The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that Zeke Cooper is the recipient of the 2018 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Cooper is a National Award-Winning Landscape Architect and Landscape Industry Expert based in Cherokee, North Carolina. Over the course of his career, Cooper has worked with many notable individuals and companies including Tom Fazio Golf Course Designers, ValleyCrest Landscape Development, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort; among others.

Currently, Cooper is the principal & managing partner of the innovative landscape architecture firm, Aniwaya Design & Planning. Some of his clients include the Greenbrier Resort, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, Proven Winners and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

The award was presented March 15, 2018, during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition at Alamance Community College in Graham, North Carolina.

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes an entrepreneur age 40 or under who as demonstrated spirit and initiative, and serves as an example to students pursuing a landscape industry career. Nominations for the 2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be accepted beginning in the summer.

Watch a video about Cooper.