Awards + Press

  • It’s been over two years since I was first contacted by Bill and Ana Drew to provide a patio covering for their barbeque, though it feels now like it was only months ago. It started as a modest project centered around the outdoor kitchen, but the Drews’ vision for their house expanded as time went on, transforming it into one of the most sophisticated and beautiful projects the company has ever undertaken. Two years after meeting the lovely couple, I woke up to the news that our design had been featured in San Diego Home & Garden to rave reviews. Their description of the project is far more succinct and elegant than anything I could ever put into words: “Over the next two years, the couple worked with award-winning landscape contractor Harry Thompson of Torrey Pines Landscape Company to create elegant garden rooms around a new pool house designed by San Diego architect Keoni Rosa. Inspired by everything from the latest postings on Houzz to classic formal gardens, wine-country ambience and even Hearst castle, the Drews wanted to blend elegant European design with California’s relaxed lifestyle for a look both timely and timeless.” Ana’s vision of the landscape was indeed centered around the concept of ‘rooms’, with each area providing a distinct aesthetic that melded together the classical and the contemporary to provide a unique and refreshing energy to everyone who stepped into it.       Fountains adorned with Persian tile trickle into polished stone urns that sit across from custom metal window boxes filled with native succulents. Curved pergolas studded with antique brass patio lanterns frame a modern pool pavilion floored with travertine tiles. Dirt paths bisect raised beds bordered with a cream-colored ledgestone.       Each ‘room’ brings you to a different time and place, giving the viewer a journey through the evolution of landscaping in the Mediterranean climate both here in California and abroad in southern France and Italy. The garden juxtaposes the old and the new, providing a common thread that leads from one to the other. The Drews’ project was expansive, but ultimately their vision turned into something pretty magnificent. San Diego Home & Garden took some beautiful pictures of the myriad elements that went into making that vision a reality, which you can find in their article. 

  • Editors’ Pick for Picturesque Landscapes Category

  • Garden of the Year 2016 Winner - "We used to live at The Bridges in Rancho Santa Fe, and we noticed the most beautiful landscaping at one house," Ryan recalls, "It had won an award, so there was a sign saying it was done by Torrey Pines Landscape Company. From then on, we aspired to one day having them do a full design for us."  

  • Garden of the Year 2015 Winner - "The whole back yard has a different feel now that it's been opened up to the ocean view. But I could have my back to the ocean and be perfectly content. I love the landscaping." - Frank Hobbs, homeowner

  • Garden of the Year 2014 Winner - "My favorite thing is the view of all three tiers of the garden from the house." - Bill Keitel, homeowner

2016 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Presidents Award Winner: Sit Residence
  • Winner for Large Landscape Renovation: Sit Residence
  • Winner for Residential Maintenance: Henseler Residence
  • Achievement award for Residential Maintenance: Sit Residence
  • Achievement award for Small Design & Build Construction: Shean Residence
  • Achievement award for Large Design & Build Construction: Henseler Residence

2015 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Design & Build Construction Estate: Marciano Residence
    Achievement award for Residential Maintenance: Hobbs Residence

2014 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Medium Landscape Renovation: Hobbs Residence
  • Winner for Large Residential Maintenance: Cross Residence

2013 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Small Design & Build Construction: Carle Residence
  • Achievement award for Residential Maintenance: Franks Residence
  • Judges Award for Landscape Maintenance: Santoro Residence

2012 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Residential Maintenance: Kee Residence
  • Winner for Large Residential Maintenance: Taliber Residence
  • Winner for Best Water Feature: Cox Residence
  • Achievement award for Medium Design & Build Construction: Weingarden Residence
  • Achievement award for Design & Build Construction Estate: Linden Residence

2011 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Design & Build Construction Estate: DiCerchio Residence
  • Winner for Residential Maintenance Estate: Glover Residence
  • Achievement award for Residential Maintenance: Keitel Residence

2010 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Achievement award for Medium Design & Build Construction: Cattledge Residence
  • Achievement award for Large Design & Build Construction: Keitel Residence

2009 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Large Landscape Renovation: Cross Residence
  • Achievement award for Small Residential Maintenance: Lyle Residence

2008 CLCA SAN DIEGO LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION AWARD

  • Winner for Medium Residential Construction: Bernicker Residence
  • Achievement award for Medium Residential Construction: Mason Residence

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