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Kids’ Books on Landscape Architecture

Kids’ Books on Landscape Architecture

Published: March 19, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our team has been honored to have been invited to two special events at local elementary schools this month. On March 1st, Michael was asked to lead a design charette for the STEAM Academy students at Wilkinson Elementary School for their unit inspired by the children’s book, “Iggy Peck, Architect.” And on March 10, we joined […]

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Community First: Asolo Reperatory Theatre

Community First: Asolo Reperatory Theatre

Published: March 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our season is in full swing here in Sarasota, and in this month’s edition of Community First, we celebrate an epicenter of the arts and culture scene that draws so many here each spring: The Asolo Repertory Theatre. Asolo Rep stages up to fifteen productions every season, spanning a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold […]

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Community First: Neuro Challenge Foundation

Community First: Neuro Challenge Foundation

Published: February 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

In this edition of Community First, we celebrate the work of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. We have supported Neuro Challenge since its inception, in honor and in memory of Mic Gilkey, our company’s founder and father, […]

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Last Year’s Party

Last Year’s Party

Published: January 15, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Our 2018 year end celebration was one for the ages, with face painting, a stellar spread from Nancy’s Bar-B-Q, not one but two sandpiles, and an even bigger bounce house for the kids. The annual water balloon toss was epic this time around, with a record number of participants. It was followed by the highlight […]

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Community First: Healthy Start

Community First: Healthy Start

Published: January 1, 2019   |   Author: Michael A. Gilkey, Inc.   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Happy New Year everyone! On a day when most people are thinking about making a healthy start, it’s only fitting that in our first edition of Community First for 2019, we feature an organization we’ve supported for years: The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County.  The mission of The Healthy Start Coalition is to improve […]

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Selby Gardens on National Landscape Architecture Radar

Selby Gardens on National Landscape Architecture Radar

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

In September, we shared with you our thoughts on the long awaited plans to revitalize the Sarasota bayfront, and our excitement for the opportunity this creates for our community to be recognized on the national landscape architecture map. Now, we’d like to share some news about another pinpoint on that map: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.  […]

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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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