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Coming Soon: The Union Flats!

June 30, 2017

APDW is very excited to announce that our project, The Union Flats in Union City, CA is on track to be completed in September of 2017! This project was a collaboration between APDW and David Baker Architects, to design a 243 unit mixed use housing complex right across from Union City’s intermodal transit hub. The project…

Ecology with a Silver Lining

May 4, 2017

Nestled among old growth Redwoods, AutoCamp Russian River offers a spectacular respite near banks of the Russian River in Guerneville, California. The boutique “glamping” accommodations of shiny silver Airstreams or canvas tents provide Bay Area city dwellers with an easy getaway, complete with full immersion into nature. APDW collaborated with Mesa Lane Partners and Dan Weber…

APDW Project Featured in “Your Land” Publication

April 4, 2017

April is the World Landscape Architecture Month and we are happy to celebrate it with this publication on Vegetable Gardens! #WLAM2017 #thisislandscapearchitecture  Check out this new article about APDW’s project, published by Your Land… Your Land is a one-time publication produced by  Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) to introduce the profession of landscape architecture to students from grade school…

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…