BLA alumnus featured on cover of Architectural Digest




Congratulations to CED alumnus, Christopher Cawley (BLA ’99), who has a landscape design featured as the cover story in the June 2016 issue of Architectural Digest magazine. His work on New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez’s modern, art-filled home in Coral Gables, Florida, is showcased.

Cawley, a registered landscape architect, worked with Rodriguez, Choeff Levy Fischman Architects, and Newport Property Construction to create “a verdant oasis, with stunning grounds that encourage alfresco entertaining,” according to the article.

The sophisticated landscape surrounds an 11,000-square-foot home, saving and relocating many of the trees that had to be moved during construction. Massive slabs of pitted coral stone unearthed on the site are incorporated into the new landscape, while the lawn and the area surrounding the saltwater pool are covered in artificial turf to reduce dependence on irrigation.

Complete Architectural Digest coverage of Rodriguez’s house and grounds is available online at:

An additional online feature devoted specifically to the garden is at:
Subsequent coverage of the Architectural Digest feature story appeared on websites including USA Today, People, Newsday, CBS Sports, Curbed, GQ and Glamour.

Cawley’s firm, Christopher Cawley Landscape Architecture, LLC, is a full-service consulting practice with projects located throughout Miami, Miami Beach, and South Florida. Established in 2005, the firm provides high-end consulting services for historic renovation projects. The firm’s recent work includes private gardens, estates, boutique hotels and high-rise condominiums. Learn more at