Hardscape North America announces 2019 winners, honorable mentions

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Updated Nov 12, 2019
Lotz Residence: Winner of Porcelain Paver, Residential. Photo: ICPILotz Residence: Winner of Porcelain Paver, Residential.
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Contractors, producers and designers claimed winning entries and honorable mentions at the 2019 HNA Awards presentation during the Hardscape North America (HNA) trade show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

The HNA Awards are produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) and Brick Industry Association (BIA). ICPI says the awards honor top residential and commercial hardscaping designs for walkways, patios, pool decks, outdoor living kitchens and living spaces and driveways, as well as commercial plazas and streets.

The 2019 awards program is sponsored by Belgard, iQ Power Tools and Keystone Hardscapes.

ICPI says the number of competitors grows each year from across the United States and Canada, and this year, a record 165 projects entered 18 hardscape categories including clay brick, segmental retaining walls, porcelain, vintage installations, concrete pavers, a combination of hardscape products, natural stone and outdoor living features. Projects built between November 1, 2015, and June 30, 2019, were eligible for entry into the competition.

“Each year at HNA Awards presentations, we see more tremendous work on display, the product of great creativity, attention to detail and collaboration between designers, manufacturers and installers,” says Dr. Marshall Brown, chair elect, ICPI. “We’re proud to honor their exceptional accomplishment.”

Hardscape contractors received awards for a diverse and impressive group of projects juried by industry experts for their excellence in design, quality, compatibility and construction, according to ICPI.

ICPI says the awards reveal the highest level of detail from planning through project completion to produce exceptional results for project owners. The presentations also demonstrated that designers, product manufacturers, distributors and installers must all play collaborative roles to achieve successful projects worthy of national recognition.

2019 HNA Award recipients:

The Opus Photo: ICPIThe Opus
Photo: ICPI

Clay Brick – Residential

Winner – The Opus: Concord, Massachusetts

-Contractor – Roots & Rocks Landscape Artisan, Groton, Massachusetts

-Manufacturer – Pine Hall Brick Company

-Designer – Dan Gladu

Honorable Mention – 650 Emerson: Denver, Colorado

-Contractor – Singing Hills Landscape, Aurora, Colorado

-Manufacturer – Interstate Clay Pavers

Rowes Wharf Photo: ICPIRowes Wharf
Photo: ICPI

-Designer – Kaylin Kittle, Ivy Street Design

Clay Brick – Commercial

Winner – Rowes Wharf: Boston, Massachusetts

-Contractor – NER Construction, Wilmington, Massachusetts

-Manufacturer – Belden Brick Company

-Designer – Wessling Architects

Honorable Mention – Encore Casino: Everett, Massachusetts

-Contractor – BrightView, Boston, Massachusetts

-Manufacturer – Belden Brick Company

-Designer – Lifescapes International, Inc. in collaboration with Wynn Design & Development

C & O Canal Washington D.C. Photo: ICPIC & O Canal Washington D.C.
Photo: ICPI

Clay Brick – Permeable

Winner – C & O Canal Washington D.C.: Washington, D.C.

-Contractor – Imperial Stone Paving, Elkridge, Maryland

-Manufacturer – Belden Brick Company

-Designer – Peck+Peck Architects

Segmental Retaining Walls – Residential

Winner – Fly Rod Trail Residence, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Fly Rod Trail Photo: ICPIFly Rod Trail
Photo: ICPI

-Contractor – Progressive Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

-Manufacturer – County Materials Corporation

-Designer – Progressive Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal

Honorable Mention – Entertaining in Farmington, Farmington, Connecticut

-Contractor – Clarke Landscapes LLC, Bolton, Connecticut

-Manufacturer – Unilock

-Designer – Mather Clarke

Encore Dealership Photo: ICPIEncore Dealership
Photo: ICPI

Segmental Retaining Walls – Commercial

Winner – Encore Dealership, Mobile, Alabama

-Contractor – Synergy Earth Systems LLC, Daphne, Alabama

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Synergy Earth Systems LLC

Honorable Mention – Beautiful Entryway to Luxury Living, Livingston, New Jersey

-James R Ientile, Inc, Marlboro, New Jersey

-Manufacturer – Clayton Block

-Designer – Geller Sive, LLC

Honorable Mention – FEDEX Ground Distribution Hub, Middletown, Connecticut

-Contractor – Earth Retention Systems, Danielson, Connecticut

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Advantage Engineers, LLC

Porcelain Paver – Residential

Lotz Residence Photo: ICPILotz Residence
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Lotz Residence, Irvine, California

-Contractor – Richard Lusk Landscape & Design, Newport Coast, California

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Aaron Sevilla

Honorable Mention – Otero Hinckley Project, Hinckley, Ohio

-Contractor – Otero Signature Homes, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Ted Otero

30 E Huron Photo: ICPI30 E Huron
Photo: ICPI

Porcelain Paver – Commercial

Winner – 30 E Huron, Chicago, Illinois

-Contractor – TOPIARIUS, Chicago, Illinois

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Delph Gustitus

Honorable Mention – Sky Harbor Towers, Phoenix, Arizona

-Contractor – Re-Create Companies, Phoenix, Arizona

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Sharon Miller

Natural Stone

715 Sheridan Lakefront Retreat Photo: ICPI715 Sheridan Lakefront Retreat
Photo: ICPI

Winner – 715 Sheridan – Lakefront Retreat, Evanston, Illinois

-Contractor – Nature’s Perspective Landscaping, Evanston, Illinois

-Manufacturer – Eden Valders Stone

-Designer – Timothy Benz

Honorable Mention – Lim Residence, Marlborough, Connecticut

-Contractor – Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, Connecticut

-Manufacturer – Oakville Stone

-Designer – Ryan King, Bahler Brothers

Outdoor Living Features

Greenway Village Photo: ICPIGreenway Village
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Greenway Village, Granby, Connecticut

-Contractor – Bahler Brothers, South Windsor, Connecticut

-Manufacturer – Techo-Bloc

-Designer – Ryan King

Honorable Mention – Backyard Entertainment Venue, Kingman, Arizona

-Contractor – Innovative Stoneworks & Landscaping, Kingman, Arizona

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Kevin Wilkerson

Vintage Installation

Cream of Wheat Row House Photo: ICPICream of Wheat Row House
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Cream of Wheat Row House, Minneapolis, Minnesota

-Contractor – Villa Landscapes, Oakdale, Minnesota

-Manufacturer – Willow Creek Concrete Products, Inc.

-Designer – Kelly O’Donahue

Concrete Paver – Residential – less than 3,000 sf

Winner – Private Resort in Hebron, Hebron, Connecticut

-Contractor – Clarke Landscapes, Bolton, Connecticut

Private Resort in Hebron Photo: ICPIPrivate Resort in Hebron
Photo: ICPI

-Manufacturer – Unilock

-Designer – Mather Clarke

Honorable Mention – Poolside Retreat, Bennington, Nebraska

-Contractor – Executive Outdoor Living, LLC, Omaha, Nebraska

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Susan Gregory, Executive Outdoor Living, LLC

Honorable Mention – Rustic Mountain Living, Millersburg, Pennsylvania

-Contractor – GoldGlo Landscapes, Millersburg, Pennsylvania

-Manufacturer – Techo-Bloc

-Designer – GoldGlo Landscapes

Concrete Paver – Residential – more than 3,000 sf

Tuscan Retreat Photo: ICPITuscan Retreat
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Tuscan Retreat, Timnath, Colorado

-Contractor – Lindgren Landscape, Fort Collins, Colorado

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designer – Georgia Perry

Honorable Mention – Franklin Paver Pool Patio, Franklin, Indiana

-Contractor – Calvin Landscape LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana

-Manufacturer – Unilock

-Designers – Jeremy Burns and Daniel Camacho

Concrete Paver – Commercial – less than 15,000 sf

Palmer Field Photo: ICPIPalmer Field
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Palmer Field, Middletown, Connecticut

-Contractor – Torrison Stone and Garden, Durham, Connecticut

-Manufacturer – Cambridge Pavers

-Designer – Brian Murphy, Landscape Architect, PLA, ASLA

Honorable Mention – Phoenix Corporate Center, Phoenix, Arizona

-Contractor – European Pavers Southwest Inc, Phoenix, Arizona

-Manufacturer – Belgard

Concrete Paver – Commercial – more than 15,000 sf

Confluence Park San Antonio Photo: ICPIConfluence Park San Antonio
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Confluence Park, San Antonio, Texas

-Contractor – Cribley Enterprises, San Antonio, Texas

-Manufacturer – Keystone Hardscapes

-Designer(s) – Lake Flato Architects and Rialto Studio

Honorable Mention – Miller Park, Chattanooga, Tennessee

-Contractor – Fischer Brothers LLC, Chattanooga, Tennessee

-Manufacturer – Wausau Tile Tectura Designs

-Designer(s) – Spakman Mossop Michaels, Eskew +Dumez + Ripple

Concrete Paver – Permeable

Confluence Park Colorado Photo: ICPIConfluence Park Colorado
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Confluence Park, Denver, Colorado

-Contractor – Stonecreek Hardscapes, Thornton, Colorado

-Manufacturer – Keystone Hardscapes

-Designer – Wenk Associates

Honorable Mention – Travis at the Lake Apartments, Austin, Texas

-Contractor – Tuscany Pavers LLC, Georgetown, Texas

-Manufacturer – Keystone Hardscapes

-Designer – Open Air Studios

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – less than 4,000 sf

Rustic Paradise in the Middle of the City Photo: ICPIRustic Paradise in the Middle of the City
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Rustic Paradise in the Middle of the City, Omaha, Nebraska

-Contractor – Executive Outdoor Living, LLC, Omaha, Nebraska

-Manufacturer(s) – County Materials Corporation/Belgard/Natural Stone

-Designer – Jake Johnson

Honorable Mention – Farmington Backyard Oasis, Farmington, Connecticut

-Contractor – Clarke Landscapes LLC, Bolton, Connecticut

-Manufacturer – Unilock

-Designer – Mather Clarke, Clarke Landscapes LLC

Honorable Mention – Harkness Pool Patio, Great Falls, Virginia

-Contractor – Holloway Company, Sterling, Virginia

-Manufacturer – Natural

-Designer – Ted Tidmore

Combination of Hardscape Products – Residential – more than 4,000 sf

Natural Stone Wonder Photo: ICPINatural Stone Wonder
Photo: ICPI

Winner – Natural Stone Wonder, Passaic County, New Jersey

-Contractor – Monello Landscape Industries, LLC, Wayne, New Jersey

-Manufacturer – Natural stone marble

-Designer – Joe Monello, Monello Landscape Industries, LLC

Honorable Mention – Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, Arizona

-Contractor – G&T Custom Homes, Scottsdale, Arizona

-Manufacturer – Belgard

-Designers – Lynn Tenney and Kori Tichenor

Combination of Hardscape Products – Commercial

SkyDeck at the Gatlinburg Sky Lift Photo: ICPISkyDeck at the Gatlinburg Sky Lift
Photo: ICPI

Winner – SkyDeck at the Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

-Contractor – Hickory Hardscapes, Knoxville, Tennessee

-Manufacturer – Belgard

Honorable Mention – Main Entry Plaza Redesign, Itasca, Illinois

-Contractor – Cornerstone Partners Horticultural Services Company, Elgin, Illinois

-Manufacturer – Rochester Concrete Products

-Designer – Todd Williamson

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