculty Award 2010. Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, NC State University to Nilda Cosco, PhD.
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), 2009 General Design Honor Award, Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, Inc., Natural Learning Initiative, Play Consultants, for Teardrop Park, New York, NY,
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), 2008 General Design Honor Award, Michael Van Valkenburg Associates, Inc., Natural Learning Initiative, Play Consultants, for Boston Children's Museum Plaza
- NC State University Outstanding Extension Service Award 2003 to the Natural Learning Initiative for community service.
- EDRA/Places Research Award 2002. Growing Up in Cities Environmental Design Research Association. International research team member (Professor Robin Moore, Nilda Cosco, PhD.)
- ASLA Ohio Chapter, Award Winning Project 2002 . Orchard School Community Park. McKnight & Associates, Landscape Architects; Urban Design Center, Kent State University School of Architecture; and Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland, Ohio. The Natural Learning Initiative consultant designers to ParkWorks. www.parkworks.org
- American Horticultural Society Landscape Design Award 2001. Professor Robin Moore for outstanding design work.
- Triangle Access Award 2001. KidsTogether Park, Cary. Outstanding universally designed park. Litlle & Little Landscape Architects, Raleigh, NC and Professor Robin Moore masterplan designer.