Friday, October 30, 2009

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet Announces 2009 Oasis Award Winner

Small site lives large through inventive use of space, wins national outdoor kitchen design award

Brian Griffith of Columbus, Ohio created the Prima Vista Entertainment Garden to win the 2009 Oasis Award for Outdoor Kitchen Design.

His design took a small, empty space that connected a house and a garage and transformed it into an outdoor living space that features the cooking grill as the design’s centerpiece, making the host/cook always accessible to the guests; extends the interior feel of the main residence to the outside space and uses terracing to create cooking, conversation, and serving areas.

Griffth’s outdoor kitchen concept is featured in the November/December issue of Garden Design magazine in Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet’s Hot off the Grill! and Outdoor Kitchen Profits by Design e-newsletters and the Web sites of the Oasis Award,; Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet,; and Garden Design magazine,

With more than six years in the industry, Griffith is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He holds a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University.

The only nationwide contest to recognize excellence and innovation in the design of outdoor kitchens, the Oasis Award for Outdoor Kitchen Design is open to all design professionals, including architects, landscape architects, interior designers and certified kitchen designers.

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