South Fork Studio, an Eastern Shore-based landscape architecture firm, was honored for the quality of two separate projects by the American Society of Landscape Architects – Potomac Chapter during its 2015 Awards Banquet. The awards honor projects that demonstrate a superior quality of design and execution.
“These awards are the culmination of great partnerships with our clients,” said Miles Barnard, Principal and Founder of South Fork Studio. “It’s satisfying to be recognized for the work we were able to produce, but also sets our expectations higher moving forward. We know we can find that right balance between function and form and will seek to keep finding new ways to deliver the best work possible.”
The Chapter honored seven projects in total; South Fork Studio was the only firm to receive multiple awards – the Built Honor Award for a residence in the heart of historic Lewes, Delaware and the Built Merit Award for a project on a 122 acre farm in Kent County, MD.
The Lewes project design them of ‘historic meets contemporary’ provided a great challenge. “We designed everything outside of the home,” said Barnard, “including all the masonry steps and walls, fencing, swimming pool, water feature, paving, soils, planting, lighting and irrigation.”
“Beechwood is a special project in every way. The design assignment seemed simple enough: find a way to connect informal and formal gardens in different areas of the property and incorporate water into the design. Instead of a path with a water feature, we made the path the water feature. It’s one of the most unique projects we have ever done” said Barnard.
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South Fork Studio Landscape Architecture is dedicated to creating inviting, innovative and environmentally sustainable human spaces and native landscapes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to create and nurture a direct connection between the landscape and the people that inhabit it. Whether designing a small intimate garden room or a commercial development, our philosophy is to focus on how the needs of the people are best served by the landscape and how the landscape can be maintained as a self-sustaining and functioning ecosystem.
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