Ambius, the world’s largest interior landscaping company, took home 27 awards at this year’s AmericanHort’s International Plantscape Awards, held July 15 in Columbus, Ohio.
AmericanHort is North America’s largest organization of landscaping and horticultural professionals. The organization presents the International Plantscape Awards annually, honoring outstanding interior plantscaping from across North America. Projects are entered into one of 10 categories and judged by veteran professional interior plantscapers.
Ambius installations ranging from living green walls to holiday displays to overall interior landscaping projects were recognized. Awards are presented to the project designers. The Ambius designers recognized include:
|DESIGNER||CATEGORY||AWARD LEVEL||PROJECT NAME|
|Amy Barnett||Silk, Replica, and Preserved||Gold||Dollywood Heartsong Theater|
|Art Jimenez & Lynne Sutkowi||Living Green Wall||Gold||Alta At Camelback|
|Charlee Storner||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||Children's Hospital Exterior|
|Charlee Storner||Special Event & Holiday||Diamond||Children's Hospital Interior|
|Charlee Storner||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||Clayton On The Park|
|Chris Karl||Living Green Wall||Gold||Molasky Corporate Center|
|Chris Karl||Major Renovation||Gold||Rolling Hills Country Club|
|Chris Karl||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||Marriott Newport Coast Villas|
|Chris Karl||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||Pasea Hotel & Spa|
|Denise Centofanti||Patio, Balcony, and Roof Garden||Platinum||FMC Tower at Cira Centre South|
|Denise Eichmann||Living Green Wall||Platinum||Symphony Living Green Wall|
|Denise Eichmann||Special Event & Holiday||Platinum||Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal|
|George Reader||Special Event & Holiday||Platinum||Boston Properties-Reston Center|
|Janice Nath||Major Renovation||Gold||Pendry|
|Janice Nath||Patio, Balcony, and Roof Garden||Gold||Pendry Pool|
|Janice Nath||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||Four Seasons Aviara|
|JOanne Craft||Living Green Wall||Gold||Philanthropic Art Exhibition|
|JOanne Craft||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||Haney Place Mall|
|Laura Burns||Green Design||Gold||Bain Capital Ventures|
|Marvin Storner||Special Event & Holiday||Platinum||Wildlights St. Louis Zoo|
|Michele Grusser-Garcia||Special Event & Holiday||Gold||XChange at Secaucus Junction|
|Roberto Soto||Major Renovation||Gold||Embassy Suites Boca Raton|
|Troy Taylor||Design||Gold||United Technologies Corporation|
|Troy Taylor||Installation||Gold||United Technologies Corporation|
|Yuko Frazier||Silk, Replica, and Preserved||Gold||Hewlett Packard|
A highlight of the event, Charlee Storner, based in St Louis, was recognized for excellence for her magical holiday designs at a children’s hospital with the Diamond award, one of the evening’s most prestigious honors. The project included colorfully decorated holiday trees, gingerbread figurines and more.
The ability of plants to add beauty and aesthetic power to a business has long been recognized. Modern research increasingly shows that biophilic commercial spaces, those designed to connect humans with nature, also have dramatic health and wellness benefits, benefitting the business through improved employee health and attendance, job satisfaction, and more.
“We are extremely proud of the fantastic work of our talented designers,” said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America. “To receive such recognition from our industry peers is a testament to the Ambius team's world-class design and service dedication to helping our customers transform their space to meet their branding, design, and wellness goals.”
Ambius is the world’s largest provider of plants, holiday décor, replica foliage, and flowers for commercial environments. Ambius also offers a broad range of products and services including scenting and living green walls which can help improve employee productivity, reduce absenteeism, and boost well-being in the workplace. Founded in 1963, Ambius is a division of Rentokil Initial plc. For more information about Ambius, visit www.ambius.com or connect with Ambius on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. To learn more about groundbreaking research being conducted by Ambius and BRE on the #BiophilicOffice, visit: https://bregroup.com/services/research/the-biophilic-office.