Some of our recent work has been recognized and we have received awards and notable recognition from several established landscape institutions!
On a cold winter’s night in January, dressed in our finest, we joined other professional landscape design firms and nursery men for the annual LINLA awards dinner. LINLA, the Long Island Nursery and Landscape Association, is a New York State wide professional trade association started in the 1960’s.
kokobo happily won the bronze prize for each of the two entries submitted this year – competing in a field with many other seasoned professionals.
kokobo’s submissions this year were in direct contrast to each other. A lofty midtown rooftop was transformed into a chic, minimalist New York terrace. It was designed as an extension of the interior living space with bird’s eye panoramic views of Manhattan, making it ideal for hosting parties!
The other award-winning project was on Roosevelt Island; this 10th floor terrace with wonderful views of the East River/LIC/the Ed Koch Bridge and NYC is owned by a young couple looking for space to relax after long days in the office and lots of business travels. Not only were the clients’ desires different, the spaces each had their own unique character: the midtown rooftop offered a narrow U-shaped area with privacy from around and above, verses a larger open square on Roosevelt Island needing privacy from neighbors above and across the way.
Now, back to our “night out”. The evening was informative as well as fun. During the cocktail hour, we were able to view all the competitive portfolios, sans names of company or client of the various projects presented so that all feedback from judges could be viewed. As dinner was served, a wonderful slideshow and commentary was provided highlighting all of the winner’s projects with amazing before and after pictures as well as detailed construction pictures showing all of the challenges and intricate steps required to complete the incredible projects. It was nice to hear the ‘ohs’ and ‘ahs’ when photos of the spaces designed and built by kokobo were shown; the night shots highlighting the landscape lighting were especially admired! The room was buzzing with creative thoughts and note-taking for inspiration on future projects.
Great turn-out! Nice to have all the landscape design/build people under one roof taking some time off from working, getting to know each other and seeing each others work.
-Irena Romovack, kokobo designer
It was a fun evening and great to see familiar faces. The award-winning projects displayed a depth and diversity of designs and applications. It’s thrilling to see our work presented alongside such creative and talented designers.
-Kaylin Rostron, kokobo senior designer
This was my first time attending the LINLA Awards dinner and I really enjoyed it. It was great to see all the amazing designs from other companies and learning about the creativeness behind the designs. I hope to see everyone again next year at the LINLA Awards dinner.
-Zoe Chen, kokobo designer
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