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reconciled with reality

reconciled with reality

reconciled with reality WE’RE NOT MAKING… …decorative, pretty landscapes any longer, but rather performance landscapes designed to cope with the assertive forces of gravity, stormwater + human programming, without taming the character of the land....
surface reasserted

surface reasserted

surface reasserted ESTABLISHING PLACE… …using the right surface strategy in this small condominium landscape is the priority.  Largely incomplete since these units were constructed, the landscape really just required the basics: a hardwood deck, a...
site capture

site capture

site capture REACQUIRING A LANDSCAPE… …from the void of the stereotypical back yard begins within the landscape design process.  Not unlike a business plan, good design analyzes the customer– the characteristics of the primary users of the space,...
poolside on the prairie

poolside on the prairie

poolside on the prairie poolside mini-deck SOMETHING QUITE NEW… ..can occur between one thing + another. Something liminal within the threshold of in-between.  Something that lives inside that transition rises to achieve a new stability — a reincorporation...
something more than a pool

something more than a pool

something more WRAPPED IN NATURE… …a destination pool with trailside attractions for picnicking + playing among the shady trees. Inspired by Barton Springs Pool, this landscape provides the connection between spaces, people + habitat. VEGETATION The site...