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David Young on FLASLA Professional and Student Award Jury
The FLASLA Design Awards Program encourages the advancement, expansion, and recognition of the Landscape Architecture profession by honoring projects that blend environmental and artistic principles that emphasize beauty, function, and the sustainability. //MORE
DWY on Judge’s Panel for HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards
As the Overall Winner of the 2016 competition, David Young of DWY was invited to take part in the jury process this Spring. //MORE
Sarasota Modern Hotels Breaks Ground
“Gilbane Building Company celebrated the groundbreaking of the Sarasota Modern Hotel in Sarasota, Florida. The ceremony included developer Dwell Proper, Visit Sarasota County, Hoyt Architects, Stephen Chung Architects and other community leaders. The 89-room boutique hotel, inspired by the Modernist tradition, will feature key elements of the period and local arts culture. The hotel is anticipated to debut in early 2018.” // MORE
DWY Expands Sarasota Office
Marc D. Duff recently joined DWY Landscape Architects as landscape associate. He will assist the firm’s project managers with permit packages, drafting for construction documents, renderings and 3D models. Duff is a recent graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Art & Design. DWY also announced the promotion of Krystyna Sznurkowski to senior associate and project manager. With the firm since November 2013, Sznurkowski holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Florida and is an adjunct professor at University of South Florida.
DWY Tops National List of Design Firms
Sarasota, FL (April 2016) – DWY Landscape Architects named among the Top 50 Landscape Architects 2016 by Ocean Home Magazine. The inaugural list represents the finest landscape architects practicing today in the United States and in addition to DWY includes such renowned firms as Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture, ArquitectonicaGEO, EDSA, Olin Studios Philadelphia and Thomas Balsley Associates. The list is featured in the April/May 2016 issue of Ocean Home, which also celebrates the magazine’s 10th year in publication. //MORE
April 8, 2016
DWY Wins HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards
HGTV.com announced that DWY Landscape Architects principal David W. Young, RLA, ASLA, was the Overall Winner in the 2016 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards. Young’s winning project was also named People’s Pick in the category of Love at First Sight. As the overall winner, DWY will receive recognition on HGTV.com and the HGTV team will visit the firm to film editorial and promotional videos. //MORE
The results can be viewed at HGTV Online.
March 15, 2016
DWY Named as Finalist in HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards
HGTV has launched the 2016 Ultimate Outdoor Awards and DWY Landscape Architects principal David W. Young, RLA, ASLA, has two projects in the running. The awards program was created to honor top design professionals across the country with only 35 finalists nominated among six categories. Young is one of only four from Florida and the only professional to have two designs showcased for voting: one in the category of Water, Water Everywhere and a second in Love at First Sight.
Marine Science Center for Bradenton Preparatory School Opens
DWY Landscape Architects was pleased to be part of the design team for the latest education amenity at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, FL. The entire school community was on hand to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened the new campus Marine Science Center. The nearly 6,000-square foot facility features a wet lab, one outdoor and two indoor classrooms that will be utilized by students in all grade levels for their study of marine science. //MORE
DWY Opens Naples Office
DWY celebrates the start of its 16th year in business with the announcement of a second office in Naples, Florida, the hometown of firm principal David Young, ASLA. Located on Trade Center Way, the satellite office will allow DWY to better serve existing clients in South Florida while providing an opportunity for Young to reconnect with architects and builders in the region.
DWY Honored by ASLA with Two Awards
DWY Landscape Architects was presented with two (2) prestigious awards from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) during a ceremony at the annual conference held in Orlando, FL. The distinctions were both in the category Residential Design. An award of honor was received for Aquadisia, a renovation project for a beachfront residence, and an award of excellence for the landscape newly constructed Thirty Oaks Residence.
Vanguard Lofts Breaks Ground
A ceremonial ground breaking was held for Vanguard Lofts, an enclave of townhouses developed by Tetra Terra. DWY is the landscape architect of record working with architectural firm Halflants + Pichette. //MORE
TCLF Garden Dialogues Features DWY Designs
The annual Garden Dialogues event hosted by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) included two gardens designed by DWY Landscape Architects. Launched in 2012, the program brings together patrons and designers to reveal the creative process and collaboration necessary for a great garden. David W. Young, ASLA, walked attendees through Aquadisia, a private beachfront estate in the historic Sanderling Club, and Thirty Oaks explaining the design process and answering questions. //MORE
DWY Honored with Platinum and Silver Awards by SRQ Media
SRQ Magazine awarded DWY Landscape Architects the Home of the Year Platinum Award in the category of Landscape Architecture for the firm’s Sanderling Estate project, an extensive renovation to a beachfront estate on Siesta Key. A Silver Award in the same category was also received for a the landscape design of a new modern home that centered around the property’s grand oaks.
Southeastern Guide Dogs Breaks Ground on New Student Center
DWY was honored to be part of the design team chosen for the $8.5 million Barpel-Hirst Student Center. The groundbreaking will kick-off construction for the 30,000 sq ft facility that will include a dormitory, dining hall and training facilities.
DWY Named “Best of Houzz” for Design and Service
For the third year in a row DWY Landscape Architects was named “Best of Houzz 2015” for Design by Houzz.com, the online platform for home remodeling and design that connects millions of homeowners with design professionals. In addition, the firm also received an award for being rated at the highest level for customer satisfaction. Click HERE to view DWY’s Houzz.com portfolio.
DWY Launches New Website and Announces Book
DWY Landscape Architects continues to celebrate its 15th anniversary with the launch of a new website and the announcement of a “coffee table” book featuring DWY designs just in time for the holidays. The 300 page hardcover book Masterpieces: Courtyard Architecture + Design published by Braun Publishing AG features DWY designs across 10 full-color pages including a new coastal modern residence and an urban renovation. The new website (http://www.DWYLA.com) showcases the firm’s experience and diverse range of commissions in a clean, photo centric format. //MORE
DWY Hosts 15Yr Celebration
DWY hosted an open house for friends, clients and colleagues at their new Orange Avenue studio to celebrate the firm’s 15th Anniversary. Artist Jim Keaton was on-hand to autograph a limited edition poster designed to commemorate the milestone.
DWY Honored by ASLA with Three Awards
DWY Landscape Architects has received three (3) prestigious awards from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) as part of the annual design awards program. The distinctions included awards in the category of Institutional Design for The Ringling Waterfront Enhancement, in the category of Residential Design for the renovation of an urban modern residence designed by Sarasota architect Guy Peterson and in the category of conceptual design for a private estate in Palm City, Florida. //MORE
DWY Celebrates 15 Years
Prominent design firm DWY Landscape Architects is marking its 15 year anniversary this month and kicking off a yearlong celebration campaign by unveiling an anniversary logo and announcing a move to a new location at 300 S. Orange Ave. //MORE
Local Landscape Architect Firm Named “Best of Houzz” Again
DWY Landscape Architects was once again named “Best of Houzz 2014” for Design by Houzz.com, the online platform for home remodeling and design that connects millions of homeowners with design professionals. Click HERE to view DWY’s portfolio.
DWY Expands Office with New Associates
DWY Landscape Architects expands with the addition of two new associates. DWY welcomes Krystyna Sznurkowski to the team as Project Manager and Mark Maniaci, ASLA, as Senior Associate/ Project Manager. Snurkowski holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Florida and Maniaci brings with him 15 years of experience and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University in addition to a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
DWY Coming to Your Living Room
DWY Landscape Architects turns 14 and celebrates with the release of a new “coffee table” book featuring a project. The 142 page hardcover book Tropical Gardens: Hidden Exotic Paradises by Manuela Roth is published by Braun Publishing AG, a German company specializing in architecture, design and urban development with more than 30 titles distributed internationally. A modern residential project by DWY owner and Principal David W. Young, ASLA, is highlighted in a four page spread and appears on the back cover. //MORE
DWY Named “Best of Houzz 2013″
DWY Landscape Architects was named “Best of Houzz 2013” for Design by Houzz.com, the online platform for home remodeling and design that connects millions of homeowners with design professionals. Each year the Houzz community selects professionals for “Best of Houzz” in the categories of Design and Customer Satisfaction. A design professional must have a project on Houzz that was completed in 2012 in order to be eligible for a nomination with editors of Houzz making the final decision regarding winners. View DWY’s winning portfolio at HOUZZ.com/pro/dwyla.
DWY Wins SRQ Magazine Home of the Year Award
For the third year in a row, DWY Landscape Architects was honored with a Home of The Year award from SRQ Magazine. The firm’s Sarasota Modern Residence received a Platinum Award for Landscape Design and was featured on the cover of the March issue of the magazine. A second residential project on Boca Grande also received a Platinum Award for Landscape Design.
DWY Selected for Asian Art Design Team
DWY Landscape Architects is part of the design team selected by Florida State University (FSU) and lead by the architectural firm of Machado and Silvetti Associates for the new Asian Art Study Center at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, FL. The new wing will be completely integrated and connected to the existing facility and grounds. Key program elements include the Asian Art Pavilion and educational courtyard which will serve as a “monumental” point of entry and new terminus to the West Wing. //MORE
Local Landscape Architect Honored with Environmental Award
David W. Young, principal of DWY Landscape Architects, was presented with the esteemed Environmental and Sustainability Honor for the Center for Building Hope (formerly called the Wellness Community Center) by the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) during their annual conference in St. Augustine, FL. At the discretion of the Awards Jury, this award may be bestowed upon a single project that exhibits sound sustainable practices. //MORE
FLASLA Presents Sarasota Firm with Three (3) Awards
DWY Landscape Architects has received three (3) prestigious awards from the Florida Chapter of the American Association of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) as part of the annual design awards program. The distinctions included an award of Honor in the category of Institutional Design for the Center for Building Hope (formerly called the Wellness Community Center) and awards of both Merit and Excellence in Residential Design for projects in Bird Key and Boca Grande. //MORE
DWY Launches New Website and Digital Gallery
DWY Landscape Architects launched a new website on February 1, 2012. The firm’s experience and diverse range of commissions across Southwest Florida during the past 12 years is showcased in the new site along with their approach to landscape architecture as an integration of horticulture, art and architecture. In addition to a complete list of the firm’s projects, a gallery showcases a selection of completed designs. Included in the gallery are residences from Boca Grande, Casey Key and Sarasota as well as public commissions such as the John and Mable Ringling Museum renovated waterfront.