Category Archives: Sustainable landscapes

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…

Are Autonomous Robots Taking Over the Garden?

April 15, 2019

APDW was happy to host Professor Corry Gallo from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University (MSU) as he tours the United States studying urban agriculture. April and Corry shared experiences on the implementation and impact of urban farms and discussed several of the case studies from April’s book – Designing Urban Agriculture. Professor Gallo was…

Unveiling Elan Mountain View

February 8, 2019

We are thrilled to announce the official grand opening of the Elan Mountain View this coming Wednesday, 02/13/2019! It’s been a pleasure working with the Greystar team and Seidel Architects in creating a new gateway project for urban living just steps from downtown Mountain View. The mixed-use project represents a conversation of nature and innovation….

Breaking Ground on a Ground Breaking Design at SFSU

February 1, 2019

Cranes and construction fences have popped up at the corner of Valera and Holloway Avenue near SFSU where the new Holloway Avenue Student Housing and Mixed Use Building broke ground, December 3, 2018. APDW has been working with Gould Evans Architecture on a new landscape and building that “stitches” together the surrounding neighborhood with the existing…

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…