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Congratulations to the 
2018 Golden Leaf Award Winners!

Large Development
Unscripted Durham Hotel – Jack Tar Motel




Owners Name: Austin Laurence Partners
Architect: Center Studio Architecture
Land Planning: Emerson Land Planning
Interior Design: Little Diversified
General Contractor: Davidson and Jones




Small Development
Visitor Information Center




Owners Name: Durham Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Architect: Perkins + Will
Acoustic Consultant: Thorburn Associates
General Contractor: Bridgepoint General Contracting





Adaptive Reuse
GRUB Restaurant




Owners Name: Habitable Space, LLC
Architect: Ellen Cassilly Architect, Inc.
Land Planner: Emerson Land Planning
Structural Engineer: Gardner + McDaniel
Interior and Signage: Bunker Design
Wallpaper: Spoonflower
General Contractor: Gateway Building Company




Hearth and Home
Meintjes Berliner Guest House and Studio




Owners: Louise Meintjes and Paul Berliner
Architect: Ellen Cassilly Architect, Inc
Structural Engineering: Excel Structural Engineering
General Contractor: Riverbank Construction




Neighborhood Garden and Landscape
Lavender House





Owner: City of Durham
Project Team:
City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department
City of Durham Recreation Advisory Commission
Northgate Park Neighborhood Association
Northgate Park Garden Club
City of Durham Department of Public Works





​Sustainability
Duke School




Owners Name: Duke School
Architect: DTW
Landscape Architecture: Coulter Jewell Thames
PME Engineers: Edmondson Engineers, PA
Structural Engineers: GKC Associates
General Contractor: CT Wilson Construction Co.




Keep Durham Beautiful Award
Lavender House




Owner: City of Durham
Project Team:
City of Durham Parks and Recreation Department
City of Durham Recreation Advisory Commission
Northgate Park Neighborhood Association
Northgate Park Garden Club
City of Durham Department of Public Works




People’s Choice Award
Duke Gardens Prairie Garden Classroom





Owner: Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Architect: Ellen Cassilly Architect, Inc.
Landscape Architecture: Sarah P. Duke Gardens Staff
Structural Engineers: Gardner & McDaniel, P.A.
General Contractor: Mullberry Restoration