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Industry Awards Program

Distinctive Landscaping – Charlie Proutt

Charlotte, VT – Town Sanctuary – Excellence Award This design fully transformed the space. It’s a fun, creative, and whimsical project that invites people in. The use of space and materials is thoughtful and well designed and the installation is well executed. The planting choices are eye catching and cater to the client’s wishes for…

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The Grass Gauchos, LLC. – Josh Cohen

Burlington, VT – Lovett Park – Excellence Award This municipal project presented many challenges and the result is transformative. The attention to detail shown with the granite outline of the former small building that once stood there exhibited sensitivity and a light touch. It was commendable to see the project completed with zero net  filland…

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AJLA – Anna Johansen, Landscape Architect

East Dorset, VT – Overlook Road Estate – Honor Award The landscape design for this contemporary lodge works well with the building architecture. The clients wanted a formal, contemporary design for their second home that’s situated on a hillside meadow with sweeping views. This project creates attractive, and functional spaces using natural materials. The plantings…

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Distinctive Landscaping – Elizabeth Proutt

Charlotte, VT – Enhancing the Edge – Honor Award This site underwent a great renovation with marked improvements to access and connections. Visitors are welcomed and invited to relax and comfortably circulate through the space. The finished landscape is aesthetically and functionally improved. The client’s request to mulch less and allow plantings to fill the…

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Landshapes – Caroline Dudek

Richmond, VT – Burlington Hillside Retreat – Honor Award This highly functional design and well-executed installation received high praise from the client. The project site is a steep slope with a narrow passage for access between the existing house and deck and the toe of the slope. The design created a unique amphitheatre setting and…

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diStefano Landscaping, Inc.

Essex Junction, VT – Bartlett Brook Apartments – Merit Award This commercial project succeeds in appearance and function. The design met the challenges of a new, large residential complex along a busy road with a fair amount of impermeable surface. The use of masses of hardy plant material, decorative block walls and the installation of…

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Holland’s Bloom – Edwin de Bruijn & Linda Bailey

Brattleboro, VT – Oak Street Garden – Merit Award This project was designed to create a retreat for a couple wanting privacy from a busy residential road. The “rooms” create functional and pleasing outdoor spaces and turned a flat lawn into an inviting and private extension of the home. Great care was taken with a…

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The Grass Gauchos, LLC. – Landon Roberts

Burlington, VT – Bay Road – Merit Award The client was interested in creating a visually impressive water feature and Koi Pond. A pool with waterfalls was expertly crafted and great care was taken to create a suitable koi environment. The plant selection offered varying seasonal effect and diversity. This project was a challenging undertaking…

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The Industry Awards Program is open to current VNLA members actively offering professional landscape services. Members are allowed to submit up to three projects per year. The judging is conducted by a panel of industry professionals including landscape architects/designers, nursery professionals, and horticultural educators. The entries are judged upon their own merits against a set of nine criteria. The three award categories are Excellence, Honor, and Merit. Scroll down the page for the 2018 Guidelines and Entry Forms.  The deadline to enter is December 31, 2018

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE INDUSTRY AWARDS PROGRAM

2017 Award Winners

Distinctive Landscaping – Charlie Proutt

Charlotte, VT – Town Sanctuary – Excellence Award This design fully transformed the space. It’s a fun, creative, and whimsical project that invites people in. The use of space and materials is thoughtful and well designed and the installation is well executed. The planting choices are eye catching and cater to the client’s wishes for…

The Grass Gauchos, LLC. – Josh Cohen

Burlington, VT – Lovett Park – Excellence Award This municipal project presented many challenges and the result is transformative. The attention to detail shown with the granite outline of the former small building that once stood there exhibited sensitivity and a light touch. It was commendable to see the project completed with zero net  filland…

AJLA – Anna Johansen, Landscape Architect

East Dorset, VT – Overlook Road Estate – Honor Award The landscape design for this contemporary lodge works well with the building architecture. The clients wanted a formal, contemporary design for their second home that’s situated on a hillside meadow with sweeping views. This project creates attractive, and functional spaces using natural materials. The plantings…

Distinctive Landscaping – Elizabeth Proutt

Charlotte, VT – Enhancing the Edge – Honor Award This site underwent a great renovation with marked improvements to access and connections. Visitors are welcomed and invited to relax and comfortably circulate through the space. The finished landscape is aesthetically and functionally improved. The client’s request to mulch less and allow plantings to fill the…

Landshapes – Caroline Dudek

Richmond, VT – Burlington Hillside Retreat – Honor Award This highly functional design and well-executed installation received high praise from the client. The project site is a steep slope with a narrow passage for access between the existing house and deck and the toe of the slope. The design created a unique amphitheatre setting and…

diStefano Landscaping, Inc.

Essex Junction, VT – Bartlett Brook Apartments – Merit Award This commercial project succeeds in appearance and function. The design met the challenges of a new, large residential complex along a busy road with a fair amount of impermeable surface. The use of masses of hardy plant material, decorative block walls and the installation of…

Holland’s Bloom – Edwin de Bruijn & Linda Bailey

Brattleboro, VT – Oak Street Garden – Merit Award This project was designed to create a retreat for a couple wanting privacy from a busy residential road. The “rooms” create functional and pleasing outdoor spaces and turned a flat lawn into an inviting and private extension of the home. Great care was taken with a…

The Grass Gauchos, LLC. – Landon Roberts

Burlington, VT – Bay Road – Merit Award The client was interested in creating a visually impressive water feature and Koi Pond. A pool with waterfalls was expertly crafted and great care was taken to create a suitable koi environment. The plant selection offered varying seasonal effect and diversity. This project was a challenging undertaking…