landscape architectural service and design

Awards/Media

Honors and Awards:


  • 2015 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    Award of Excellence - Southern Nevada ASLA Chapter Award
    Award of Distinction - New American Home 2013
    Award of Distinction - Hawk Ridge Residence
  • Star Nursery Outstanding Color Award - Residential
  • 2015 Best of Houzz.com - Design Category
  • 2014 Best of Houzz.com - Satisfaction Category
  • 2013 NASLA Awards Merit Award for the New American Home
  • 2013 Best of Houzz.com - Design Category
  • 2010 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    Best Design in Show - Southern Nevada ASLA Chapter Award
    2nd Place - Residential Design
    3rd Place - Commercial Design Core Construction (LEED Gold)
    Star Nursery Color Award - Residential
  • 2009 NASLA Merit Award - Connor Residence
  • 2009 Heidi Awards:
    1st Place - Residential Outdoor Space
    Runner Up - Landscape Firm of the Year
  • 2008 Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Landscape Awards:
    2nd Place – Residential Design
    NASLA Awards – Merit Award Residential Homes

  • 2006 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    Lynn Mills Award of Excellence
    1st Place – Residential Design
    3rd Place – Residential Design
  • 2005 NASLA Merit Award – Howryla Residence
  • 2005 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    1st Place – Commercial Upgrade, Silverton Hotel & Casino
    2nd Place – Commercial Upgrade, Rio Hotel & Casino Porte Cochere
  • 2004 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    Best in Show – Nevada Landscaper’s Association
    3rd Place – Residential Design
  • 2003 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    1st Place – Residential Design
  • 2002 DESI Awards
    1st Place – Best Landscape and Gardening Design
  • 2002 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    1st Place – Residential Design
    2nd Place – Residential Design
    Best Design in Show – Southern Nevada ASLA Chapter Award
  • 2001 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    1st & 3rd Place – Residential Design 8,500 – 20,000 Sq. Ft
    2nd Place – Residential Design Under 8,500 Sq. Ft.
    2nd Place – Commercial Design, Community Bank Summergate
  • 2000 SNWA Landscape Awards:
    1st Place – Commercial Design Over $300,000, Sam’s Town Porte Cochere & Streetscape

Television, Publication, Published Works:


  • "A Picturesque Desert Prefab" by Zahid Sardar, Dwell Magazine December/January 2014. View Dwell article here
  • "Water Authority Awards" – by Jan Hogan, Las Vegas Review Journal - View Section, June 15, 2010
  • Yardcrashers, DIY Network, "Vegas Water Table" Episode DYCR-406H, First aired May 2010
  • "Native Wisdom" – by Nonny De La Pena, Los Angeles Times Magazine, April 5, 2009
  • Water Ways, Channel 4 Las Vegas, Episode 141, Feb. 2009 interview for Spring Color
  • "The Desert’s Design" – written by Sarah Womack, published in Las Vegas Home & Design, March/April 2008
  • New York Times Online, "Las Vegas’ Changing Landscape", July 2007 video interview w/ Eric Olson.
  • Water Ways, Channel 4 Las Vegas, Episode 112, Sept. 2006 interview for design guidelines.
  • Water Ways, Channel 4 Las Vegas, Episode 105, Feb. 2006 interview for fundamentals of design.
  • "Small Spaces, Big Ideas" – written by John Przybys, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, September 5, 2006
  • "The Great Outdoors" – written by Cheri Watkins, published in Las Vegas Life, March 2006
  • "New Views in Landscape Design" – written by Helen Stone, published in Southwest Trees & Turf, June 2005
  • "Garden State" – written by Helen M. Stone, published in Las Vegas Life, April 2005
  • "The Hot List" – published in Las Vegas Life Home & Design, Spring 2005
  • "Party on the Patio" - published in Las Vegas Review Journal, July 26, 2004
  • "Bright Ideas" – Bean Residence, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, May 5, 2003
  • "Las Vegas Resident Makes a Water-Efficient Difference" – SNWA Article, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, February 18, 2003
  • "SNWA Landscape Winners" – published in Southwest Trees & Turf, August, 2002
  • "Designing For The Future" – written by Jonathan Spears, published in Southwest Trees and Turf, July 2002
  • "Backyard Oasis" – written by John Przybys, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, June 3, 2001
  • "Desert Diversity" – written by Kristen Peterson, published in Las Vegas Sun, May 23, 2001
  • "Landscape Architects Get to Show Off Work During Tour" – written by Linn Mills, Las Vegas Review Journal, May 17, 2001
  • "Wet and Mild" – written by Emily Young, published in Las Vegas Life Magazine, April 2000