Category Archives: Residential

Our Palms Have Arrived!

July 6, 2018

Beautiful Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) arrived at our Union Flats project site in Union City, CA. These large palms will provide instant visual impact and shade to the adjacent promenade. Being able to procure matching palms at this size can be challenging and costly. We were glad the team was able to obtain…

The Redwoods – Benefits of a Therapeutic Garden

September 13, 2017

We are very excited that The Redwoods, a senior living community in Mill Valley, California is nearing completion. For the past seven years, APDW has been creating and administering a new landscape design for their campus-wide renovation project. The Redwoods has provided a comfortable, beautiful, and friendly living environment for Marin County senior citizens for…

The Redwoods, a therapeutic landscape for seniors

February 11, 2014

For the past two years, APDW has been working on a new landscape design for the Redwoods, a senior living community in Mill Valley, California. Opening its doors in 1972, the Redwoods has provided a comfortable, beautiful, and friendly living environment for Marin County senior citizens for over 40 years. The 15-building campus sits in…

Restoration Hardware for Residential Design

February 28, 2013

In seeking furniture suitable for one of our projects – a tudor style house set in the rolling golden hills of Santa Clara County, we found the perfect pieces at Restoration Hardware. Their tome of a catalog is always filled with high design that meets retro fun, a mix that we considered ideal for this particular residence. The landscape design provides…

Residential green wall: a living art element

December 10, 2012

An avid entertainer wanted a better space to accommodate gatherings and spur conversation.  Amongst the new elements the green wall emerged as the focal point, providing both spatial definition and  a highly concentrated planting articulated as an art piece. A stone panel fountain and shower are framed by lush foliage of bright colors and varied textures, creating…