Landscape Architecture & Design

Below is ABX19 info; ABX20 information is in production. Please check back.  


ABX has partnered with Dean & Derek and  Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) to implemented more offerings tailored specifically to professionals working in landscape architecture.

Dean & Derek’s Design Challenge

Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns of Plymouth Quarries, former DIY Network stars and leading experts in the stone industry, have launched a new design challenge for landscape architecture students to plan a 1200 sq. ft. residential design space. 

All students studying Landscape Architecture should enter Dean & Derek’s Design Challenge. Submissions will be accepted 9/3/19 - 10/17/19. We will award a 1st and 2nd Place Winner in the Undergraduate category, and a 1st and 2nd Place Winner in the Graduate category. All applicants must be students majoring in Landscape Architecture.

Contest Details:

  • Plan a maximum of 1200 sq. ft. residential design space —Must include at least 1 living space with a defined function
  • Must include a mixture of concrete and natural hardscape productsMust incorporate at least 1 boulder
  • Must have some type of covering or partial covering
  • Must be partial or all permeable
  • Must include a recycled product
  • Must include at least 1 EXCLUSIVES product from Plymouth Quarries*
  • Must include a landscape design and plant list

Submission Requirements:

  • Design must be to-scale and printable in a PDF format
  • Sheet size to be horizontal Arch D – 24” x 36”
  • Student to determine scale of drawing. Scale should be appropriate for viewing from a distance of 6’

Deadline & Judging:

  • We are accepting submissions from September 3 - October 17, 2019.
  • Finalists will be invited to join us for ABX19 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, November 6-7, 2019, where their submission will be on display. They will present their submission to a juried panel during the event. A final vote will be taken with special audience consideration. 
  • The 1st and 2nd Place Winners for both theUndergraduate and Graduate categories will be awarded on-site. 

For more information: 

Dean & Derek's Booth Sessions

The duo will hold daily educational discussions about their expertise working with natural stones with a focus on interior and exterior architectural design.

BSLA's Boston Common

We have partnered with BSLA to design a show floor feature area called Boston Common geared towards landscape architecture.

LA CES Credits

Below are the 18 workshops that are eligible for Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) credit.

Mentor Program

Click for exciting details about our new Mentor Program

Emerging Professionals

Click for special registration discounts for Emerging Professionals.



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