Award Winning Californians

 

Bravo to all the APLD California members who recently received awards at the 2018 APLD International Landscape Conference in Toronto. All the winners and their gardens can be seen below, and in the latest issue of The Designer.

 
 

The 2018 APLD Award for Leadership in Landscape Sustainability

Winner: Cheryl Buckwalter

Cheryl Buckwalter   Landscape Liaisons, Cool, CA APLD Sacramento District Sustainability Chair

Cheryl Buckwalter
Landscape Liaisons, Cool, CA
APLD Sacramento District Sustainability Chair

“The Award for Leadership in Landscape Sustainability was established to recognize an individual or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to environmental sustainability through outstanding leadership, advocacy, projects, initiatives, writing, and/or education, resulting in benefits to both nature and the practice of landscape design. The award recipient’s work should have broad impact, preferably on a regional, national or international scale. It is not necessary for individual nominees to be members of APLD or for nominated organizations to be affiliated with APLD; however, only APLD members in good standing may provide nominations.”

Since the earliest days of APLD, Cheryl has led the way for regional and statewide sustainability programming, education, and opportunity for APLD members to participate in productive partnerships for change.

Cheryl has served as Sacramento District President, CA Chapter Advocacy Chair and presently as Sacramento District Sustainability Chair.  A consummate diplomat and superb example of APLD leadership in action, Cheryl continues to bring her gentle voice, stalwart heart, and steady, focused energy to include and inform APLD members of important policy and educational opportunities. 

In 2010, Cheryl led a team of APLD members, educators, and local agency staff to deliver important early training for compliance with the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.  She is now doing it all over again, serving on the APLD MWELO 2020 Working Group

Cheryl is also an advocate and resource for those working in and with the California legislature, local governments, and non-profit organizations.

She is truly a model for all of us to be involved in organizations, issues and education that promotes lasting and ambitious change for the betterment of our communities, landscapes, and lives. 

We are so proud of Cheryl for winning this award and for all she does to bring APLD’s voice to the table.

 

Design Award Winners:

Margie Grace, APLD
Grace Design Associates, Inc.
Santa Barbara, CA
APLD Greater Los Angeles District Member

2018 Awards: Designer of the Year, Gold Residential Design over $100K, Gold Details Award, Silver Small Gardens

 

Colin Miller
Envision Landscape Studio, Pleasant Hill, CA

2018 Awards: Gold Residential Design over $100K, Silver Residential Design over $100K

 

David Thorne
David Thorne Landscape Architect, Inc., Oakland, CA
APLD Bay Area District Member

2018 Award: Gold Residential Design over $100K

 

Mario Herrada  
Zacate Landscape Design
San Francisco, CA
APLD Bay Area District Member

2018 Award: Silver Residential Design $25-$100K

 

Laura Morton, APLD
Laura Morton Design, West Hollywood, CA
APLD Greater Los Angeles District Member

2018 Award: Silver Residential Design over $100K

 
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Brian Klein
BK Landscape Design, Petaluma, CA
APLD Bay Area District Member

2018 Award: Bronze Residential Design $25-$100K

 

John Beaudry
John Beaudry Landscape Design
La Mesa, CA
APLD San Diego District Member

2018 Award: Bronze Specialty Projects  

 

Debbie Gliksman, APLD  
Urban Oasis Landscape Design
Los Angeles, CA
APLD Greater Los Angeles District Program Chair

2018 Award: Silver Planting Design