I had some very proud moments of my professional career, and have been honored to have received the following awards and tributes.
Landscape Industry Designer of the Year for 2021
Presented at the Landscape Ontario, Georgian Lakelands Chapter Awards of Distinction in December 2021.
Landscape Industry Mentor of the Year for 2021
It is truly an honor to be selected for this awards by my peers. Presented at the Landscape Ontario Awards of Distinction in December 2021 at Casino Rama.
Chapter Life Time Service and Leadership Award for 2018
This award honors an Landscape Ontario member of the Georgian Lakelands Chapter (past or present) who has given of their time to the chapter in service and shown great leadership through their actions in business and volunteerism.
Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence for 2018 | Web Site Design
Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association holds an annual juried competition to recognize excellence among its members, to provide opportunities to raise the bar in our profession. The Awards were created to recognize and inspire members. The annual competition features more than 40 categories of entries judged by a panel of respected horticulture industry experts. Only those entries deemed truly excellent are honored with awards. If a category's entries do not meet the judges' criteria for excellence, no award is given for that category. Winners were announced during the awards ceremony on January 9, 2018.
Landscape Industry Volunteer of the Year for 2016
Presented at the Landscape Ontario, Georgian Lakelands Chapter Awards of Distinction in November 2016, this award is voted on by the peers in the Georgian Lakelands Chapter.
Best of Houzz '2016' and '2018' Service Award
January 2016 and January 2018. Voted by the Houzz community as a winner of our Best of Houzz Service Award! “We’re so pleased to recognize Dearborn DESIGNS & ASSOCIATES, voted one of our 'Best Of Houzz' professionals by our enormous community of homeowners and design enthusiasts actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
Landscape Industry Certified Designer (CLD) 2015
I join an elite join of Landscape Architects and Designers from across Canada who have completed this program, supported by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association and PLANET. Why a Landscape Industry Certified Designer (CLD)? There are many reasons to seek the services of a qualified Landscape Designer, indicated by the CLD designation. Good landscape design requires far more than creativity. Creativity without horticultural expertise and an extensive knowledge of site engineering will only lead to disappointment in the finished product. CLDs have the mandatory education and professional expertise, and have passed an intensive review process. Only upon proving such proficiency can a candidate be considered for the Certified Landscape Designer professional designation.
A Trustee Tribute | Simcoe County District School Board in 2013
Presented to Lexi Dearborn of Dearborn Designs for our outstanding efforts that received provincial recognition creating the Full Day Kindergarten Outdoor Schoolyard environment of Cameron Street Public School in Collingwood. The ‘Creating an Interactive Outdoor Schoolyard’ project has been recognized as one of Ontario’s best and most innovative landscape design projects of 2012. The SCDSB continues to incorporate our design principles in school outdoor space to facilitate daily play - based programming designed to meet the learning needs of young children. With design elements ranging from an outdoor theatre to a walking path, gardens and a slide, the Cameron Street school outdoor playground project is leading the way in schoolyard design.
Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence | Cameron Street Public School | Commercial Design 2013
Dearborn Designs & Associates of Barrie won provincial honours. Each year, the Awards of Excellence competition recognize Ontario 's finest landscape construction, maintenance, and design projects - the Oscars of the green industry. The 2013 winners were announced in a ceremony attended by over 600 industry leaders on Jan. 8, 2013 in Toronto.