TAG: Awards of Excellence program

Big Picture: Entertaining in the great outdoors

July 13, 2018By
Backyard active and passive recreation at a Pellettieri Associates project in Amherst, N.H. Photo: Jeff Dachowski, Dachowski Photography

Location: Amherst, N.H. Company: Pellettieri Associates The design intent was to create a series of outdoor multipurpose rooms on the property, located on a northern slope in a densely wooded area. As such, the house lot was quite dark and received a substantial amount of groundwater/runoff. Due to poor soil conditions, the potential locations for a leach field were limited,... read more

Big Picture: Sculptural Renaissance

November 8, 2017By
Photo Credit: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects and Contractors

Location: Houston Company: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects & Contractors Photo Credit: McDugald-Steele Landscape Architects and Contractors An historic estate’s new owners did an extensive renovation and expansion that included the gardens. The design emphasized the development of unique garden spaces that offered opportunities for entertaining and display of notable garden sculptures. Pairing with the architectural team, the McDugald-Steele team coordinated the... read more

Big Picture: A peaceful, passive garden

October 27, 2017By
Photo Credit: Sue Sotera

Location: East Northport, N.Y. Company: Goldberg & Rodler Photo Credit: Sue Sotera The clients envisioned their backyard as a tranquil getaway, but the landscape was in disrepair when the team arrived on site. Undefined expanses of lawn, decaying trees and thick clay soil. Gravel areas, drywells, catch basins and French drains were installed to provide infiltration on-site and keep new... read more

Big Picture: Blending old with new

June 30, 2017By
Photo credit: Ledden Palimeno Landscape Co.

Location: Collingswood, N.J. Company: Ledden Palimeno Landscape Co., Sewell, N.J. The clients wanted a small plunge pool to take on the feel of a pond, with strong elements of rock walls and bluestone terracing. It had to blend seamlessly into the surrounding landscape and century-old residence. Access was limited, so small equipment was needed. The mature trees needed to be... read more

Big Picture: Happy Landings

September 2, 2016By
Photos: Groundworks Landscaping

Location: New York oceanfront Company: Groundworks Landscaping, East Hampton, N.Y. The Details: The client’s site views were already stunning. The Groundworks Landscaping team didn’t want to take away from those. Rather, the focus of the project was to implement a simple foundation planting plan that tied the landscaping to the architecture of the newly renovated home. The house sits on... read more

Big Picture: Woodland retreat

June 13, 2016By

Location: Harrisburg, Pa. Company: GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, Pa. Photo Credit: GoldGlo Landscapes The client’s goal was to create a patio space to compliment the European-style home in a wooded setting, where his grandchildren could play and he could relax and entertain. There were several challenges. For example, the client requested natural flagstone for the 1,600-sq.-ft. patio—without the normal blue or... read more