Category Archives: Sustainable landscapes

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

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. bit.ly/LosAngelesTraining #LeadOnClimate @ClimateReality @AlGore

Compost: the Secret Sauce

August 17, 2018

Compost is not just recycled clippings, it’ more. It has become the go to panacea for landscapes. It is an organic amendment you add to provide nutrients to plants. In fact, compost provides a wide range of unexpected solutions for designers. Have percolation issues? Add compost. Need to increase water holding capacity of soils? Add…

Adaptive Reuse is a Game Changer for Sustainable Development

August 11, 2018

If you are working towards a LEED certification for your project, have you thought about SITES? SITESv2 and LEEDv4 have more synergies in common than you might think. Much of the work that counts towards LEED can also help your project become SITES certified especially when it comes to designing for lifecycle aspects. There are…

Marin by the Sea

August 1, 2018

Sea level is not a fixed point. Imagine, that you were asked to define a typical day. Most people would respond with the two extremes, sunrise and sunset. But what if you lived by the sea? Sea level behaves like a typical day, it has a range. There are low tides and high tides, which…

The Designer as Change Agent

January 19, 2018

Join April at the TOM TOM FOUNDERS SUMMIT April will be on a panel to discuss “Innovations in Urban Agriculture” and creating local food economies. Tom Tom Founder’s Festival is a summit uniting entrepreneurs, innovators, executives and investors shaping the future of industry in small cities. Click here for to learn more about the TOM TOM…