Shane Coen is the Founder and CEO of Coen+Partners. He presented their work for Lake Marion Private Retreat that won this LILA 2018 for gardens. The jury recognized the project as:
“an outstanding way of bringing residents to nature, due to its simplicity and the way it allows for exploration. An ordinary site was curated and transformed by Coen+Partners into a dramatic landscape comprising various ambiences with a unique character.”
Shane has guided the innovative practice for over 20 years, overseeing the design vision for each project in the studio through his approach of contextual minimalism. Coen+Partners collaborates with the world’s leading and emerging global design talent to create site solutions that are rooted in place while embracing architectural, programmatic and ecological goals with innovation and beauty.