Category Archives: Leadership

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…

APDW Stand With Greta

August 20, 2019

We, APDW, #StandWithGreta and pledge to 1. support those who wish to participate in the Climate Strike on September 20 2. encourage our firm members to be Citizen Architects 3. share our pledge with our clients, consultants, and suppliers On August 20, 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg walked out of her Stockholm school and stood in…

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…

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…

Rise for Climate March

September 7, 2018

People are coming together all over the world this Saturday, September 8th for the Rise for Climate March to show leaders we want to save the climate we all depend on. Join us this weekend in downtown San Francisco or a city near you for a global day of action as we march for our…

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…

Landscape Architects Off to Change the World!

August 25, 2018

April and Gary are preparing for their Climate Reality Leadership Training and will be off to Los Angeles on this new adventure early next week. Stay tuned to hear more on what they learned and how we can work together in the future to enact change. #LeadOnClimate @ClimateReality @AlGore

APDW is Taking the First Step in Changing the World

August 4, 2018

April and Gary are excited to announce that they have been selected to join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps and participate in leadership training hosted by @AlGore August 28-30, 2018 in Los Angeles. Learn more: #LeadOnClimate