Landscapers win statewide award for Hyatt work

PO’IPU — Tongg, Clark & McClevey, landscape architects, won an Honor Award for their work on the Hyatt Regency Kaua’i Resort & Spa, at the recent American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Hawai’i chapter awards dinner.

The award was the only one this year for a Kaua’i project.

Jurors for the awards included state and county planners, educators, landscape architects, and others knowledgeable of landscape matters.

“Excellent hierarchy of spaces and sequences throughout the grounds,” “wonderful courtyard garden,” and “diverse array of program uses in close proximity without the loss of the garden concept,” were some of the jurors’ comments.

Situated on 50 acres of oceanfront property, the hotel combines the ambiance of traditional Hawaiian architecture with state-of-the-art landscape amenities, the winning landscape firm reports.

The overall theme is an interplay of water in different forms, with colorful plant materials blending the architecture into the site, the firm added.

The landscape design utilizes features that appear to have existed on the site and later incorporated into the overall plan for the enjoyment of hotel guests.

The landscape design also incorporates an integrated series of intimate spaces for guest privacy and enjoyment, the firm concluded.

Landscape architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation.

Typical projects include site design and planning, town and urban planning, regional planning, preparation of environmental impact statements, garden design, historic preservation, and parks and recreation design and planning.

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