Kurisu International will present at the 18th Annual Symposium on Healthcare Design in Atlanta, GA, on September 28, 2005.
Kurisu International will present at the Conference Healthcare Design .05 The conference is hosted by the Center for Health Design and is the premier event of its kind. Roger Ulrich and Starizon are among the presenters. To register for the Conference, download the application here.
In its efforts to promote sustainable business practices, Kurisu International became a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Oregon Natural Step Network. Koichi Kurisu passed the LEED Accreditation Exam in July, and Kurisu is already employing LEED recommendations in its healing gardens, residential gardens, and the design of its new headquarters, which is expected to achieve LEED's highest Platinum rating.
Hoichi Kurisu to speak at Vancouver Japanese Gardener's Association meeting, Vancouver, B.C.
Hoichi Kurisu and Koichi Kurisu appear for media day at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital healing garden.
Rosecrance healing garden Phase I facility complete.
Kurisu installs eleven pines by crane to 14th floor downtown roof garden, Chicago, IL.
Holst architects contracted for feasibility study of N. Portland headquarters.
Kurisu garden chosen for Vogue magazine fashion feature location (Day Dreams,p.678).
Kurisu International announces sale of Barbur Blvd. office building, and plans to construct a new Headquarters within the next two years. The new Headquarters is expected to be a US Green Building Council LEED certified building, furthering Kurisu's commitment to its employees and sustainable environmental design. Also planned for the building is a healing garden.
Independent survey ranks 3 Kurisu gardens among top 10 Japanese Gardens in North America (Roth Journal of Japanese Gardening, Mar/Apr 2004).
Hoichi Kurisu constructing roof garden,
Roth Journal of Japanese Gardening, A Peer Rankings survey includes Hoichi Kurisu in the "Ten Most Respected Names in the World of Sukiya Living"
Architecture Magazine, "Point of Departure" Amid Chicago's recent residential towers, a midrise by Ralph Johnson stands out. by C.C. Sullivan
The Oregonian. "Glorious gardens: Landscaping brings homes into full bloom:" by Jan Behrs
The Chicago Tribune. "A Touch of the Far East in Rockford" by Roberta Sotonoff
The Oregonian. "Mississippi rising—fast" by Erin Hoover Barnett
The Sun Sentinel. "Some Turn to Morikami for Healing" by Ushma Patel
Albany Democrat-Herald, "Healing Garden" by George Petroccione
The New Era, "Lebanon Hospital healing garden a cutting edge way to heal, relieve" by Alex Paul
Vogue (Kurisu garden chosen as location for feature fashion shoot) "Day Dreams" photography by Stephen Klein.
Portland Daily Journal of Commerce, "Landscape firm to transform North Portland site" by Jessica Swanson
Portrait of Portland, Vol. 10, "A Garden for the Soul"
Landscape Architect and Specifier News, "Japanese Gardens of South Florida" by Stephen Kelly, Managing Editor
Portrait of Portland, "Gardening in a Rushing World" by Julia Coffey
Roth Journal of Japanese Gardening, "North America's Top 25 Japanese Gardens"
The New Era, "SLC Hospital plans therapeutic garden to recognize donors and aid healing process" by Alex Paul
Landscape Architect and Specifier News, "In the Garden of Good and Harmony" by Stephen Kelly, Managing Editor
Portrait of Portland, Vol. 9, "Gardening in a Rushing World"
The New York Times "A Serene Garden Sanctuary" by Linda Yang
Landscape Design, "The Essence of Japan in Florida - The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens"
The Sun Sentinel, "Peace Unearthed" by Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
The Oregonian, "A Historic Birthday Party" by Jonathan Nicholas (Hoichi Kurisu named one of 150 "luminaries.")
Asian Art, "Beyond Moon Bridges: Japanese Gardens A Living Art" by Larry Rosensweig and Michiko Kurisu
American Nurseryman, "Well-Respected" by Jennifer Hooks
The Palm Beach Post, "Quiet Majesty: The Morikami's New Look" by Heather Graulich
Chicago Tribune, "Serene Majesty"
The Christian Science Monitor, "Making a Space for the Heart" by Brad Knickerbocker
“Lebanon Hospital healing garden a cutting edge way to heal, relieve”
The New Era, by Alex Paul
October 6, 2004
Since its inception, Kurisu International has consistently won recognition for its excellence in residential, commercial, and municpal landscape design.
First Place, Landscape Design
The Healing Garden at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Grand Award & Judges Award, 2001
Morikami Japanese Garden
Environmental Improvement Grand Award 1994, 1995, 1997
Environmental Improvement Merit Award, 1992
Landscape Design Award
Presented at the White House, Washington, D.C.
1988 & 1992
Street of Dreams Best Lanscaping Award, 1998
Presidentís Award, 1995 & 1997
Grand Award, 1992, 1995, 1997