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Community First: Lauren’s One Wish

Community First: Lauren’s One Wish

Published: December 1, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our last edition of Community First for 2018 features a local organization we care deeply about: Lauren’s One Wish Foundation.  Lauren’s One Wish Foundation is an extraordinary and powerful tribute to 18-year-old Lauren O’Hara, the oldest daughter of our long-time friends and colleagues, Jean and Pat O’Hara. Lauren expressed her wishes while fighting leukemia to […]

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Community First: The Hermitage

Community First: The Hermitage

Published: November 1, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our oceans are healing, the weather is finally cooling down–it’s the perfect time to rejuvenate, and glean inspiration from our gorgeous beaches. This is exactly what Hermitage Artist Retreat is all about. In this month’s edition of Community First, we celebrate The Hermitage, its mission, and the incredible work being created by its artists.   The […]

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Featured Material: Oolite

Featured Material: Oolite

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

We are finishing up the installation of a very special garden on Snead Island this week. One of the many elements that makes the project so unique is the use of one of our favorite natural materials, oolite, in several different applications. We’d like to introduce you to this native Florida coral stone. Oolite, or […]

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Community First: NAMI

Community First: NAMI

Published: October 1, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

It’s the first of a new month, and we’re proud to bring you another edition of Community First, our blog segment dedicated to the nonprofits we support in Southwest Florida. This month we’d like to introduce you to NAMI Sarasota County, our local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Sarasota County works […]

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The Sarasota Bayfront

The Sarasota Bayfront

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

Long awaited plans to revitalize the Sarasota bayfront were unanimously approved last week by the Sarasota City Commission. As a local landscape architecture firm, we want to express our excitement and gratitude for this incredible opportunity for our community. The project, known simply as “The Bay,” encompasses 53 acres along Sarasota’s bayfront, west of US […]

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Community First: Benjamin Gilkey Fund

Community First: Benjamin Gilkey Fund

Published: September 1, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In this edition of Community First, we’d like to highlight the work being done in memory of Michael’s youngest son Benjamin, who passed away last year from complications of leukemia.  The Benjamin Gilkey Fund for Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research is a restricted fund within the Johns Hopkins All Children’s […]

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Supporting Healthy Waterways

Supporting Healthy Waterways

Published: August 9, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We join the rest of Southwest Florida in deep concern for our beaches and waterways as they recover from the worst outbreak of Red Tide (Karenia brevis) in recent history. The usually mild toxic effects of the algae bloom were further compounded by the overflow of Cyanobacteria from Lake Okechobee. The double threat has caused […]

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Community First: School Spotlight

Community First: School Spotlight

Published: July 31, 2018   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

We are proud to support several local nonprofit organizations in our community. We have done so since our company’s inception. We choose these groups because we believe in the work they do, and we don’t want to keep that work all to ourselves. We’re excited to share some of it with you in a new […]

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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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