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Bluegreen honored for two residential garden projects

Bluegreen, a landscape-architecture and -planning studio located in Aspen, has received awards for two distinguished residential garden projects.

The Colorado Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects gave the firm a 2013 Honor Award for The Lines on Castle Creek landscape and also a 2013 ASLA Merit Award for Spectrum Garden.

"The hard work and commitment of our team, collaborators and clients to create extraordinary places is evident in these two projects," Bluegreen principal Sheri Sanzone said in a statement.

Each year, the chapter holds the ASLA Colorado Awards, a program that showcases the outstanding achievements of landscape architects. Sixteen projects were awarded in categories including residential design, general design, planning and analysis, and research and communication. The winning projects exemplify cutting-edge solutions to careful stewardship, integrated planning and artful design, the statement said.

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ASLA Colorado promotes the development, education and awareness of the landscape-architecture profession in Colorado. With unparalleled professionalism, ASLA Colorado members are dedicated to inspiring the public through work that enhances natural and built environments.

Since its founding in 2001, Bluegreen has been recognized by ASLA Colorado 16 times for its work. For more information, visit the website, http://bluegreenaspen.com or visit ASLA Colorado's website, http://www.aslacolorado.org.

Rulon, Kelly receive award from Christie's International

Greg Rulon and Stacey K. Kelly, of Joshua & Co., were awarded the distinction of Christie's International Real Estate luxury specialist for 2014.

The designation was announced recently at the Top Agents Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Rulon and Kelly were identified as part of the 140 most successful real estate professionals in the Christie's International Real Estate network of real estate brokerages and the real estate arm of Christie's auction house. Criteria for participation in the conference included a requirement that each attendee be among the top 10 percent of sales for his or her affiliate brokerage.

"We were delighted that Greg Rulon and Stacey Kelly participated in our Top Agents Conference," said Bonnie Stone Sellers, CEO of Christie's International Real Estate, in a statement. "Together with Christie's International Real Estate and Joshua & Co., Greg and Stacey are leaders in the luxury real estate market and are positioned to meet the needs of the world's most discerning buyers and sellers of luxury real estate."

The specialist symposium offered insights into marketing to the upper tiers of the luxury market and allowed attendees to explore ways in which to increase their level of service to clients through their exclusive connection with Christie's International Real Estate, Sellers added. The two-day event featured seminars led by top industry experts and senior executives of Christie's and Christie's International Real Estate.

Topics included how to position a listing to attract buyers worldwide; negotiation strategies in the luxury end of the real estate market; how to take advantage of state-of-the-art global marketing techniques; and Christie's perspectives on the art market and its connection to the luxury real estate sector.