LIAWA Awards are presented annually in recognition of great works by members in collaboration with non-members in the industry to design and install works that are unique, of great standards, or of sustainable value.
LIAWA's byline is "shaping the future of landscaping in WA" and that is what members of LIAWA endeavours to do. LIAWA Awards are presented to entrants who present design flair, show inplementation of recommended best practices, show good trade skills, and present quality works for publicity and training. These projects may also be showcased in future garden tours by state, national and international conference organisers.
Below are the award-winners and finalists of the LIAWA Awards of Excellence 2011 that was revealed on July 3, 2011. Click on the title banner of each category to scroll down for photos, summary of judges' comments, and contact details of the awards category winners and finalists.
Multi-award winning company Newforms shows passion in shaping the landscaping industry with their creativity, lateral-thinking, and technological advancement in sustainable concepts.
Congratulations on their collaboration with Josh Byrne & Associates, in enabling the stakeholders to create a high profile civic space which uses cutting-age Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) techologies to minimise environmental impact.
Design innovation is a core part of Newforms' practice and the PGCMP Library and Community Centre project balances functionality, creative expression and education resulting in a unique, engaging space.
Deep Green Landscaping (DGL) is well-reputed company responsible for many of the recent rooftop gardens projects in Perth. As an popular installer in this niche market in WA, DGL will most likely continue to impress and convince stakeholders / investors/ architects to showcase more fine examples of rooftop gardens in the future.
Congratulations on the high standards of these gardens which enhance the quality of life for the tenants of office buildings and residents of apartments. Judges were impressed with the outstanding quality of finish. This evidence of installation work quality was best at Beachside Apartments, Leighton Beach.
A peaceful and relaxing garden which complements the home. All spaces are used to maximum capacity. The pond, which is teeming with fish and waterlilies, is a stunning centrepiece which benefits both interior and exterior living spaces. A well-documented project resulting in a beautiful lifestyle garden.
A well-presented plan which was clear and detailed. The built in seat and water feature created an alcove which broke up the area effectively. The project is characterised by clean lines, resulting in a modern, attractive outdoor living space.
A very detailed project with great appeal. The materials selected co-ordinated well with the house. A very good level of design information resulted in a cool and inviting alfresco area and a dramatic water feature to be viewed from the interior of the house.
An excellent design for space and level changes, supported by good documentation for judging. Good use of materials for features, including a feature pool fence with artistic touch.
A beautiful design that is simple and effective. Acknowlegement of Contractor for the project, Phase 3 Lanscape Construction.
Another great capture of client's design brief in detail. Peaceful and elegant garden. Plant selection is perfect in variation, size, and placement.
Sharp lines to complement architecture. Good use of material and plants. Interesting "floating" elements to add to the concept.
Innovative design with sustainable planting schemes. Mass planting works with colouring of "grey on grey" layering.
A dramatic hardscape which complements the home. The use of large grasstrees and the existing gum was well integrated. This project gives a great first impression. The changes in level were well resolved and clever use was made of porphyry cobbles to define areas at the front.
Quality finishes to structures. A difficult area for access and landscaping install works. Assisted by good design in collaboration with Bernd Kaiser for the play equipment install.
An adoption of the latest innovation in landscaping methods and technology in greywater and irrigation that will be a benchmark for state and national contractors. Also, evident are two water features presented with a difference. An acknowledgement of Contractor of the project - Phase 3 Landscape Construction.
A massive design brief achieving great success from improvement to the water feature to the creation of a public space for functions and events. Examples of recycling from table tops to building rubble in gabion cage retaining to garden beds. A showcase worthy of a very public location.
Great artistic flair and features that is extraordinary to modernise a very public building.
Neat, minimalistic courtyard of fine example of "fifth room". Well installed roof structure for courtyard impressed judges. Acknowledging Landscape Designer - Evolve Landscape Design.
Winsor Landscaping recently merged with
This landscape involved a range of elements which were all well handled – particularly the light box and steel angled fence. The front is a complex blend of materials and the hard and softscapes were both well excecuted. Overall a high standard of construction and installation shown.
An innovative project which included several artistic elements. The Dado cement finishes and floating feature seat were well executed. The extensive use of compacted summerstone fines was well handled. Overall a great effect, given the challenging site constraints. Acknowledgement of Landscape Designer - Cultivart.
Quality install works. Gardens with lush look with waterwise plants. Acknowledging Landscape Designer - Cultivart.
WINSOR LANDSCAPING recently merged with
A very appealing family garden which uses an attracctive blend of natural materials and colours. The decking steps were innovative and well executed and the softscape is healthy and establishing well. A high level of craftmanship shown.
A high standard of workmanship is evident in this project. All walls and retaining walls were well finished. Good quality plant material was used and the garden is obviously thriving. A well executed, attractive modern garden which has successfully overcome major site challenges.
Good use of space with a cleverly designed shower and water feature combo as focal point. Impressive shade structures and use of every corner of the garden space with good material selection and install quality. Acknowledging Landscape Architect - Newforms Landscape Architecture.
Excellent worksmanship in a peaceful garden. Acknowledgement of the design by Landscape Architect - Blake Willis.
Quality built with quality finishes, adding effect to artistic features of pool fencing, retaining, and decking. Great interpretation of design evident in the install.
Challenge of a tight space handled with well, turning space into a very functional family area with additional seating for entertainment or relaxation. Good revamp of the pool with neat capping and new waterline tiles to tie in with the modern fresh appeal of the rest of the landscaping.
The kids play area was beautiful with some great big fun musical equipment that were real attention grabbers. Difficult site, great workmanship, planting was extremely well done considering the different conditions throughout the site. It all blended well and some great diversity of plants, mostly waterwise. The use of synthetic grass on shaded pathways beside the building and creating a wave pattern with different heights. Acknowledgement of Bernd Kaiser for design and install of play equipment.
Quality of install consistent. Another rooftop garden to the WA database.
A project presenting wow-factor from planting, quality of the finishes to the choice of finishes. Good advance stock installed giving feel of a resort. Sensational stonework with built that is hard to fault.
Impressive areas of paving and installation of features.
Tidy finishes. An achievement in landscaping a rooftop garden in a commercial building in a CBD area.
Great care found in work of grading and levels. Excellent consistent workmanship, quality soil improvements and irrigation. No expense spared on advance planting and quality of plants.
Absolutely brilliant playground for families with children. Idyllic environment. Nice feature of carved tree. A collaborative effort of Landscape Architect, Ecoscape, Terry Farrell and Bernd Kaiser.
A fantastic public open space that shows quality installation. Great low maintenance structures. Effort and thought put into hardscapes and planting. A collaborative effort with Emerge Associates.
Landscape Devlopment now merged into
Well thought out design and install. Family-friendly park with good public amenities. A collaborative effort of Landscape Architect, Ecoscape, Terry Farrell and Bernd Kaiser.
Fantastic use of knowledge to achieve food, water and permaculture methods in domestic gardening. Apart from the greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting, evidence of original ideas for recycling including turning an old fridge into a worm farm, tree stumps creating magical effect for a cubby & sandpit area. Judges are taken in by so many sustainable features packed into a backyard of approx 150sqm.
A project that will be great addition for future landscaping conference discussions and bus tours for local, state, national or international delegates. A high profile project that needs no further description. A commendable effort from EPRA for a space that is a delight to locals and tourists.
Another community project that will be great addition for future landscaping conference discussions and bus tours for local, state, national or international delegates. Exemplary work in innovation and technology. A fine example on the collaboration between owners/ councils, architects, landscape architects, contractors and various stakeholders. Great success as a result of collaboration between two LIAWA members who are regular award-winners of various landscape awards events in WA; Josh Byrne & Associates, Newforms Landscape Architecture, and Phase 3.
A project that is a major addition to the local community. A fine example of support from an international company towards community improvement. Food gardens and social hub is a major focal point that is well presented with use of local materials and local trade skills of high standards.
Aesthetic appeal structure built with quality. Sustainability and maintenance well thought out. A great benefit to Banksia Grove's residents. Acknowledgement of Landscape Architect, Emerge Associates.
Landscape Devlopment now merged into
A playground with a difference that is built of quality materials with evidence to quality workmanship. A great addition to a community space.
Nothing lacking in soil preparation and the plants have all responded accordingly. All amazingly healthy, free from pests and disease. Great plant diversity with some interesting and unusual fruiting, veg and herb varieties.
Mesmerising lighting to capture each special feature of pool and water feature, cane palms, and sculptures placed in recess flanking BBQ area. Great effect from either dining room, gym, or window of 2nd storey.
A classy garden complimented with well placed lighting that is neat with quality fittings. Recessed diamond shape espalier delivering artistic effects with shadows is quite effective as a feature. Acknowledgement of Landscape Designer - Cultivart.
LIAWA members voted and commented that goes the extra mile to provide service and advice. Commitment to quality product with good features. Great enthusiasm from proprietors in contributing to the improvement of the landscaping industry.
Summary of votes from members with comments that have great product information and excellent service. Brilliant at the point of sale, deliveries arrive when and where the are meant.
LIAWA members votes and comments were consistent that has excellent quality of stock and good guarantee offered.
Flowstone is a product that would suit sustainable landscaping with it permeable qualities. Flexibility with install for design for aesthetic and artistic flair.
Plants all looked robust and cared for and the maintenance crew left the impression they enjoyed working in this garden.
Great kids garden and an indoor garden that is well maintained.
Exuding passion in maintenance work and is a great example of professionalism in horticulture. A lot of attention to detail.
Won this category for the highest scores received from judges.
No entry was submitted by a registered training organisation in WA.
Ajit is industrious and a keen learner. Judges visited a site that Ajit worked on which included paving, acobble path and a limestone retaining wall. Ajit built the limestone blocks in moulds to keep within budget. Judges noted neat work on changes in levels, paving and blockwork. Excellent skills all around. Compliments to the lecturers and College of Innovation and Industry Skills for a great model student.
Mark displays leadership qualities, and ability to understand and implement concepts and is good-natured. Mark's lecturers is impressed with his great work attitude and have forwarded excellence references.
Josie is a fine example of youthful enthusiasm. Josie is motivated to learn more, try harder and strive for excellence. A great personality and a great team player. In her endeavour to gather as many skills as possible in the landscaping field, Josie will be a great contributor to the productivity of the company.
Dawid received great references from lecturers at ChallengerTAFE highlighting his neat and well-presented work, combined with a good manner that will take him far in the landscaping industry. Dawid shows a willingess to learn and produces great work for each project.