Read what satisfied clients and colleagues say about LA2d’s unique and professional approach to the landscape design services we offer:
“Working with Lewis Aqüi and his team has been a true pleasure. His attention to detail for landscape and hardscapes has been very complementary to the architectural process and in a timely manner which insures a harmonious team effort. Lewis also transforms exteriors into a variety of design styles to suit each application. We are very pleased and will certainly be working together on many projects”
Hamed Rodriguez, Architect.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lewis Aqüi for several projects over the years. Each project leaving me more impressed than the last. His careful and meticulous detail in designing the gardens, both spatially and in the use of hardscape, creates a beautiful quilt of textures that accentuate and strengthen the architecture”
President / Lead Designer
Portuondo Perotti Architects
“I have had a great experience working with Lewis. He is professional, courteous, responsive and timely. The work is creative and thoughtfully done; and reflects a deep understanding of the plant materials, native trees and hardscape materials. I am impressed with his ability to successfully navigate the permitting process at the various local municipalities”
Ana Alvarez, Architect
Martinez Alvarez Architecture
“Lewis is a true professional. He has helped us with two of our homes and we are very pleased with the landscape design. I highly recommend Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design”.
Mauricio and Monica Quirch, Clients
“To anyone who is searching for Landscape Architectural Services, Lewis Aqui is the only professional you will ever need. I have worked with Lewis on 4 residential development projects in Miami Dade. He carefully assisted me through the process of Landscape Design for each project to create beautiful spaces. Lewis listens to the specific needs of each project and tailors his design accordingly. I strongly recommend Lewis and look forward to working with him on many future projects to come.”
“Lewis is a master of his craft. He is an intuitive landscape architect who will create something unique to the context of the landscape. No one-size-fits-all generic planning here. He is enthusiastic and passionate about native flora and uses these sensibilities to craft a special and unique experience. We just completed a historic hotel renovation with him along the Historic Miami River Inn and look forward to working with him again.”
Francine Madera, Project Manager
“Recently, I photographed a newly renovated trendy project in the Biscayne Blvd. MIMO district in Miami, Florida. Being an architect and photographer, I have to say that the landscape designed by Lewis Aqui is very well done and appropriate for its context. By using vegetation common to the area, not only are the plants climate adapted requiring low maintenance but evoke a sense of lush tropical feeling as well as a true identity of their location. The design implements a layering concept which accentuates various textures, colors and shapes yielding a simplistic sophistication much in keeping with the modern architecture which it surrounds”.
Orlando Rio, Photographer
“As an architect and interior designer, I have worked on various projects with Lewis Aqui. His professional experience, knowledge and design talent have always been an asset to these projects. I highly recommend Lewis Aqui Landscape + Design”
Alexis Batista, Interior Designer
“It has always been a pleasure to work with such a knowledgeable Landscape Architect. I have worked with Lewis for the past 4+ years and his passion for landscape is demonstrated in his impeccable work quality and attention to detail. He is able to listen to the client and not only meet the client’s expectations but also the client’s budget and schedule.”
Adrian Heid, Architect
“I’ve collaborated with Mr. Aqui for a number of years found him to be very creative, thorough, a consummate professional and a pleasure to have him as part of the design team. I highly recommend him.”
Manuel Angles, Architect.
“We were very happy with the design and result of our landscape design. Lewis was very thoughtful; He understood and delivered beautifully exactly the sense of calmness that we wanted. Very reliable and professional”.
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar and Anapula Ruano, Clients.
“Lewis has worked with me on several projects over the past six years, including Nexus Riverside Tower (36-story new residential tower), University of Miami Hillel Student Center (completed 2015) and Little River Center (8-story adaptive reuse of abandoned office tower). He is an extremely talented landscape architect knowledgeable of the code and city / county requirements. His designs are modern and innovative, he remained on budget and schedule, he is very responsive and I will definitely hire him again”
C. Chloe Keidaish, AIA | LEED AP Principal Studio X Architects
“Lewis Aqui, as the landscape architect for the Vagabond Hotel restoration, was invaluable to the overall success of the project. His knowledge of the required native plants and permit process enabled a smooth execution of this very large installation. He cares and it shows…
Thank you for your fabulous work and I look forward to our next project together.”
The Vagabond Group
“Lewis’s solutions to any given project are unique and creative and his ability to “read” the architecture and blend each unique structure into his landscape design is seamless. I particularly like the way he adds order to an otherwise unruly tropical landscape, yet makes it look as natural as if it were untouched. He was the kind of good student that made my job as teacher meaningful.”
Sam J. Corso, President
Dufour / Corso Studios, LTD
”Lewis Aqüi is a professional in every sense of the word with high morals and character. He is hard working, imaginative, creative and responsive to his clients. When involved in a project he takes it to heart and diligently coordinate all the phases of the implementation until the project is completed satisfactorily.
As a result of our first experience utilizing Lewis’ landscape architectural services for our residence approximately 14 years ago, we are once again using him for a design on a second construction project. Without hesitation, we endorse and recommend Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design. LLC”.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Jill Hertzberg, Clients
“We recently hired Lewis Aqui to revamp my landscaping. We live on Miami Beach, and, as such, we do not have a large lot size. We challenged Lewis to create an impactful landscape with such a small space and he more than delivered! Lewis really listened to our desire for impact, as well as our need for a low maintenance landscape and to keep and build upon the existing hardscape (pool included). He is the consummate professional and very responsive; a rarity in Miami! Lewis also managed the associated vendors with the project and they were all equally great to work with and did great work themselves. We are extremely happy with our new landscape and we recommend Lewis without hesitation!”
Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Gisela Vivero, Clients
“Lewis Aqüi understood all the challenges he was faced with at my house: tight spaces, light exposure, drainage, and others. A true artist and problem solver, Lewis was able to balance his artistic creativity with what was practical. Lewis Aqüi’s finished product has transformed my home into a real work of art”.
Mr. Ryan Udelson, Client
…“Lewis is innovative, thoughtful and responsive. The design he provided for me truly made a difference to my residence and was both inspirational and practical…”
Stephen N. Zack, Client
“Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design, LLC was an integral part of the team of consultants in the design and construction of our LEED certified home. Their comprehension of the LEED certification process proved to be an asset in expediting all the requirements in a timely and professional manner. We commend them for their work ethic, design capabilities and attention to details throughout the life of project. We have been highly recommending them since.”
Mr. Gabriel Boano and Mrs. Paula Lowenstein,
Clients and Owners of Art + Tec Development- Bal Harbour, Florida.
“Canterbury Homes has been working with LA2d, Inc. for over 12 years and have found them to be professional and a pleasure to do business with. Their creativity and vision are exceptional and their finished product is never short of beautiful!”
Mr. Louis Gaines, General Contractor
Owner of Canterbury Homes Builders- Miami, Florida
“It has always been a delight to work with Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design. In this competitive field it is always a great pleasure to work with a company that strives for excellence.”
Mr. James R. Siegel, General Contractor
Owner of Trigram Construction – Miami, Florida
“Dear Lewis, I wanted to thank you for the recent submission of the Gomberg house for our 69th edition. While the architecture and interior design of that house are both superb, the siting and landscape architecture your firm designed for that installation was one of the best I have seen to date. The landscape design took the Gomberg house to another level. LA2d continues to set the standard for thoughtful, beautiful and ultimately award winning landscape design. I look forward to publishing your work in the near future.”
Publisher, Florida Architecture
“KZ architecture has been collaborating with Lewis Aqui Landscape + Architecutral Design for many years. LA2d’s landscape creations are not only a compliment to the architectural aesthetic of our projects, but they also facilitate and enhance the fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces that our designs strive for. LA2d’s designers are talented and knowledgeable. In addition they are reliable and proficient professionals as well as great team players.”
Mrs. Jaya Kader Zebede, AIA, LEED AP
Principal of KZ Architecture-Bal Harbour, Florida
“LA2d is one of the most distinguished.. reputable.. and talented landscape architectural firms that I have had the opportunity to work in my recent years.. They are incredibly professional and serious.. They get the work done.. and understand the technicalities and difficulties that are so innate in their profession.. They are a treasure of mine..”
Jennifer Post Design, Inc.
“LA2d has been involved with our resort’s landscaping from the inception of the resort, working with the developer and ownership group on all of the exterior site planning and designs. After the hurricanes we needed extensive renovation of all our landscape and called them back to work on the project. We have since seen dramatic improvements, our grounds look great. We are very pleased with the results and will continue to utilize them for future projects.”
Mr. Marco Selva, General Manager
Ritz Carlton Hotel- Key Biscayne, Florida
“It’s always a pleasure to work with a company that aims to please and feels as passionate about your work as you do.”
Andi Greenwald Development Group
“…Our project has been greatly enhanced with Lewis Aqüi Landscape + Architectural Design on our design team. We have benefited from their responsive and creative work. We have been very pleased with the work performed by LA2d.”
Mr. and Mrs. Tony and Cathy Blank, Clients
Pamsco, Inc.”We would like to congratulate your company for the absolutely stunning design work you have been creating throughout the years. It is wonderful working with such innovative minds as yours. It is rare to find landscape architects who take such care with both your customer’s needs and the logistical realities encountered by the contractor.”
Mr. Jorge Garcia, Paving Contractor
Owner, Pan American Marble and Stone Company- Medley, Florida