TAG: NALP Awards of Excellence

Big Picture: Center of attention

August 23, 2018By
Brickell City Centre pool (Photo: ArquitectonicaGEO)

Location: Miami Company: Greensleeves Brickell City Centre transformed a nine-acre tract into an entertainment and shopping district in the heart of Brickell, the main financial district of Miami. The developer sought to incorporate the concept of biophilia in the design, with natural ventilation and native landscaping. The Gold-LEED-certified $1.5-billion, 5-million-square-foot project opened in phases over four years. The 40-story East... read more

Big Picture: Clean and classic

June 1, 2018By
A Southern Botanical project in Highland Park, Texas. Photo: James Wilson

Location: Highland Park, Texas Company: Southern Botanical This residence was built in 2001 and hadn’t been updated since. The clients took on a renovation project of the house’s interior, the pool terrace and the landscaping, and they also looked to expand the rear garden for entertaining and build a double-entry drive in the front of the home. For the landscaping,... read more

Big Picture: Compact comfort

December 18, 2017By
Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes

Location: Vail, Colo. Company: Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes Photo credit: Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes The client wanted a summer getaway that incorporated a saltwater pool, water features, lush flower gardens and fresh vegetables to be used for daily cooking. Another goal was to drown out the noise created from the highway. But there were several obstacles to overcome, including steep... read more

Big Picture: Designs by Sundown merges tech elements with nature

July 31, 2017By
Photo: Designs by Sundown

Location: Evergreen, Colo. Company: Designs by Sundown, Littleton, Colo. Photo: Designs by Sundown The initial plan for this historic ranch, secluded in the Colorado Rockies, consisted of softening an existing outdoor patio to create definition and more usable outdoor rooms. But the finished installation also conceals all-new technology—from lighting to irrigation, including the safety features on the fire elements. Dimmable,... read more

Big Picture: Heaven on a hill

March 31, 2017By
Photo: Ed Castro Landscape

Location: Atlanta Company: Ed Castro Landscape, Roswell, Ga. Photo credit: Ed Castro Landscape The clients wanted a large space for recreation and entertainment, including an outdoor fireplace where they could gather as a family. The steep hillside was causing drainage problems and limiting their ability to use the space. Erosion and runoff prevention required the contractor’s diligent attention throughout the... read more

Big Picture: Making a point

February 9, 2017By
Photo: Troy Thies Photography

Location: Prior Lake, Minn. Company: Southview Design Photo credit: Troy Thies Photography This peninsula residential landscaping project was three years in planning and two years to complete. The first meeting took place on the property with Southview Designs Landscape Designer Matt Burton, the real estate agent and the homeowner. The existing 1950s home was still there, with several steps leading... read more