December 17, 2020
Retention ponds can be designed to be aesthetically pleasing, while also conserving water use and performing their engineered storm-water function.

Notable Project Submission: Town of Tioga 8th Ave Expansion

The scope of the work for the ‘Town of Tioga’ 8th Ave Extension project entailed designing a landscape based on the Florida Friendly Landscape principles. The project also required an irrigation system based on the Florida Waterstar design criteria. This […]
November 16, 2020
Overall view of Overyonder Cay

Notable Project Submission: Overyonder Cay

The 72-acre island, known as Overyonder Cay, has been tastefully transformed into a dramatic showplace for stunning architectural design and cutting edge, green energy technology. The landscape design approach complies with the environmental report prepared, in conjunction with a harmonious […]
October 7, 2020
The park’s ecologically sensitive green spaces incorporate 3,500 square of native butterfly gardens and a new eco-edge that has vastly improved that once-compromised park topography integrity.

Notable Project Submission: Collins Canal Park

The Collins Canal Park renovation has brought to life one of Miami Beach’s most underutilized public sites by connecting the city’s rich cultural history with environmental resilience. Collins Park is a linear park sandwiched between the Miami Beach Convention Center […]
October 5, 2020

Lake Rising Podcast: Timothee Sallin from Cherrylake

SUMMARY: Timothee Sallin, Cherrylake President, has spearheaded the OUTSIDE Sustainable Landscapes Collab. The Sallin family has developed a business, Cherrylake, which brings their passion for sustainability, horticulture, and partnership to leading construction and maintenance projects in Central Florida. Cherrylake is dedicated […]
October 5, 2020
The back porch of the community Welcome Center—the first in the state to receive Florida’s Water Star designation—looks over a restored wetland habitat where Cypress trees have been transplanted into high-use areas for contrast and to celebrate nature.

Notable Project Submission: Starkey Ranch

Starkey Ranch exemplifies a new model in greenfield development. Wishing to avoid conventional land development practices that too often have resulted in placeless strip-center shopping and tract housing, the Starkey family donated a large portion of their ranch land to […]
October 2, 2020
The analysis revealed a unique opportunity to experience a diverse transect of ecosystems by walking through the site on the main access road. This inspired opportunities for educational programming across the site.

Notable Project Submission: Coastal Oaks Preserve

Coastal Oaks Preserve is located within one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America – the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Land Trust (IRLT), whose mission is to preserve, protect, and provide access to the Lagoon, collaborated […]
October 2, 2020
Lakewalk provides all of the amenities of urban living in a way that feels “essentially Florida” sitting beautifully within its environmental context.

Notable Project Submission: Lakewalk at Hamlin

Creating an environmentally progressive and context-sensitive, luxury, multi-family development in Central Florida is not the norm. Lakewalk at Hamlin leads by example to show developers, design consultants, and the public that eco-friendly and pedestrian-focused designs can be beautiful, functional, and […]
September 21, 2020
Legacy Preserve

EcoGENESIS takes on the Cherrylake Wilderness Preserve

EcoGENESIS is bringing the firm’s depth of experience with a large-scale ecological restoration/mitigation banking to bear in the execution of this project involving permitting and regulatory liaison services for a +1300 acre, multi-phased mitigation bank in Hendry County, Florida. The bank […]
September 2, 2020
In Defense of The Lawn

In Defense of The Lawn

SUMMARY: Historically, gardeners obsessed over their lawns, using a variety of methods including treatments, fertilizers, and pesticides to keep “life” out of their landscapes. In the past 20 years, “we have seen a positive shift in the way we look […]