Embracing the New, Honoring the Past

Kaipo Residence, landscape by Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture, featured on Phoenix Home & Garden

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Park Central Winner of 2020 RED Awards

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Park Central has won 2020 Redevelopment of the Year from Real Estate Development Awards. Colwell Shelor has designed the landscape for Park Central, a mixed use facility located in Downtown Phoenix.


2020 Case Study Investigation Fellows

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Arizona State University's Orange Mall Green Infrastructure Project has been selected for the 2020 Case Study Investigation - a program for students to research and document the impacts of a high performing landscape.


2019 Environmental Excellence Awards Winner

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Environmental & Natural Resources 2 wins Environmental Excellence Award for Distinguished Landscape in the 2019 Award Ceremony


Architect’s Newspaper 2019 Best of Design Winner

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Scottsdale's Museum of the West wins Editor's Pick in the Public Landscape category for Architect's Newspaper 2019 Best of Design Awards


Architizer A+ Awards

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Colwell Shelor wins a Special Mention Award in the Architizer A+ Awards for Folding Planes Garden.

2019 Master of the Southwest Award Winner

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Allison Colwell and Michele Shelor win the 2019 Landscape Award for Home & Garden Magazine's Masters of the Southwest


2018 AN Best of Design Awards

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Colwell Shelor wins the Landscape Residential Award in the 2018 Arch Newspaper Best of Design Awards. There were 45 categories total, the entrants were nationwide, including Canada and Mexico.


2018 Water Public Art Challenge

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Colwell Shelor was one of this year's top 10 finalists for Arizona's Water Public Art Challenge


Cactus Canvas

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The owners of a previous "manicured, water-intensive" landscape, now fully embrace a desert landscape for their home with a wide variety of succulents, aloes, and cacti.


Luxe Red Awards 2018

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Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture wins a regional design award for House of Folding Planes; a residential project in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Great Hearts Maryvale School Supplies Kits

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Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture assisted with building Back to School kits for the students at Great Hearts Maryvale Preparatory Academy. The landscape design for the school was completed in 2017, by CSLA, the project is currently under construction. We worked with Back to School; an organization that provides school supplies to underprivileged students, Studio Ma; the architecture firm for the project, and Alexander Building Company.


Ghost Wash House

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A-I-R Inc. Wins in the AIA 2018 Housing Awards in the One- and Two-Story Custom Residences. Landscape architecture by Colwell Shelor.


Luxe Gold List 2018

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Colwell Shelor Makes the Luxe Source Gold List 2018

mesa transforms downtown core

Mesa Trying to Transform Downtown Core

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Mesa's downtown area is headed for a makeover- a new light rail is headed that way as well as a new restaurant, retail, and art space. The goal is to add more intensity to the area and give current residents new amenities.