FOLIAGE DESIGN SYSTEMS NEWS

Foliage Design Participates in Fund Raising Event

Mike Lewis of Foliage Design  (the guy  in the picture with the lush,  dark curls) participated in a 70’s theme party Go Fund Me event.   The event  raised over $20,000 for a GPGB (Green Plants for Green Buildings) marketing video to promote the many advantages of using plants indoors.  Everyone in the picture is a GPGB  board member.  Mike Senneff, Janice Goodman, Sean Campbell are the other board members pictured.  Looks like they had a great time!

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Foliage Design Acquires Perfect Plants!

We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Perfect Plants, which took place on March 6, 2017, at the offices of Foliage Design Systems here in Orlando.  Foliage Design  started providing interior plant services to the greater Orlando market in 1971. Along with these services, we franchise Foliage Design Systems to 32 markets throughout the Country. Our growth over the 46 years here in Orlando has been predominantly internal stemming from referrals from our strong relationships with loyal clients and other professionals.

Perfect Plants and Foliage Design share similar business values arising from our mutual desire to provide high quality services and affordable value. Both of our companies attribute a large part of our success to the devotion of the professionals who work for us, many of whom have been employed for over two decades now.

We welcome  employees and customers of  Perfect Plants into the Foliage Design family!

 

Foliage Design’s Atlanta Office Donates Plants to  Hope and Will Garden Green Wall

Southface extends thanks to the Atlanta branch of Foliage Design Systems for donating the plants for the Living Wall and Wooly Wall Planters for the wall pockets. The Atlanta branch of Foliage Design Systems has been designing Living Walls since 1999, and their walls come equipped with irrigation.

“We decided to get involved in this project initially to promote our business and the growing interest in green walls, both commercially and in the residential market,” says Scott Jones, Vice President and General Manager. “Learning that the room was named after the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Hope and Will mascots strengthened our resolve to donate. Coincidentally, we currently care for the Hope and Will Garden located at the CHOA campus. Therefore, being able to donate to such a worthy cause, as well as being able to give back to one of our long-standing customers, was a welcomed opportunity.”  Read entire Southface article.

BOMA ORLANDO UPDATE:

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IMG_4547Foliage Design Systems Receives Living Wall Award!

Foliage Design Systems recently received a Gold Award from AmericanHort, an international horticulture industry association, for their living wall installation at Guidewell Innovation Center in Lake Nona’s growing Medical City.
There were actually 4 different walls installed with over 1,000 plants that comprised the project, which was installed earlier this year. The client was especially excited to include these living, breathing walls into their space because of the many documented health benefits live plants can bring into an interior environment.

 

 

Foliage Design Systems wins International Plantscape Award – Gold

Columbus, Ohio, July 2016 – AmericanHort announced the recipients of the International Plantscape Awards by AmericanHort. The annual awards program recognizes and celebrates excellence in the interior plantscape community, including commercial enterprises with in-house horticulture departments and conservatory venues. Interior plantscaping is the practice of designing, installing, and caring for living plants in enclosed environments, including commercial and residential buildings. This year, Foliage Design Systems was recognized for its outstanding design and service with its project for the Guidewell Innovation CORE project.  Foliage Design Systems  received the International Plantscape Gold Award for this living wall.

 

 

FOLIAGE DESIGN SYSTEMS WINS AWARD IN I-PLANTS MAGAZINE’S

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONTEST

The Woodlands, Texas, June 10, 2016

Johnson Fediw Associates, publisher of I-Plants Magazine, announced the winners of its International Design Contest today.  Foliage Design Systems won the Second Place, Green Walls Award for their project Private Residence.

Entries were judged by a panel of 4 experts—Riley Anderson, a landscape designer; Rich Batcho, a special events designer; Mike Lewis, an interior plantscape designer; and Mary Golden, Advocacy Incubator for Green Plants for Green Buildings.  Entries were judged on the uniqueness and innovation of their design; innovative use of materials; appropriateness for the space; and satisfaction of the client.

“This project is unique for its design.  This team really thought outside the box to bring their client and their client’s visitors something truly special,” says Kathy Fediw, LEED AP ID+C, publisher of I-Plants Magazine.  “This innovative project is an inspiration to others in the design industry and really showcases what can be done.  We are very proud to recognize their talents and know that they are bringing fresh and innovative design to their clients and their community.”

Johnson Fediw Associates is the publisher of I-Plants/Urban Horticulture Magazine and is a diversified consulting and education company serving the horticulture industry world-wide.  For more information on I-Plants Magazine go to www.I-PlantsMagazine.com.  For more information on how Foliage Design Systems can improve the design and well-being of your building go to www.foliagedesign.com.

 

DUNWOODY, GA GREEN WALL FEATURED ON WXIA, 11ALIVE

Atlanta, GA – April 22, 2015

See the video!

On Earth Day, April 22, 2015, WXIA television featured this wall video.  The wall represents a new trend in building design by bringing the outdoors in to the building.  The plants become living art, add warmth and create  an inviting environment for employees, visitors, and tenants.  The four-story wall contains over 15,000 plants and is one of the largest indoor green walls in the world.  The plants add oxygen to the air, reduce noise levels, and add a modern design to the space.  Property is owned by CBRE Global Investors.   FDS plant technicians provide  the  ongoing  plant care.

FOLIAGE DESIGN INSTALLS GREEN WALL AT BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT

Birmingham, AL – July 2014

Foliage Design of Birmingham, AL installs living wall in Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport.

Click to see images of installation  https://www.foliagedesignorlando.com/photo-gallery/green-wall-birmingham-airport/

 

WELCOME UP-A-TREE CUSTOMERS

Orlando, FL – February 2013

We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Up-A-Tree, Inc. which took place on February 1, at the offices of Foliage Design Systems here in Orlando. Foliage Design Systems began providing interior plant services to the greater Orlando market in 1971. Along with these services, we franchise Foliage Design Systems to 32 markets throughout the Country. Our growth over the 42 years here in Orlando has been predominantly internal stemming from referrals from our strong relationships with loyal clients and other professionals.

Kathryn Hardage, the Owner of Up-A-Tree, and our President, David Liu, have been friends for years and share similar business values arising from our mutual desire to provide high quality services and affordable value. Both of our companies attribute a large part of our success to the devotion of the professionals who work for us, many of whom have been employed for over two decades now.

As you can imagine, the decision to combine FDS and UAT was an easy one. Kathryn will continue with us as an Account Executive. Her current objective is to help ensure a smooth transition of her company to FDS. At the present time you should notice few material changes as your service technician remains the same; however, they will be supported by our operations team who will often provide replacement plants when needed and other additional services.

All activities are now conducted out of our office complex here in Orlando and we welcome you to visit at any time. Please do not hesitate to call our office so that we might continue to serve you. We look forward to a seamless transition and will do everything we can to be sure you are satisfied. Thank you for your continued support.

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