Tuesday, March 13, 2012
High Line Part 3 maybe the best part yet. The incredible, ultra contemporary public project that repurposes an old elevated rail line as a public park space has started planning phase 3. Check out the story from ASLA's Dirt Blog here: High Line Part 3
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I am proud to be part of a team restoring a native wetland high on a hilltop above the Napa Valley. We had a site visit last week to finalize the plant selection. It was a beautiful day in California and the team is very excited to recreate mother nature's contemporary garden. Wetlands play an important role in the natural environment from providing habitat to water quality control. The project will start construction in the fall of 2012.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
ASLA - American Society of Landscape Architects put together this very informative video of how the landscape around your home can improve your home's efficient use of energy. As a global village we all need to reduce our demand for energy, especially energy derived from fossil fuels. Contemporary landscape architecture reduces energy - Every lit bit counts!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Newer home owners or those with a limited budget may benefit most by landscaping their front-yard first. Studies have shown that homes with good curb appeal sell faster then those without and also result in a higher sale price. Curb appeal landscape projects can range from dramatic to simple spruce ups. Some tips to consider when undertaking a curb appeal project are; work within a budget that allows you to fully complete the project, quality counts - buyers will notice a quick low quality job, current contemporary features are in high demand - Low maintenance - low water - environmentally friendly landscape are aspects buyers are looking for.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Home owners who invest in a new landscape can typically expect a rate of return of 70%-90%. Depending on the features and age of the landscape (rate of return can increase as the landscape matures to 100% and higher). In addition, a recent study by Clemson University found that homes with good or excellent landscape had a 14%-17% higher sale value then those with poor or average landscapes.