Environmental Design wins awards for Centerra, Chapungu Sculpture Park

Environmental Designs, a full-service landscape company, was recently honored with two ELITE Awards by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. The company’s award-winning submissions included its work at Centerra and the local Chapungu Sculpture Park.

For its Centerra project that earned The ELITE Award for “Use of Color,” Environmental Designs landscaped 65 annual beds, 60 containers and 30 hanging baskets with the aim of providing extreme curb appeal while conserving water, supporting native plant diversity and improving existing wildlife habitat. The company met these goals through its careful design and installation of water-saving irrigation and a mix of colorful and drought-resistant plants.

The company was also presented with The ELITE Award for “Maintenance” for careful upkeep of the highly trafficked Chapungu Sculpture Park. Environmental Designs works hard behind the scenes and around the park’s host of events to make sure its landscape gets the water and care needed to stay “picture perfect.”

According to ALCC Executive Director John McMahon, The ELITE Awards illustrate how Colorado’s landscape companies deliver innovation, best management practices, originality, professionalism and problem solving for their clients.

“These awards celebrate the connections between companies and clients to create and maintain landscapes that support Colorado’s outdoor lifestyles,” said McMahon.

Kris Oppermann Stern is publisher and editor of Building Dialogue, a Colorado Real Estate Journal publication, and editor of CREJ's construction, design, and engineering section, including news and bylined articles. Building Dialogue is a quarterly, four-color magazine that caters specifically to the AEC industry, including features on projects and people, as well as covering trends in design, construction, interior design, development and more. Kris joined CREJ as an editor in 1998, after serving as editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Kris earned her Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. When not covering Colorado’s commercial AEC community, she enjoys Pilates, reading, traveling, walking her Golden Retriever and cheering on her hockey-playing son.