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Darien property redesign garners national award

Allan Broadbent, landscape architect and project manager for the LaurelRock Co. in Wilton, was honored with the 2014 International Landscape Design Award for a property in Darien.

The residential landscape design award, for the project "Balance Restored," was presented by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.

The Gold Award was for his work directing a two-year landscape development project at the Darien residence. According to a news release from the LaurelRock Co., the 1932 brick residence on 1.8 acres was plagued by many landscape challenges, including flooding problems, poorly managed wetlands and tired foundation planting. In addition to overcoming those challenges, the program included the addition of a motor court, full-size pool environment and ornamental planting areas.

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a graduate of Brigham Young University, Broadbent has been with the LaurelRock Co. for nearly a decade. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-accredited professional.

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