APLD names national landscape design contest winners

April 26, 2016By

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) named the winners of the 2016 Design Awards, the association’s annual landscape design competition. Landscape designers from Lansdale, Pa., Newport, R.I., Stoneham, Mass., and Ann Arbor, Mich., snagged eight Gold Awards in the national contest. The association also named silver and bronze awards. Looking at before and after photographs and project summaries, a panel... read more

Ep. 128: Back to design school

April 30, 2015By

We are going back to design school with Susan Cohan, Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) landscape designer and adjunct professor. We are broadcasting live from the design studio at the Gold LEED Certified Landscape Horticultural Technology Building at the County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph, NJ. Listen in as Cohan, principal of Susan Cohan Gardens, voices her opinions... read more

APLD International Design Conference set for Detroit

March 26, 2013By

HARRISBURG, PA.—Mark your calendars for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers’ (APLD’s) 18th Annual International Design Conference. It will take place Aug. 2-4, 2013 in Detroit. The Association has made a video showcasing its venue here. Registration and more information will be made available soon at APLD.org/?p=design-conference. read more

Ep. 9: Break Through the Grass Ceiling

January 30, 2013By

Award winning designer Susan Olinger, President of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), discusses the importance of being a certified landscape designer and the value of joining an organization like the APLD. From starting as a local member to taking over at the national level, Susan has seen her association, and the industry itself, grow dramatically over the years... read more

APLD issues call for entries for Landscape Design awards

November 30, 2012By

HARRISBURG, PA.—The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) Awards Committee and staff have made available the 2013 International Landscape Design Awards entry packets. Entries are due Feb. 1, 2013. The APLD International Landscape Design Awards Program honors the best in landscape design from around the world. The program brings exceptional talent to the attention of peers, potential clients and the world of... read more

Secluded sanctuary

June 20, 2012By

Designed by: Grace Design Associates Inc., Santa Barbara, CA Lead Landscape Designer Margie Grace recalls this award-winning landscape project as one with an interesting challenge: The husband at this account recently put in a garage and a parking area at their Montecito foothills compound (main house, guest house, office, all staggered down a slope). His wife called Grace Design Associates once... read more