Winner’s Circle

Photographs by Neil Landino

Doyle Herman Design Associates walked away a winner in the 2018 Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (CTASLA) Professional Awards. DHDA won the highest honors with the Honor Award for Residential Design for their project “Engaging the Native Landscape” in Rye, New York. In addition, DHDA also won the Merit Award for Residential Design with their project “A New England Respite” in New Canaan.

The awards ceremony took place this past December at the New Haven Lawn Club, and judging and selection of the awards were adjudicated by their peers in the Alaska Chapter of the ASLA. The CTASLA Professional Awards identify, recognize and publicize outstanding examples of recent works by Connecticut landscape architects and designers. Doyle Herman Design Associates, 125 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich; 203-869-2900;

For the “Engaging the Native Landscape” project, the home is perched above one of the largest privately owned freshwater wetlands in Rye. The goal of DHDA’s landscape design was to engage the wetland as an asset, and concurrently provide outdoor living spaces around the house that reflected the naturalistic feel of the property. On the 3.2-acre property, with one-third of it wetland, it was essential to embrace this natural feature in the design.

For the “A New England Respite” project in New Canaan, DHDA’s family-focused design program included the siting of architecture, various site amenities and, of paramount importance, the desire to insulate the property from the surrounding suburban cluster.



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