Cotleur & Hearing |  AROUND WELLINGTON
Village Green
Wellington, FL
July 2017

Heather Kinkead, PLA

Cotleur & Hearing has continually worked with Ward Real Estate team to design and develop this unique, mixed-use development located on State Road 7 adjacent to the Wellington Green Mall. Living up to its Community Commercial designation, the tenants at the Village Green Center provide shopping, dining, health and professional office services to the surrounding community of Wellington. Current tenants include Trader Joes, Buffalo Wild Wings, PDQ, Tub Tim Thai and Sushi, Flakowitz of Wellington, Gravity Nails and Spa, Blowtox, Comcast and State Farm.
The center also boasts a linear pedestrian parkway along its frontage and an activity courtyard at its heart. Enjoy a pick-up game of outdoor chess or bocce ball before dining at one of the many outdoor patios. The final parcel will be home to a new retail tenant and new fast food tenant with an additional outdoor dining area.

Client:  Ward Real Estate
Project Manager / Planner: Don Hearing - Cotleur & Hearing
Landscape Architect: Heather Kinkead- Cotleur & Hearing

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CH Receives Numerous Honors at FLASLA Conference
Boca Raton, FL
July 6-9,  2017

Leah Heinzelmann
2017 Mike Oliver Educational Scholarship
Awarded to assist young professionals currently pursuing licensure in the State of Florida.

Nicole Plunkett
2017 Exceptional Emerging Professional Award
Recognizes landscape architects who represent the highest standard of excellence in the early stages of their professional careers.

Melissa Kostelia
Approval for LARE Testing
Approval by the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture to sit for the Landscape Architect Registration Exam (LARE) 

Bryana Boileau + University of Florida Team
 FLASLA Student Design Award
Awarded for the Reading Garden at W.W. Irby Elementary in Alachua, Florida.

Cotleur & Hearing |  AROUND JUPITER

Jupiter Infill & Redevelopment Challenges: A Tour of Jupiter
Jupiter, FL
July 6, 2017

Don Hearing (Cotleur & Hearing) and Emily O'Mahoney (2GHO) organized and led a tour earlier this month for select participants of the 2017 Florida ASLA State Conference.  The tour visited the Jupiter Inlet District of the Town of Jupiter to explore the successes and challenges of current and future projects.

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Annual Summer Kayak Party
Jupiter, FL
July 20, 2017

On Thursday, July 20th, CH employees took off for the annual team-building summer kayak party. This year about half of the CH crew tested their balance on standup paddle boards, while the other half embarked on the traditional kayaks, outfitted by  Blueline Surf & Paddle Co. 

A quick afternoon storm rolled in, but cleared just in time for the paddlers to take to the usual route from Guanabanas Restaurant out to the Intracoastal sand bar for snacks and refreshments. The evening concluded with a pool party at Rob Cotleur's house.

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Intern Spotlight
Jupiter, FL
July 2017
Sarah McDermott, Landscape Architecture Intern
Sarah A. McDermott is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida (UF). Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Sarah has fully embraced Florida and can be found scuba diving or camping by the water any chance she gets. While attending the University of Florida, Sarah partakes in interdisciplinary design competitions like the SEC Intra-Collegiate Competition, which her team won in the Spring of 2017. Sarah enjoys volunteering with the Red-Cockaded Woodpecker project through Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and being a mentor with Take Stock in Children in her spare time. With a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Sarah sees the value of culture in landscape design. She hopes to integrate the uniqueness of culture into making an enduring landscape that will have lasting benefits to society and the environment.

Intern Q & A


What is the most important lesson you learned over the summer that will help you finish your degree?


I feel that I have learned to be more efficient with my work. The CH team has helped me tremendously by showing me how the company goes about approaching the multifaceted planning and design process, as well as the administrative side necessary to keep the projects moving. In the process, I've learned to be more organized with my work, which helps in a collaborative workforce like Landscape Architecture.


What was your biggest challenge this summer and how did you overcome it?


The biggest challenge for me was learning the area and where projects were in relation to each other. When I'd get a new project to work on, I would use google earth and site visits to help get accustomed to the project and the surrounding area. Getting to see the site in person helped me visualize the final product of the work I was doing. Learning the streets was especially helpful when people would mention projects using the main streets as place marks.


What was the most memorable project you worked on and why?


The high end private residence North Palm Beach was my favorite project I worked on this summer. The client had these unique and fun concepts to incorporate into the landscape design which made the project more challenging but exciting to develop. The plant palette was also adventurous making the design an all-around new experience for me. I'm looking forward to seeing the final product! 


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July 2017 Anniversaries
This month we celebrate:


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