Awards & Media, Sage Design Studios
Las Vegas Landscape Architects

Honors and Awards:

2015 SNWA Landscape Awards:

Award of Excellence - Southern Nevada ASLA Chapter Award
Award of Distinction - New American Home 2013
Award of Distinction - Hawk Ridge Residence
Star Nursery Outstanding Color Award - Residential

2015 Best of Houzz.com - Design Category
2014 Best of Houzz.com - Satisfaction Category
2013 NASLA Awards Merit Award for the New American Home
2013 Best of Houzz.com - Design Category
2010 SNWA Landscape Awards:

Best Design in Show - Southern Nevada ASLA Chapter Award
2nd Place - Residential Design
3rd Place - Commercial Design Core Construction (LEED Gold)
Star Nursery Color Award - Residential

2009 NASLA Merit Award - Connor Residence
2009 Heidi Awards:

1st Place - Residential Outdoor Space
Runner Up - Landscape Firm of the Year

2008 Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Landscape Awards:

2nd Place – Residential Design
NASLA Awards – Merit Award Residential Homes

2006 SNWA Landscape Awards:

Lynn Mills Award of Excellence
1st Place – Residential Design
3rd Place – Residential Design

2005 NASLA Merit Award – Howryla Residence
2005 SNWA Landscape Awards:

1st Place – Commercial Upgrade, Silverton Hotel & Casino
2nd Place – Commercial Upgrade, Rio Hotel & Casino Porte Cochere

2004 SNWA Landscape Awards:

Best in Show – Nevada Landscaper’s Association
3rd Place – Residential Design

2003 SNWA Landscape Awards:

1st Place – Residential Design

2002 DESI Awards

1st Place – Best Landscape and Gardening Design

2002 SNWA Landscape Awards:

1st Place – Residential Design
2nd Place – Residential Design
Best Design in Show – Southern Nevada ASLA Chapter Award

2001 SNWA Landscape Awards:

1st & 3rd Place – Residential Design 8,500 – 20,000 Sq. Ft
2nd Place – Residential Design Under 8,500 Sq. Ft.
2nd Place – Commercial Design, Community Bank Summergate

2000 SNWA Landscape Awards:

1st Place – Commercial Design Over $300,000, Sam’s Town Porte Cochere & Streetscape

Television, Publication, Published Works:

"A Picturesque Desert Prefab"

by Zahid Sardar, Dwell Magazine December/January 2014.

"Water Authority Awards"

by Jan Hogan, Las Vegas Review Journal - View Section, June 15, 2010

"Vegas Water Table"

Yardcrashers, DIY Network, Episode DYCR-406H, First aired May 2010

"Native Wisdom"

by Nonny De La Pena, Los Angeles Times Magazine, April 5, 2009

Water Ways

Channel 4 Las Vegas, Episode 141, Feb. 2009 interview for Spring Color

"The Desert’s Design"

written by Sarah Womack, published in Las Vegas Home & Design, March/April 2008

"Las Vegas’ Changing Landscape"

New York Times Online, July 2007 video interview w/ Eric Olson.

Water Ways

Channel 4 Las Vegas, Episode 112, Sept. 2006 interview for design guidelines.

Water Ways

Channel 4 Las Vegas, Episode 105, Feb. 2006 interview for fundamentals of design.

"Small Spaces, Big Ideas"

written by John Przybys, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, September 5, 2006

"The Great Outdoors"

written by Cheri Watkins, published in Las Vegas Life, March 2006

"New Views in Landscape Design"

written by Helen Stone, published in Southwest Trees & Turf, June 2005

"Garden State"

written by Helen M. Stone, published in Las Vegas Life, April 2005

"The Hot List"

published in Las Vegas Life Home & Design, Spring 2005

"Party on the Patio"

published in Las Vegas Review Journal, July 26, 2004

"Bright Ideas"

Bean Residence, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, May 5, 2003

"Las Vegas Resident Makes a Water-Efficient Difference"

SNWA Article, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, February 18, 2003

"SNWA Landscape Winners"

published in Southwest Trees & Turf, August, 2002

"Designing For The Future"

written by Jonathan Spears, published in Southwest Trees and Turf, July 2002

"Backyard Oasis"

written by John Przybys, published in Las Vegas Review Journal, June 3, 2001

"Desert Diversity"

written by Kristen Peterson, published in Las Vegas Sun, May 23, 2001

"Landscape Architects Get to Show Off Work During Tour"

written by Linn Mills, Las Vegas Review Journal, May 17, 2001

"Wet and Mild"

written by Emily Young, published in Las Vegas Life Magazine, April 2000

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