Gilkey’s Team Wins FLAA Curriculum Challenge Award

We’re fortunate enough to have won several distinguished awards over the years for our work in the residential landscape architecture sector, and each of them is special to us. Our latest achievement, however, is a little different–and it’s one we’re exceptionally proud of.  The Future Landscape Architects of America (FLAA) is a non-profit organization focused […]

November 12, 2018   |   Read more

Gilkey Part of Grand Aurora Team

Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. was proud to be part of an award-winning team at this year’s Aurora Awards, presented by the Southeast Building Conference. The Element House, designed by Solstice Planning and Architecture and built by NWC Construction, was the Grand Aurora winner in the Green Construction category.  We’re thankful to Solstice and NWC for […]

August 27, 2018   |   Read more

Gilkey Offers Advice for a Healthier Bay

We were honored to have been contacted by Harold Bubil, former Real Estate Editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, to discuss ways that homeowners can care for their landscapes with as little impact as possible on our suffering waterways. The conversation was featured in the Sunday edition of the newspaper, August 19.  “Agricultural runoff plays a […]

August 20, 2018   |   Read more

Early Gilkey Project Featured in Sarasota Magazine

We were delighted to be taken back to a wonderful time in our company’s history this morning, when Sarasota Magazine highlighted one of the last landscapes Mic and Michael designed together. This gorgeous property, now for sale on south Siesta Key, features several grand live oaks, a circular pool, and carefully framed views throughout its […]

August 17, 2018   |   Read more

Two Projects, One Publication

The July 2018 issue of SRQ Magazine‘s Modern Home has just hit the shelves, and we were thrilled to be the landscape architects on two of the three projects featured. Our work on the Bird Key Modern Home as well as the Oyster Bay Element House was displayed in gorgeous full color spreads, as collaborators […]

July 9, 2018   |   Read more

Edible Sarasota: Eat Your Yard

The summer edition of Edible Sarasota hits the newsstands this week. This issue is focused on reducing food waste, and we were happy to have been invited to contribute. In an article aptly titled “Eat Your Yard,” we focused on some of the many ways our landscape architects incorporate edible species into our design process, and […]

April 16, 2018   |   Read more

Lux Life Cover: Oyster Bay Residence

The Oyster Bay Residence, also known as The Elements House, was the featured project on the cover of the 2018 issue of Lux Life Magazine, an annual publication by the SRQ Media Group. “Coming together with Bay views and breezes, water elements in front and back, fire pits on two levels and wrapped in gorgeous scenery […]

February 27, 2018   |   View Project   |   Read more

Gilkey Appointed to City Tree Advisory Committee

Sarasota, Florida (December 11, 2017) – The City of Sarasota has appointed Michael Gilkey Jr. for the landscape architect position on their newly established Tree Advisory Committee. The Committee was designed to make recommendations to the City Commission regarding the City’s Tree Protection Ordinance. The group of seven held their first official meeting earlier this […]

December 11, 2017   |   Read more


  • 2018 Curriculum Challenge Award, Future Landscape Architects of America
  • 2018 Grand Aurora Award, Southeast Building Conference
  • 2017 Platinum Building of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2017 Top 50 Landscape Architects, Ocean Home Magazine
  • 2017 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2017 Best of Sarasota Magazine, Landscape Company Category
  • 2016 Top 50 Landscape Architects, Ocean Home Magazine 
  • 2016 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2016 Best of Sarasota Magazine, Landscape Company Category
  • 2015 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2015 Best of Sarasota Magazine, Landscape Company Category
  • 2014 Aurora Award
  • 2014 Platinum Home of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2013 Award of Excellence, ASLA, Florida Chapter
  • 2011 Gold Home of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2009 Award of Honor, ASLA, Florida Chapter
  • 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Florida
  • 2008 Roy S. Rood Award, FNGLA
  • 2008 Award of Excellence, FNGLA

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