Saunders Office Building
Located in the Inverness Metropolitan Improvement District, the Saunders Office Building is dissected by a large concrete board formed wall. At the western edge of the site is a large modular block retaining wall with shrubs plantings and vines which grow both up the walls and cascades over the fronts.
The patio on the south side of the building is a focal point outside the building where the angles of the building are carried out into the landscape. The space is enclosed by smaller board-formed seat walls that match the larger board-formed accent wall of the building. Pocket spaces for tables and chairs surround a precast board-formed concrete fire pit and brick faced outdoor grill area. Honeylocust trees border the southern side of the patio creating shade in the summer.
Located at the intersection of South Powhaton Road and East Smoky Hill Parkway, the Southshore Corner Entry Monument welcomes visitors and homeowners to the Southshore development in Aurora, Colorado. Above the curved wall is a large aluminum “sailboat” artwork piece surrounded by perennial and shrub plantings with a backdrop of evergreens. In front of the wall is a half circular pool with the letters “Southshore” seemingly floating in the water and framed by seven fountain jets.
In this small backyard garden Environmental Landworks Company, Inc. put together two designs for the homeowner. In both designs, the goal was to increase the patio space, add a connection to the back entry and to provide for a plunge pool/water feature.
In the first design, the spaces are defined with more rectilinear shapes and a square shaped plunge pool/water feature. In the second design, the shapes and forms are more curvilinear, with flowing curves and a circular plunge pool/water feature.
In order to present the design to the client we created a three-dimensional representation of each option. Using site photos, old plan documents and measurements, the building and surrounding garden was created in Sketchup and rendered with Shaderlight.
Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus Courtyard Garden
At the Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus there are 7 core values which are followed when caring for the health of people in the community. These values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity, Spirituality, Stewardship, Imagination, and Excellence.
For the courtyard we kept these values in mind as we looked to create a space for both doctors, patients and all those working on the campus. Two designs were created which both incorporated water features, seating areas, and a playground area. Also taken into account was an area for building expansion on the south side of the courtyard. Perspectives and Color Plans were used to display the design to the client.
Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery
The planning process for creating the Homelake Military Veterans Cemetery master plan was a collaborative effort with input from the Homelake Veterans Center, (HVC), the Colorado Department of Human Services, History Colorado and members of the public who attended the public meetings.
The cemetery site, separated from roads and daily activities is a quiet place. Views from the site in nearly all directions are predominantly of natural areas and open space.
The 1.75 acre triangular site north of the existing cemetery was the selected location for the expansion. Based on site analysis, tt was the most appropriate location for the expansion due to its relationship to the existing cemetery, existing access via Patton Drive and available land.
The plan was developed from the beginning to recognize, embrace and respect the integrity of the existing cemetery. It currently provides for 192 cremation and 414 full size casket internment gravesites.
A contemporary modern renovation of the house at the Quinn-Kratzer Residence was completed the Summer of 2013. To match with this style we looked to add modern elements to both the form and structure of the garden. A unique approach to the design was needed as the house was set to the back of the property and the “front yard” made up the largest portion of the useable space.
The north end of the yard melds with the modern style of the house. Horizontal board-form seat walls enclose an area of grey crusher fines, providing an area for seating and for play for the children.
Exiting this area to the south is a series of rectilinear poured-in-place concrete pavers that mesh into the turfgrass lawn allowing the turfgrass to work between the joints of each paver. This pathway works its way to the front entrance gate where a horizontal slat wood fence runs the full length of the street frontage.
The main entry is made up of a steel gate and pylon with modern security features incorporated into the pylon to allow the owner to view visitors to the property. The southeast corner of the property was design with a sunken shade structure to provide storage for bikes and trash receptacles. A steel gate at this location allows access to the street by the homeowner to put out the receptacles on trash day.