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DWY Landscape Architects

Engaging and activating

the outdoor environment

“For a landscape architecture project to be successful, the space has to be activated — you must create a space that people want to be in, and EPOCH will be that place.”


Founded in 1999 by landscape architect David Young, ASLA, RLA, DWY Landscape Architects is a full-service design and planning firm headquartered in Sarasota. DWY’s philosophy is that landscape architecture is an integration of horticulture, art, and architecture. DWY’s creative and collaborative process is always focused on the development of space, clarity of design, continuity with the architecture, and use of regional and sustainable materials. Much of the firm’s work is edited to achieve a sense of rigor and structure with the desire to create a design vocabulary that is in touch with the spirit of the architecture.

The firm has been the recipient of multiple awards for environmental sustainability and design excellence from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and was presented the FLASLA Environmental Sustainability Award of Honor in 2012. Richly talented and with a body of highly acclaimed work, DWY ensures EPOCH owners will enjoy a truly remarkable and rewarding experience.


Award of Honor, Citrus Avenue Residence
Award of Honor, S. Warbler Residence
Award of Honor, Blue Ridge Mountain Cottage
Award of Merit, Fish Camp / Jewfish Key Residence
Award of Merit, Two Palms Residence
SRQ MagazineHome of the Year
1140 Citrus Avenue Residence


Top 50 Coastal Landscape Architects
Ocean Home Magazine


Overall Winner & People’s Pick Ultimate Outdoor Awards
Top 50 Coastal Landscape Architects
Ocean Home Magazine
SRQ Magazine Home of the Year
Thirty Oaks Residence, with Solstice Architects
Verandah House, with Halflants + Pichette


FL ASLA Award of Excellence: Residential Design
Thirty Oaks/ Hidden Harbour Residence
FL ASLA Award of Honor: Residential Design
Aquadisia, Sanderling Estate
SRQ MagazineHome of the Year
Platinum Landscape – Sanderling Residence
Silver Landscape – Hidden Harbour Residence

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