2020    CELA Lifetime Achievement Award, The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

2019    Lifetime Achievement Award, Center for Health Design

2010    ASLA Honor Award, Research Category, as part of team headed by Professor Susan Rodiek, Center for Health Systems and Design, Texas A&M University, for DVD-based educational program — Access to Nature for Older Adults: Promoting Health through Landscape Design

2010    Honorary ASLA

2008    American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in the Architecture and Urban Planning Category for Biophilic Design: The Theory, Science and Practice of Bringing Buildings to Life, in which chapter with Robin Moore appeared, “Healthy Planet, Healthy Childhood: Designing Nature into the Daily Spaces of Childhood”

2007    Publication Award, American Horticultural Therapy Association, for Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations(co-edited with Marni Barnes)

2004    ASLA Bradford Williams Medal for series of articles published in 2003 on the social values of designed landscapes, Landscape Architecture Magazine

2000    EDRA/Places Research Award for: Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations, by Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes (Eds.)

1997    CELA Outstanding Educator Award, The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

1996    Merit Awards for Research from the AIA and ASLA for Gardens in Healthcare Facilities: Uses, Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations by Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes

1993    ASLA/Merit Award for: People Place: Design Guidelines for Urban Open Space, by Clare Cooper Marcus and Carolyn Francis

1992    Progressive Architecture/Citation for Research for: Housing As If People Mattered: Site Design Guidelines for Medium-Density Family Housing, by Clare Cooper Marcus and Wendy Sarkissian

1989    Guggenheim Award to support research on co-housing in Europe and the US

1983    National Endowment for The Arts/Exemplary Design Research Award for: Easter Hill Village: Some Social Implications of Design