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(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…

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…

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…

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…

Women in Landscape Architecture

December 14, 2015

April Philips Design Works was featured in the October issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News Click here for Article . Selected as one of the top twelve women in Landscape Architecture, April was interviewed to empower women in Landscape Architecture. April Philips is the owner of APDW which was founded in 1998. The firm…

ASLA NCC Design Merit Award

December 10, 2015

  In addition to the American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter’s honor Award, April Philips Design Works was awarded the 2015 Design Merit Award for their work at VF Outdoor. The corporate campus design was a 15 acre project for industry leading brands such as; The North Face, JanSport and lucy. The facility…