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Our Design Team is Hiring!

Our Design Team is Hiring!

Published: July 10, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We are seeking one to two associates to join our dynamic, creative, award-winning design-build team. We are open to all levels of expertise but are actively seeking landscape architects with 1-5 years experience in the field. Licensure is not required. Our new teammate will assist our landscape architects with project management. Our ideal candidate is […]

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Back to the (Collegiate) Drawing Board

Back to the (Collegiate) Drawing Board

Published: April 16, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Michael and Gavin enjoyed spending last Friday with the students in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida, their alma mater. Michael was invited to give a presentation entitled “Design: The Process and the Practice,” which articulated the steps we execute at Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. to synthesize the information each project […]

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Q: “What do Landscape Architects do?”

Q: “What do Landscape Architects do?”

Published: April 11, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We were honored to have been invited to share our passion for landscape architecture with the Pre-K, Kindergarten, 5th and 8th grade classes at St. Martha Catholic School. Landscape architect Gavin Cain led the students in a discussion about the profession of landscape architecture and the design process. When asked what landscape architects do, one […]

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Landscape Architecture Month

Landscape Architecture Month

Published: April 2, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

April is Landscape Architecture Month. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, this designation is a month-long celebration of landscape architecture, and of the design of public and private spaces. The campaign’s intention is to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects and enhances our daily lives.  At Michael A. Gilkey, Inc., we are celebrating Landscape […]

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Featured Material: Thermory

Featured Material: Thermory

Published: March 14, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

The Yoga Garden we designed and installed at a family home in Cherokee Park has been garnering lots of attention (and questions). We’d like to highlight one of the materials we used in this project to provide some answers, and perhaps to offer inspiration for future outdoor spaces.  Our clients had initially envisioned the small […]

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Q + A with Murray Homes

Q + A with Murray Homes

Published: January 30, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

There are many factors that must come together to make a project work. We’ve found that one of the most common threads among successful projects is collaboration. When architects, builders, landscape architects and homeowners involve each other early in the design process, the outcome is much more integrative between interior and exterior, making a residential […]

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Our New Website: A Walkthrough

Our New Website: A Walkthrough

Published: January 12, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We are thrilled to launch our new website! We feel we have created a tool that will help our clients and our staff navigate the pieces, people, and projects that make Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. a unique and special choice for discerning homeowners, builders, and architects.  We’d like to take you on a tour!  Our […]

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Join our Team!

Join our Team!

Published: January 12, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We pride ourselves on the people who make the choice to work with our company, and to uphold our philosophies on behalf of our clients. If you would like to be part of something truly special, a team that is greater together than we are as individuals, a family business who takes care of each […]

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Celebrating Each Other

Celebrating Each Other

Published: December 20, 2017   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We restored a great tradition at the end of 2017: our year end company party. On a warm Saturday in December, we brought our families and gathered to reflect on a successful year. Our crew had fun burying toys in a sandpile for the children to find. We had a bounce house for the kiddos this […]

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Passion Projects: Arts & Culture

Passion Projects: Arts & Culture

Published: November 26, 2017   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Residential landscape architecture comprises over 90% of our design portfolio. However, we are fortunate enough to be able to engage in a handful of community projects that help us fulfill the mission of worthy nonprofits in Southwest Florida, and allow us to expand our creativity.  Recently we have had the opportunity to provide master landscape […]

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Design Strategy: Resiliency

Design Strategy: Resiliency

Published: October 18, 2017   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, resiliency became a bit of a buzz word here in Southwest Florida. As we drove throughout our community checking on clients’ homes and helping neighbors wherever we could, we thought about the word quite a bit ourselves. Are our designs as resilient as they can be? What can we […]

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