Category Archives: Culture

Sore but Triumphant!

October 26, 2018

Can you believe it? We raised $170,926 in the fight against cancer, AIDS/HIV and diabetes last Friday! Bike to Hope was a “sore-ing” success. Our Alameda Point Partners Team came in 3rd place for fundraising and we were all so happy to ride for this cause. City of Hope put on a wonderful event that concluded…

Bikes are the Kryptonite of Cancer

October 16, 2018

At APDW we love bikes. We specifically design for bicycles to maneuver and settle in our landscapes. We applaud bikes as a clean form of transportation that connects people to the urban realm. We also believe bikes are a critical ingredient to the overall health of communities.This week we are taking our dedication to bikes…

Going Once!…Going twice!…SOLD at the TCLF Silent Auction

October 12, 2018

Get your bidding paddles ready to be the proud owner of an April Philips original artwork. We are honored to announce April’s invitation to contribute to The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s fourteenth annual silent auction of the ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The auction features one-of-a-kind works by noted landscape architects, artists, photographers,…

Getting Dirty with Kornegay & Landscape Forms

October 4, 2018

Earlier this week APDW’s very own Erika Mayer traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona to learn about the top-secret recipe for those beautiful Kornegay pots. You won’t believe what’s in the mix! As part of the 2018 Landscape Forms Design Advisory board, Erika, along with Paul Kissinger of EDSA and Todd Kohli of JJR Smith Group, had…

We are GLADIATORS FOR CHANGE!

September 21, 2018

Last week the Paris Accord came to San Francisco. The Bay Area erupted in excitement as some of the greatest minds came together to strategize on how to save Mother Earth.  The Global Climate Action Summit 2018 was a wonderful opportunity to bring climate action to the forefront of everyday conversation. So often it is…

Future Landscape Architects Visit APDW

August 31, 2018

APDW is excited to welcome Louisiana State University landscape architecture class of 2021 joined by Studio 5 to our studio! A Louisiana native and LSU alum herself, April shared some of the projects we are working on as well as discussing our design philosophy of systems thinking and integrated resiliency. We were able to share…

“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 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…