UGA Grad designs for New York Yankees Star

Alumnus Christopher Cawley (BLA ’99) has been making a splash in the South Florida scene since 2005. Cawley’s projects focus around eco-conservatism and providing clients with a sophisticated design service for private yards, estates, and a variety of hotels and condominiums.

Recently, Cawley had the opportunity to design a backyard oasis for famous New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez wanted a backyard to complement his modern home that is filled with spectacular art pieces in Coral Gables, Florida, while bringing inside living to the yard. Cawley designed a space that provided both a high-end design and family-friendly atmosphere. Cawley’s designs included a wet edge saltwater pool and an in-ground trampoline for the children. Sticking to Cawley’s focus on eco-conservatism, every tree uprooted in the process of the remodel was later re-planted on the property. Cawley installed artificial grass to help reserve water that would have been used for irrigation. Nothing was put to waste in the designing of the landscaping. Most items found in the process of construction were later used as design elements.

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To learn more about Chris Cawley, other projects, and his business, visit

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