Kendall Horne was raised in the rich landscapes and natural diversity of the Mississippi Delta, and it was here that her passion for plants and the natural world took root. For 10 years she has dedicated herself to creating low maintenance, sustainable and native landscapes. Everyday, Kendall takes pride in creating places of beauty that blend simply into the local environment.
Kendall has had the pleasure of working, living, exploring and learning from a variety of extreme climates and contrasting landscapes. Her travels and work have taken her to the high ridges of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the low lying coastal lands of Florida and South Carolina, the dry sparse climate of Egypt’s deserts, The Virgin Islands, and the wet dense jungles of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Thailand,
A graduate of Mississippi State University in 2002 with a BA in Landscape Architecture, She is a Certified Florida Master Naturalist in Coastal, Wetland and Upland Systems, and also has a certification in Permaculture from Rancho Mastatal Costa Rica. Kendall is currently the landscape coordinator for Alys Beach, a green neighborhood development located in the Florida Panhandle. In addition, Kendall has designed and overseen to completion commercial and residential landscapes for the towns of Seaside, WaterColor, WaterSound and Rosemary Beach, FL. Her work can be seen in a variety of publications including Landscape Construction Magazine, Residential Architect, Garden&Gun, Coastal Living, and Garden Design Magazine.
Awards and Recognition~
• MSU Landscape Architecture Senior Design Award 2001-student
• Senior Thesis: A Rooftop Garden – selected for ASLA National Competition
• FNGLA SJ Blakeley Award (with Randy Harelson)
• FL ASLA Award of Honor 2010 (with Khoury & Vogt Architects)
• Palladio Award 2009 Landscape Design (with Khoury & Vogt Architects)
• Palladio Award 2010 Landscape Design (with Khoury & Vogt Architects)
• 10 years as Lead Judge for Local Landscape Design Competition- Walton County and San Destin- American Pride Landscape Competition.