Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.

Spring Awards Season

posted on March 6th, 2024  |  Read more

It’s Awards Season, and not just on the screen! Building and trade organizations and media outlets alike are recognizing design professionals nationwide this spring for pushing the envelope in architecture, construction, landscape architecture and interior design. We’ve been in the weeds (in the very best way) here in the office, and while we did not […]

Urban Modern Featured in Dwell

posted on November 8th, 2021  |  Read more

We were surprised and honored to find that Dwell Magazine, a publication we have long admired, published a piece on our Urban Modern project, a collaboration with Guy Peterson, Damien Blumetti, and Murray Homes.  An excerpt from the piece:  “Iconic modern design by world-renowned architect Guy Peterson is combined with the quality of builder Murray […]

Wilkinson Elementary Water Garden

posted on May 31st, 2021  |  Read more

Friday was the last day of school in Sarasota County, and we are thrilled to have once again partnered with a local elementary school to teach their students about our profession and some of its fun and functional applications. Through a grant secured by Wilkinson Elementary School 3rd grade teacher Cari Dye, her wonderful class […]

Busy Bees at Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.

posted on December 17th, 2020  |  Read more

2020 was such a strange year for everyone. We are so fortunate that for us, it meant that we were busier than we’ve ever been–and that includes our newest, tiniest workers!  In September, we partnered with Jensen Honey + Farming, a local commercial beekeeping operation, to place approximately 60 beehives on our property. The eastern […]

Gilkey Wins Top Florida ASLA Honors

posted on November 10th, 2020  |  Read more

We are thrilled to announce that our Urban Modern project, a collaboration with Guy Peterson, Damien Blumetti and Murray Homes, has been honored with the highest awards the state of Florida has to offer for landscape architecture in 2020.  The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held its annual Design Awards Gala […]

Gilkey Team wins Best in Show

posted on August 20th, 2020  |  Read more

Our thanks to SRQ Daily for featuring this year’s Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards, and the “Best in Show” designation for our Urban Modern Project. We were so thrilled to be part of this dynanite design team, featuring builder Murray Homes, architects Guy Peterson and Damien Blumetti, and our wonderful team of landscape architects, contractors, and […]

Gilkey Project Featured in AIA Magazine

posted on February 17th, 2020  |  Read more

We’re proud to have been included in the most recent publication by the Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Florida Caribbean Architect magazine. The Lotus on Orange project was featured as the cover story in their winter 2020 issue.  “Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the house is a creation of concrete slabs and 45° […]

Gilkey’s Hermitage Master Plan Featured in Herald-Tribune

posted on January 28th, 2020  |  Read more

We were happy for the opportunity to spend a beautiful morning at The Hermitage Artist Retreat recently, where Michael walked through his master plan for the campus and ecological restoration with Earle Kimel from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The article covered the plans for the retreat beautifully.  “‘We quickly noticed two things,’ Gilkey said during a […]

GOLD: Best of American Living Awards

posted on January 28th, 2020  |  Read more

We are proud to announce that our Modern Coastal project, a collaboration with Michael K. Walker Associates, Jones Architecture, and Last Detail Interior Design, has won Gold in the 2019 Best of American Living Awards, an annual competition sponsored by the National Home Builders Association.  From the award application:  Located in a secluded, coastal neighborhood […]

2019 Year-End Celebration

posted on December 19th, 2019  |  Read more

2019 was a wonderful year for our company. We designed and installed dozens of creative, beautiful landscapes for our happy clientele. We collaborated with incredible architects, builders and craftsmen. We hired highly skilled management professionals to help evolve our maintenance division. And with 15+ years of company leadership and a lifetime of apprenticeship under his […]

Gilkey Discusses Grass Alternatives with Sarasota Magazine

posted on November 1st, 2019  |  Read more

Michael was happy to speak with journalists over at Sarasota Magazine recently for their feature on grass alternatives. Michael discussed the impact of container gardening:  “Landscape artist Michael Gilkey is a big fan of container gardening, which refers to growing plants in pots, planters, urns, vessels and boxes, instead of in the ground. Container gardening […]

Community First: A Passion for Giving

posted on July 1st, 2019  |  Read more

This is our twelfth edition of Community First, completing a year of celebrating the wonderful work of many of the nonprofit organizations we proudly support. To recap: August 2018: School Spotlight September 2018: The Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research October 2018: National Alliance on Mental Illness November 2018: The Hermitage Artist Retreat […]