Photo Gallery: 2013 PIA Award-Winning Projects

The Ambius Designers with their 12 2013 PIA Awards :)

Every year, the plantscaping industry gathers for a few days in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada for the Plantscape Industry & Expo to share ideas and discuss trends. The expo is concluded by the annual PIA Awards Celebration Gala where the best projects in the industry are honored. The PIA Awards celebrate projects in the following categories:  Design; Installation; Horticultural Service; Major Renovation; Special Events & Holiday; Atrium; Green Roof; Exterior Garden; Replica & Preserved; & Living Wall.

Thanks the hard work and imagination of our Designers, Ambius was bestowed with an amazing 12 PIA Awards in 2013. From towering living green walls to gorgeous atrium plant displays to astonishing commercial holiday designs, our designers submitted an amazing collection of projects for awards this year. We are so proud of their work and salute all our colleagues that worked hard on the design and installation of these projects. Below we have listed all the 2013 PIA Award-winning projects. Read More »

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Video: How To Transplant Plants

For more informative videos, visit Janice Nath’s media page on her designer website. Read More »

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Plants: An Essential Component of Green Buildings

The Green Building Movement

Going green is much more than a trendy notion. It is modern day sustainability in the age of climate change. The Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, in Chicago’s Ashburn neighborhood, is just one of the many awe-inspiring examples on display in this midwest mecca. Enhancing students’ education and building efficiency are the school’s green features, which include a 34,000-square-foot vegetated roof replete with walkways and a plaza. The newly built school is a modern, jaw-dropping 207,00 square foot masterpiece and a harbinger of great things to come.

Chicago also has enjoyed the expansion of numerous ‘green building’ projects as many public school buildings, libraries, police, fire and other city buildings have benefitted from what began back in the early 1990’s under Chicago mayor Richard Daley’s determination to make the city greener. Ultimately, greener design leads to reduced energy consumption as well healthier naturally-filtered air due to the increased use of plants. Read More »

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Video: Top 10 Orchid Care Tips

Learn more about Botanical Stylist, Charlee Storner, on her Designer website here. Read More »

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5 Beautiful Botanic Gardens To Visit

With summer fading fast and school just around the corner, people are trying to send summer out with style with vacations and final plans.  Whether it is last minute road trip or a planed week-long excursion, why not include plants in your trip?

Here at Ambius, we pride ourselves on being able to bring the outside in.  However, while a plant on your desk makes us happy, we also want people to enjoy the natural beauty of the world outside, in the fresh air.  With this in mind, why not visit your local botanical garden?  Botanical gardens are excellent ways to experience plants, flowers, and nature in a fun way.  Check out these five amazing gardens that you might just want to include them in your next trip. Read More »

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