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 members strive to shape the future of landscaping in WA. The awards are presented to entrants who present design flair, show implementation of recommended best practices, show good trade skills, and quality works that raises the standards in the industry and for references for training purposes. 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 2012. 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.
Strong geometry and depth of view on a well-defined scale. Exquisite detail by Guy Mouritz.
A concept of great vision for kids. Installation process and logistics has met conservation aims, proactive participation in design adaptation and realising low energy use, low environment impact recreation, and cultural outcomes. Congratulations to LD TOTAL as Contractor, and David Smith of Plan E as Landscape Architect.
Wow factor achieved! Judges were welcomed by a courtyard with attention to detail in design and workmanship. Living wall is a good touch. Viewing hole in the celing for the portico focused on the Poinciana perfectly.
Beautiful and peaceful space, with a balance of good landscape and softscape. Unique and understated artwork well-placed within garden. Impressive feat managing limited space! Acknowledgement of Contractor: Phase 3 Landscape Construction (LIAWA member).
Appropriate addition of versatile and livable outdoor room. A great example of good blend of old and new. Clever seating, with good people flow areas. Excellent! Acknowledgement of the Contractors: Indian Ocean Properties, Screenstyle WA, Di Labio Concrete, Platinum.
This entry won the OVERALL DESIGNER category. Strong geometry and depth of view on a well-defined scale with exquisite detail.
Positioning of proprietary elements / play stations suits access abilities of intended users. Wonderful interactive play catering to happy children that are creatively stimulated, giving parents a chance to relax. Acknowledgement of Contractor: Phase 3 Landscape Construction.
Strong and consistent theme. Spaces are well-defined with a safe feel. Fresh idea to street is exemplary for LGs. Pocket parks well-frequented by kids playing footy in big groups is testament to the practicality of concept. Will be great to see more of this example in older suburbs around Perth! Acknowledgement of Landscape Architect: Andrea Whitwam.
Very well-constructed and presented. Excellent use of plant material and selection. High quality workmanship on water tank and steel element. Outstanding finishes through the garden. Acknowledgement of Landscape Architect: Blake Willis Landscape Architect PL.
Well done! Serendipitous results. Quality install work all around including some tricky detailing with steel box.
Beautifully constructed throughout the project, to a very high standard of workmanship with innovative solutions. Classy feel all around!
Perfect exposed aggregate and immaculate presentation where levels are very well realised and there is coordinated between boardwalk and in situ concrete. Integrated lighting is also very well achieved to reduce distration from water views. Acknowledgement of Landscape Architect: HASSELL.
Pavement cross drainage over screed slab well achieved. Curved in two direction stone vaneer is very good. Varying steel planters is difficult work and presented well. Material selection is excellent! Acknowledments: Blake Willis Landscape Architect / Tim Davies Landscaping.
A concept of great vision for kids. Installation process and logistics has met conservation aims, pro-active participation in design adaptation and realising low energy use, low environment impact recreation, and cultural outcomes. Congratulations to LD TOTAL as Contractor, and David Smith of Plan E as Landscape Architect.
No entries were judged this round.
Public art and interpretive sinage is good, and there is consideration of indigenous fauna. Good use of local materials. Acknowledgement of Landscape Architect: Environment Resources Management (ERM).
No entries were judged this round.
Installation process and proactive participation in design adaptation and realising low engergy use, low environment impact recreation, cultural outcomes. Congratulations to LD TOTAL as Contractor, and David Smith of Plan E as Landscape Architect.
Combination of subtlety in form, colour and relative visual weight evokes a strong emotional reponse in a simple monochromatic urban setting.
No winner was awarded for this category.
Well-structure circuitry, integrated pool lights. Lighting conformed to client brief which was was to emphasize the surrounding bushland to create a dramatic backdrop for the modern landscape.
Goes above and beyond with making available plants and information sheets for the promotion of Nursery and Landscape Industries to the general public. Friendly and professional service and consistently high quality plant stock.
Consistent, quality & reliable products; great service & staff; always looking for improvement and innovation.
Superb maintenance programme evident. Huge attention to finer details to maintain high standards in presentation of the gardens. Acknowledgement of Landscape Designer: Courtyard by Design
A great effort on pruning and mulching within the challenges of minimal time allocation per week.
Combination of subtlety in form, colour and relative visual weight evokes a strong emotion response in a simple monochromatic urban setting.
No entries received.
Karl's ability to learn various aspects of the trade, his increasing knowledge of plants and reticulation makes him an invaluable member of the team. Karl took up an AutoCAD course when he injured his wrist doing sports, and is now a competent draftsperson as well as a landscaper.
Sam is a diligent and industrious worker. A keen learner with a passion for simplicity. Training focus is on design of small courtyards, Japanese landscaping principles, and garden maintenance.
Kerwin is a mature age trainee who decided to study Horticulture when he moved to Perth in 2008. Practical job training includes reticulation, paving and general landscaping plus maintenance. Kerwin designed the schedules and the business plan for a maintenance business and has implemented and driven this single-handedly.