(St. Petersburg, Florida, July 19, 2013) — Last night, the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects held their annual Design Awards banquet, and presented the only 2013 Award of Excellence in the Residential Category to Michael A. Gilkey, Inc. for The Casey Key Pagoda Garden.
The Casey Key Pagoda Garden is nestled on 1.2 acres overlooking Blackburn Bay, across the street from the owners’ Gulfview residence. The intent was to create a unique retreat suitable for private use as well as entertaining, anchored by a world travel inspired series of built elements and outdoor rooms. Through a true collaborative design-build process with Synergy Building Corp. and world class craftsmen from across the country, the result is an experience that transforms the user while remaining cohesive [/videofile] and conscious of its Southwest Florida context.
Three other Awards of Excellence were presented in different categories last night, one in the Institutional Category and two in the Planning and Analysis Category.