Big Picture

Big Picture: Center of attention

August 23, 2018By
Brickell City Centre pool (Photo: ArquitectonicaGEO)

Location: Miami Company: Greensleeves Brickell City Centre transformed a nine-acre tract into an entertainment and shopping district in the heart of Brickell, the main financial district of Miami. The developer sought to incorporate the concept of biophilia in the design, with natural ventilation and native landscaping. The Gold-LEED-certified $1.5-billion, 5-million-square-foot project opened in phases over four years. The 40-story East... read more

Big Picture: Southern Revival

July 18, 2018By
Entryway and fountain (Photo by Dan DeGrush/Lifescape Colorado)

Location: Denver Company:Lifescape Colorado Maintaining the style of this 1920s home and finding materials to blend with its architecture was a must for this project. The client’s wish list included a dining patio with a fireplace and pergola; a full outdoor kitchen; a spa; removing the tree hedge along the back of the property, while still screening the parking area;... read more

Big Picture: Entertaining in the great outdoors

July 13, 2018By
Backyard active and passive recreation at a Pellettieri Associates project in Amherst, N.H. Photo: Jeff Dachowski, Dachowski Photography

Location: Amherst, N.H. Company: Pellettieri Associates The design intent was to create a series of outdoor multipurpose rooms on the property, located on a northern slope in a densely wooded area. As such, the house lot was quite dark and received a substantial amount of groundwater/runoff. Due to poor soil conditions, the potential locations for a leach field were limited,... read more

Big Picture: Clean and classic

June 1, 2018By
A Southern Botanical project in Highland Park, Texas. Photo: James Wilson

Location: Highland Park, Texas Company: Southern Botanical This residence was built in 2001 and hadn’t been updated since. The clients took on a renovation project of the house’s interior, the pool terrace and the landscaping, and they also looked to expand the rear garden for entertaining and build a double-entry drive in the front of the home. For the landscaping,... read more

Big Picture: Healing Haven

April 16, 2018By
pond with landscape. Photo: Matrix Productions

Location: Lynchburg, Va. Company: Southern Landscape Group The client, Pearson Regional Cancer Center, wanted to create a garden where patients receiving cancer treatments could go for relaxation and therapy. The healing garden also would include a vegetable garden with raised beds for growing and harvesting organic and pesticide-free vegetables for patients receiving treatment at the center. The team from Southern... read more

Big Picture: Lake Life

March 19, 2018By
Photos: Sandy DeFoe

Location: Weatherby Lake, Mo. Company: Embassy Landscape Group The clients’ intent for the project was to build access to their boat dock and the lake, create a lakeside gathering place and repurpose a rock pile left over from their home construction. The final design used natural stone for the steps down to the water—an easier installation than forming and pouring... read more