Category Archives: Inspiration

Climate Positive Design – APDW’s commitment for a better tomorrow

November 25, 2020

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? We’ve read about the raging fires, melting ice caps, rising seas, hurricanes, droughts and record increase in temperatures. We’ve started to educate ourselves on the the climate crisis. We’ve adopted electric cars, recycled and biodegradable products, and urban gardens – but even so, our built…

Victory Gardens are back thanks to COVID-19!

June 19, 2020

What do you do when you are stuck at home because of Sheltering in Place? The stores are closed, and you cannot go out for meals. How about growing your OWN food? In an effort to slow COVID-19 most households stayed home, and one of the key concerns was the anxiety over food. However, instead of…

Climate Strike: San Rafael Activists on the Streets

September 20, 2019

Today, thousands of young protesters were out in the streets to alert the severity of climate change to send a strong message to global leaders headed to the U.N. Climate Action Summit, which begins tomorrow. We were very inspired and pleased to meet and hear the passionate young voices demanding rights for immediate action, right…

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…

Have You Ever Wondered?

September 29, 2018

Have you ever wondered how these are all connected? They’re all part of SITESv2 Materials Credits! Come join April Philips, Hunter Beckham, and Meg Calkins at the 2018 ASLA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to find out more. SITES Materials Credits for Project Life Cycle: Deconstruction, Reuse, Specification, & Maintenance SAT-A11 October 20th  11 am- 12:30 pm Room 122


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…