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“An Afternoon” with Piet Oudolf

July 13, 2018

Our APDW studio doesn’t always go to the movies together, but when we do we see fantastic films about gorgeous gardens, amazing artists and thoughtful documentaries. Last week we were lucky to attend a screening of Five Seasons: The Garden of Piet Oudolf, directed by Thomas Piper. The film captures the intentional seasonal beauty of Piet…

Our Palms Have Arrived!

July 6, 2018

Beautiful Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) arrived at our Union Flats project site in Union City, CA. These large palms will provide instant visual impact and shade to the adjacent promenade. Being able to procure matching palms at this size can be challenging and costly. We were glad the team was able to obtain…

Our Life at APDW

June 29, 2018

Our APDW team values spending time together. And together, we communicate our perspectives, ideas, and knowledge in various ways to embrace the diverse backgrounds and experiences. Every Friday morning, we celebrate the end of the week with freshly made Johnny Doughnuts. #JohnnyDoughnuts. Sharing the good stuff.Our Chalkboard is our active Q&A board where we share opinions on…

Happy Summer Solstice

June 21, 2018

  The further you are towards the north pole, the longer daytime you have today, so be aware and experience the year’s longest day, shortest noontime shadow, and latest sunset. Typically, in UK, people gather around Stonehenge to watch the sun rise above the heel stone. The purpose of Stonehenge still remains unresolved but one…

Site Visit to Point Bonita YMCA

June 13, 2018

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the Point Bonita YMCA site to take some as-built measurements as they implement our vision plan.  With staggering views of the Pacific and Rodeo Beach below, the approach is to transform the site into one that continues to inspire through nature and facilitates outdoor learning for local youth and families.Concept…

Castro Street Project Update!

June 1, 2018

Updates from our Castro street mixed use project that is currently underway. Located on the corner of Castro Street and El Camino Real in the Mountain View downtown corridor, the project envisions a public plaza at the corner that serves the public, the adjacent neighborhood, and the tenants of the mixed use development. The public…

The Designer as Change Agent

January 19, 2018

Join April at the TOM TOM FOUNDERS SUMMIT April will be on a panel to discuss “Innovations in Urban Agriculture” and creating local food economies. Tom Tom Founder’s Festival is a summit uniting entrepreneurs, innovators, executives and investors shaping the future of industry in small cities. Click here for to learn more about the TOM TOM…