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The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) announced its Annual International Landscape Design Awards program winners. Awards are to be presented at the APLD International Design Conference June 13 – 17, 2011, in Cleveland.

APLD announces Landscape Design Awards winners

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) announced its Annual International Landscape Design Awards program winners. Awards are to be presented at the APLD International Design Conference June 13 – 17, 2011, in Cleveland.


Landscape designs in seven different categories were submitted for this year’s program – residential, non-residential, small garden, show garden, planting design, cost efficient project and specialty project. The criteria used to evaluate submissions included project impact, creativity, technical merit and planting design.


The judging panel was comprised of well known experts in the field including: Robin Templar Williams, APLD, FSGD (Robin Williams and Associates); Helen Billetop (Helen Billetop Garden Design Ltd); Sara Kinbar (GoodGardenIdeas.com); Eric Liskey (Better Homes and Gardens); Julie Moir Messervy (Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio); Mark Gregory (Landform Consultants) and Rosalind Reed, APLD (Rosalind Reed Associates).


The judges awarded 4 Gold Awards and 16 Merit Awards in this year’s competition. Each year, APLD also bestows the coveted title of “Landscape Designer of the Year” to the highest valued entry in this competition. The 2011 APLD International Landscape Designer of the Year is Suzanne Arca, APLD, of Suzanne Arca Design in Albany, California, for her project titled DiPrisco Meadow Garden. All of the winners are as follows:


 


2011 APLD International Landscape Designer of the Year

Suzanne Arca, APLD & Suzanne Arca Design, Suzanne Arca Design, Albany, California

Residential Design: DiPrisco Meadow Garden, Project Location: Lafayette, California


 


Gold Awards

Suzanne Arca, APLD & Suzanne Arca Design, Suzanne Arca Design, Albany, California

Residential Design: DiPrisco Meadow Garden, Project Location: Lafayette, California

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Melrose, Massachusetts

Residential Design: Le Petit Chalet, Project Location: Southwest Harbor, Maine

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design, Melrose, Massachusetts

Small Garden Design: South End Courtyard, Project Location: Boston, Massachusetts

W. Gary Smith Design, Austin, Texas

Residential Design: Innisfree, Project Location: Middleburg, Virginia


 


Merit Awards

Rachel Gioannini, APLD / Casa Serena Landscape Designs, Tucson, Arizona

Small Garden Design: Leporini Courtyard, Project Location: Tucson, Arizona

Grace Design Associates, Inc., Grace Design Associates, Inc., Santa Barbara, California

Residential Design: Hidden Valley Residence, Project Location: Santa Barbara, California

Fullmer’s Landscaping, Inc. / Reuben Huffman, APLD, Dayton, Ohio

Residential Design: The Angled Approach, Project Location: Dayton, Ohio

Jolly John / Shibanee & Kamal Architects, Whitefield, Bangalore, India

Non-Residential Design: Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, Project Location: Bangalore, India

Daniel Lowery, APLD; Barbara Lycett, APLD; Octavia Chambliss and Susie Thompson, on behalf of the Washington State Chapter of APLD

Show Garden Design: Your Hidden Garden Discovered: Collaborate with a Designer, Project Location: Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2010, Seattle, Washington

Nicholas McCullough / McCullough’s Landscape & Nursery, New Albany, Ohio

Small Garden Design: Zerick Residence, Project Location: New Albany, Ohio

Colin Miller Design Studio, Martinez, California

Small Garden Design: Garnet Residence, Project Location: Martinez, California

Kathryn Prideaux, APLD / Prideaux Design, Tucson, Arizona

Small Garden Design: Desert Jewelbox, Project Location: Tucson, Arizona

Elizabeth Przygoda-Montgomery / Boxhill Landscape Design, Tucson, Arizona

Residential Design: Southwest Retreat, Project Location: Tucson, Arizona

Botanical Visions, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida

Residential Design: Strasz Residence, Project Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Patricia St. John, APLD, St. John Landscapes, Berkeley, California

Small Garden Design: Pocket-Sized Courtyard, Project Location: Berkeley, California

Patricia St. John, APLD / St. John Landscapes, Berkeley, California

Cost Efficient Design: East Meets West, Project Location: San Jose, California

Bobbie’s Green Thumb, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Specialty Project Design: Bhushan Property, Project Location: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

W. Gary Smith Design, Austin, Texas

Specialty Project Design: Art Goes Wild, Project Location: Framingham, Massachusetts

Lesley Turner / LTLA Landscape Design, Berkeley, California

Planting Design: O’Keefe Residence, Project Location: Berkeley, California

Genevieve Joёlle Villamizar, evolving . . . gardens & grounds design, Carbondale, Colorado

Specialty Project Design: Genny’s Garden, Project Location: Carbondale, Colorado

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