Client Need

Installation of an inviting landscape for this apartment complex that would appeal to both residents and the surrounding neighbors.

Inspiration

The design was initially done by another landscape architect but the owner requested some enhancements. I wanted to bring in some elements that more resembled a residential landscape such as privacy around patios, a beautiful entrance and plenty of seating areas.

Favorite Element

Two second-story private green roofs that allow people to enjoy a private yard with small gardens without going through the building and down the stairs.

Biggest Challenge

Meeting the final deadline so the owners would be granted occupation. We did it!

Tough Moment

This project was installed in phases so we needed to keep plants watered until the end of the project.

Fond Memory

Compliments from residents as I performed my final walkthrough. They watched much of the project unfold and were quite impressed.

Valuable Participants

Dwain Bartel, Adam Tesch, Terry Baerber, Landon Stucky, Jason Baerber and Robert Ledebuhr

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Urban Outdoors
This outdoor “library room” is a breath of fresh air for the community. The sunken amphitheater, ADA ramps, West Coast Shade structures and two small patios encourage both large and small gatherings making it the perfect meeting space.