This flythrough gives a glimpse of the nearly completed Union Flats, a high density residential project in Union City. APDW designed the central courtyard as a place for residents to dine, entertain and relax. Vine-covered outdoor dining room… Greenroof on the yoga studio… check out the video!
Alameda Point – Waterfront Park Container Village Flythrough
This flythrough is a sneak-peek at the latest design concept for Alameda Point Site A’s Waterfront Park. The featured “Container Village” provides a more enclosed and sheltered space for events and dining, but still opens up to face the incredible waterfront view to the West.
Canon Barcus Community House Flythrough
This flythrough provides a view into the conceptual design for Canon Barcus Community House’s lower courtyard. The space is meant to be fun and graphic, and to be a unique gathering place for residents and employees of the House. There is an amphitheater, cafe tables for employees to have lunch, an opportunity for a mural wall by a local artist, and drought tolerant planting.
Parcel D Roof Garden Flythrough
This flythrough of Parcel D helps to give a sense of the designed space of the Roof Garden. While the focal point is the pool area, the surrounding spaces are equally enjoyable to inhabit, and the whole space is framed by lush, drought tolerant planting.
Alameda Point – Waterfront Park Flythrough
This flythrough represents a snapshot in the design process for Alameda Point’s Waterfront Park. The design has undergone some changes, but the character remains the same. The space is meant to be largely open and responsive to the fantastic views of the Bay, while providing smaller spaces for picnicking and relaxing. The Promenade is a key feature, a long walk at the water’s edge with seating areas and views back to the planted terraces.
Alameda Point – Seaplane Lagoon Dedication
On Saturday, July 23, 2016 the public joined the City of Alameda in celebrating the second phase of land conveyed from the Navy by paddling kayaks around Seaplane Lagoon, joining a walking tour to learn about future development plans and just taking in the beautiful waterfront scenery. APDW’s video team put together this film of the day in order to preserve a record of the existing conditions of the site of the new Waterfront Park.
ASLA NCC Sketch Crawl
On an unusually rainy Saturday in May a group of intrepid urban sketchers met in Washington Square, umbrellas and sketchbooks in hand, to participate in an afternoon of on location sketching and café hopping. Led by drawing champions Chip Sullivan and Jim Richards with a little assist from myself, April Philips, the group explored the treasures and iconic places of this charming San Francisco neighborhood. This is the video record of that unique experience.
Designing Urban Agriculture: Land8 Webinar
Here you will find a copy of April’s Land8 webinar on the topic of urban agriculture and her book Designing Urban Agriculture. In this webinar she presents her urban ag process, the benefits of productive landscapes, and highlights case studies from the APDW studio and from around the world.
2010 ASLA Fellow Profiles
April Philips was nominated in the Works Category by the California Northern Chapter. Her portfolio showcases public landscapes, urban development, green roofs, residential communities, affordable housing, schools, and private gardens. Her designs blend her skills in illustration and sustainability. The clip also includes James Richards, a colleague and fellow drawing aficionado of April.