Gilkey Wins Top Florida ASLA Honors

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 […]

November 10, 2020   |   Read more

Gilkey Team wins Best in Show

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 […]

August 20, 2020   |   Read more

Gilkey Project Featured in AIA Magazine

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° […]

February 17, 2020   |   Read more

Gilkey’s Hermitage Master Plan Featured in Herald-Tribune

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 […]

January 28, 2020   |   Read more

GOLD: Best of American Living Awards

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 […]

January 28, 2020   |   Read more

Gilkey Discusses Grass Alternatives with Sarasota Magazine

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 […]

November 1, 2019   |   Read more

SRQ Interviews Gilkey in Edible Feature

Michael was happy to talk with the folks over at SRQ Magazine recently about one of his favorite topics: Edible Landscaping.  Local Landscape Architect Michael Gilkey, Jr. of Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. designs edible spaces with everything from orchards to raised veggie boxes, herb forests and heat-tolerant apple and peach trees. “There’s a romance to […]

September 10, 2019   |   Read more

We’ve Been Scouted!

We are proud to be included in the fifth volume of The Scout Guide Sarasota! These gorgeous books launched over the weekend, showcasing local “inspiration and information for living beautifully.” Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. is honored to be the exclusive landscape architect in this year’s edition. We are so grateful to our Cherokee Park clients […]

April 30, 2019   |   Read more


  • 2020 Frederic B. Stresau Award, ASLA, Florida Chapter 
  • 2020 Award of Excellence, ASLA, Florida Chapter
  • 2020 Silver, Grand, and Golden Aurora Award, Southeast Building Conference
  • 2020 Best of Houzz Award
  • 2019 Gold Best of American Living Award, National Association of Home Builders
  • 2019 Silver Home of the Year Award, SRQ Magazine
  • 2019 Best of Houzz Award
  • 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, Southeast Building Conference
  • 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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