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

Hermitage Chooses Gilkey for Manasota Campus

We are grateful to the Sarasota Herald Tribune for celebrating the new Hermitage Artist Retreat concept, revealed at the Artful Lobster event by Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. in November.   ENGLEWOOD — The Hermitage Artist Retreat — an old Manasota Key nudist resort that became a haven for poets, painters and playwrights — will be getting […]

December 7, 2017   |   Read more

Gilkey Offers Calm After the Storm

Our thanks to Harold Bubil and the Herald Tribune Media Group for informing the Sarasota community about how to protect our trees before, during and after hurricane season.  Hurricane Irma may be fading from memory in much of the state, but Florida homeowners continue to cope with the storm’s fallout. Especially in their landscapes. As […]

October 13, 2017   |   Read more

Cover Project: Lotus on Orange

We were honored to have had this modern project featured on the cover of the March 2015 issue of SRQ Magazine. The project, known as Lotus on Orange, was a LEED certified collaboration between Leader Design Studios and Josh Wynne Construction. We created an Asian inspired courtyard aesthetic, incorporating multiple planters and an extensive water […]

March 1, 2015   |   Read more

Gilkey Wins Home of the Year Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. has received both the Platinum and Silver Awards in the 2014 Home of the Year competition, a program hosted by SRQ Media Group. The Silver Award was given to The Casey Key Pagoda Garden project, and the Platinum Award recognized our work at the Siesta Key […]

April 18, 2014   |   View Project   |   Read more


  • 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