July 26, 2009

Two Awards, One Week: Cherokee Park West

In one week, the Cherokee Park West project, a collaboration between Jonathan Parks Architect and Michael A. Gilkey, Inc., received two prestigious awards: the Residential Design Build Magazine 2009 Excellence Award in Outdoor Living, and the Florida Chapter ASLA 2009 Design Awards Award of Honor.

Residential Design Build Magazine honors 'the best in custom home architecture' each year in its Design Excellence Awards Program. From the magazine: "As business activity in the housing market slowed almost to a halt within the past 18 months, custom home designers and builders refused to sacrifice on quality. This year’s crop of award-winning homes that have been named winners of the Residential Design & Build 2009 Design Excellence Awards reflects the high level of skill used by those who designed and built them." One of only twenty projects selected nationwide, Cherokee Park West received the Excellence Award in the category of Outdoor Living.

The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FLASLA) selected the same project for an Award of Honor in the Residential category. The Award was presented to Michael A. Gilkey, Inc., at the annual FLASLA Design Awards Program on Friday evening, July 24th. There were 21 awards presented; Cherokee Park West was one of only two residential projects honored.