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TWIG Bench named Architectural Record Top Pick

We were delighted to find out that our product was selected by a jury of architects, interior designers, and product specialists as one of Architectural Record’s products of the year.  Not only that, but when we went to view the slide presentation, we saw that it had been named “top pick” in the furnishings group. This meant that of all the products submitted, we had made it to the final 5 – and that the group liked it better than everything else!!  This is an extremely prestigious list, and we’re proud of the award.

The TWIG has been a best-selling product in Australia and throughout Europe.  Now that Tournesol has brought it to the US, there’s no reason to think it isn’t going to do just as well here. Obviously, the Arch. Record jury agrees!

TWIG benches in the courtyard at Anna Head Housing, UC Berkeley

So far we have TWIG installions at UC Berkeley and American River College in Sacramento (both in California).  Several other projects, including a Los Angeles retro-style office park, a residence hall at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and a public park in Rapid City, South Dakota are all underway. We’ll add pictures as we can.

Thanks again, McGraw-Hill and Architectural Record!!


Conference Center Design Award

The Award!!

We recently blogged about our participation on the design team for the Conference Center at the King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The landscape architect leading the project, H.M. White Site Architects, applied for and was given an Honor Award for the project.

We’re extremely proud to be named alongside them  – it’s our first official award from a chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects! We’ve been doing this a long time, but never has our participation on a design team been recognized.  Other firms on the team included Plant Driven Design and Greenlee & Assocs (Horticulturalist), and Wolf Creek Company (Irrigation).

From the letter:

This was a huge collaborative team effort which we could not have done without the expertise and support of a talented consulting team.  We would like to congratulate you as a participant on this endeavor.

Thanks again to Sam Lawrence, Hank White, and all their collaborators for including us on this exciting project.