TAG: NALP Awards of Excellence

Big Picture: Designs by Sundown merges tech elements with nature

July 31, 2017By

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

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

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

Big Picture: Making the grade

December 19, 2016By

Location: Fort Worth, TX Company: Bonick Landscaping Photo credit: David Hocker, Hocker Design Group The new owner of this four-acre, mid-century Texas estate engaged landscape architect firm Hocker Design Group to renovate the site and Bonick Landscaping to install the exterior landscape components. Major features include a motor court with a biological water feature and koi pond, numerous large-scale sculptures... read more