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Marin Gateway

March 8, 2017

APDW’s renovation of the Marin Gateway Shopping Center has officially opened! Marin Gateway is a community with strong roots in its location on the San Francisco Bay and its southern Marin maritime heritage. The palette of materials, colors, plants, and forms are drawn from the coastal waterfront location and unite the project’s elements. The project’s location…

(sub)Urban Agriculture

July 12, 2016

Since April Philips and her design staff would love to transform the entire world into an edible landscape Garden of Eden, we were thrilled when a homeowner contacted us about transforming his family’s home into an urban homestead.  It’s true that most of our work is larger in scale, but due to the owner’s knowledge and…

Mission YMCA Edible Garden wins ASLA NCC Award

May 5, 2016

APDW’s Mission YMCA Edible Garden won a Merit Award in General Design from the Northern California Chapter of the ASLA in 2016. Congratulations APDW Team! We’d like to thank the YMCA, JKT Associates and Zynga.org for realizing this terrific garden. The Mission YMCA edible garden, located in San Francisco CA, is the product of six…

A Walk in the Woods

April 5, 2016

Yesterday our office went for a field trip to Muir Woods together. What better way to kick off World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2016) than a morning at one of the Bay Area’s most beloved natural monuments. Here are some images from the walk! A big thank you to Brian Aviles, NPS Chief of Planning and Mia Monroe, NPS for leading…

The Nest – Palo Alto

March 11, 2016

The Nest is a recently opened luxury hotel located in Palo Alto, CA, for which April Philips Design Works was the landscape architect. The intent of the landscape design for the hotel was to create an intimate “Haven” for guests. The general aesthetic intent was modern Mediterranean. Accent furniture is weathered wood and paving is light-colored stone…

Washington State University – Food Stories: Designer as Change Agent

February 3, 2016

April Philips will be sharing her knowledge of urban agriculture with the young minds of Washington State University this Tuesday, February 16th at the school of design + construction lecture series. Designing urban agriculture provides designers a key role in expanding the dialogue on the ways to invite food back into the city as an integral part…

Alameda Point Waterfront Park

January 25, 2016

April Philips Design Works was recently featured in a press release regarding their work in Alameda. The Alameda Sun published an article announcing the public workshops proposed for the waterfront park and Site A development. APDW is thrilled to be part of the team for the first development at Alameda Point – Site A, at…