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Plant of the Moment – Lomondra longifolia ‘Breeze’

October 4, 2019

Do you need a gorgeous filler plant that performs well in a wide range of conditions? Get to know Lomandra longifolia ‘Breeze’. This perennial grass known as Dwarf Mat Rush is a trustworthy plant that performs wondrously in most soil conditions. It has become one of our studio’s favorite plants, which is artfully incorporated into…

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…

APDW joins California Green Business Network

August 2, 2019

APDW is now a certified California Green Business. This means that our studio environment complies with the environmental regulations in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality. We believe that our daily habits and decisions such as using LED light fixtures, recycled papers and ink, non-toxic cleaners, compost bins might be…

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…