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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. 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…

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: bit.ly/LosAngelesTraining #LeadOnClimate

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…

“An Afternoon” with Piet Oudolf

July 13, 2018

Our APDW studio doesn’t always go to the movies together, but when we do we see fantastic films about gorgeous gardens, amazing artists and thoughtful documentaries. Last week we were lucky to attend a screening of Five Seasons: The Garden of Piet Oudolf, directed by Thomas Piper. The film captures the intentional seasonal beauty of Piet…