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Awards

CHLA Wins 2022 Merit Award for Our Project Willow Hill

We are excited to announce that our Willow Hill project has just won a Merit Award at the 2022 Perennial Plant Association!Willow Hill demonstrates how thoughtful design and site planning can positively improve the health of a waterfront property. Despite a multitude of hardscape and landscape challenges, the new owners’ request for an undemanding garden that harmonized with the tidewater…
CHLA
August 29, 2022
Awards

CHLA Wins 2022 Merit Award for Our Project Ironstone

Big news! Our Ironstone project has just won a Merit Award from the 2022 Perennial Plant Association. Architect: Hansen Architects Landscape Contractor: Scapes Inc.When the clients purchased this property in 2015, they were confronted with a maze of masonry spread across their property — all created with an orangey-brown stone that the locals call ironstone. In addition to the existing…
CHLA
August 25, 2022
Awards

CHLA Wins 2022 Luxe Design Award

Luxe Interiors + Design’s annual RED Awards recognizes and honors excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects across the country. We are so incredibly excited to be included in this year's winners! See us on Luxe here.Large swaths of native grasses and perennials were intentionally selected to heighten the awareness of various artworks throughout…
CHLA
July 13, 2022
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CHLA Wins 2022 ASLA Merit Award

CHLA wins the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Merit Award in Residential Design for Accotink Creek, Fairfax, VA. See the award-winning property here.Principal, Bob Hruby with CHLA's latest award.
CHLA
June 9, 2022
CHLA Stories

CHLA Stories – Adkins Arboretum

The series continues... An inside look at our "Parking Lot Alive" project in partnership with the Adkins Arboretum. Adkins is a sprawling 400-acre native plant arboretum located within Tuckahoe State Park on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
CHLA
November 30, 2021
CHLA Stories

CHLA Stories – Inside the design.

Unlike works of art that are perfect upon completion, the art of shaping the landscape is subtle and takes TIME to achieve the intended result. And yet that result is never final or unchangeable. CHLA’s gardens are in and of themselves a PROCESS—never finished and always needing attention. It is a privilege to share in this process with our valued…
CHLA
October 12, 2021
Awards

CHLA Wins 2021 PPA Award

Senior Associate, Nick Ries at our award-winning Bridgeview garden.The PPA judging committee applauded CHLA's cohesive design with attention to all aspects of the landscape, including the hardscapes. Broad vistas and contemporary elements provided an inspiring edge to the “New American Garden” style. Read more here... 2021 PPA AWARDS
CHLA
August 16, 2021
Articles

The Etlan Property

Sprawled at the base of Old Rag Mountain; rolling hills, ancient rock outcroppings, freshwater trout streams, working farmland, and a network of nature corridors make the Etlan Property extremely complex. The design team set out to conduct a site analysis in order to unpack its holistic potential.HISTORICAL CONTEXT:  1725 - Established by German settlers, formerly Herbon community  1775 - Madison Men…
CHLA
March 30, 2021
Articles

From Autumn to Winter…

As we pass from autumn to winter, the landscape rests. It is a peaceful time of waiting and preparation. It is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next. This winter is like no other in our lifetimes. After nine months of trying to avoid a virus by living outdoors, we once again retreat…
CHLA
January 8, 2021
Articles

Living in the COVID World

As landscape architects, we often find ourselves meeting people where they are in life. We engage with a client at a precise moment in time, for better or for worse, unknowing of the challenges or triumphs that have beset each of us. This past year, we found the art of listening to be more valuable than the gift of gab.…
CHLA
January 5, 2021