Open to landscape architecture professionals, allied designers, and the general public.
Located along scenic Sagaponack Pond with dramatic vistas of the beach and ocean beyond, this contemporary Hamptons compound was created as a year-round family retreat. The site includes two parterre gardens, which thrive with seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers, as well as innovative green roofs at the Main House and the pool pavilion of the Pond House. The landscape, gardens, and green roofs are impeccably maintained year-round, utilizing the most sophisticated organic and toxin-free methods. Other highlights of the estate, which comprises three residences, include two swimming pools and spas, three outdoor kitchens, a sunken tennis court with adjoining pavilion, a pétanque court, a pier projecting into the pond for launching kayaks, and custom corten steel pergolas.
Brian Sawyer, Partner, Sawyer|Berson
Throughout his career, Brian Sawyer has pursued landscape architecture, as well as architectural and interior design. Prior to co-founding Sawyer|Berson with John Berson in 1999, he worked for the Central Park Conservancy and then at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, where he was head of the department of landscape architecture. Originally from Indiana, Sawyer earned a B.A. in music and botany from Wabash College and an M.L.A. from the University of Virginia. He has been a member of the Stewardship Council of The Cultural Landscape Foundation since 2017. He also serves on the board of directors for the Perfect Earth Project and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Horticulture / Plants
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Learn how successful landscape architects collaborate with their clients to identify and meet their needs.
2. Learn about the design process for developing the landscape and the planting plan.
3. Learn about appropriate plant selection for landscapes in this region and zone.
Brian Sawyer, ASLA
The Cultural Landscape Foundation