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TAG: Project Portfolio

Project Portfolio: Bay views

June 18, 2013By

Incorporate outdoor living space and provide more opportunities to showcase the views of the Bay. This San Francisco Bay property was at one time part of a larger estate with some historical significance. The landscape project began midway through a major renovation to the primary residence, which itself was added years before with a more modern, contemporary design than its... read more

Project Portfolio: Shopping in style

May 6, 2013By

Keeping an upscale shopping center’s surroundings looking radiant regardless of the weather and other challenges. The client’s intent was to create an upscale, family-oriented shopping center. To achieve that goal, the firm sought a lot of landscape color on the property. However, the existing conditions presented plenty of challenges—including a lack of irrigation; pollution elements from the nearby toll way... read more

February 2013 Web Extra: Bonus Project Portfolio pictures

February 27, 2013By

In the February issue’s Project Portfolio section, we featured a functional, Old World-inspired residential landscape from Olney, Md.-based Botanical Decorators. Here are a few more images of the award-winning project.                                     read more

Project Portfolio: Friendly, and eco-friendly, too

August 15, 2012By

The Mission Maintain, in an environmentally sustainable way, a traditionally cultural open space for this restaurant’s customers—and the public. The Beach House Restaurant on Kauai, Hawaii, has faced many challenges over the past three decades, including restoring the entire property after two separate hurricanes (Iwa, in 1982, and Iniki 10 years later) wiped out the restaurant and covered the remaining... read more

Project Portfolio: Concrete ideas

June 11, 2012By

Create a series of linked site enhancements, respecting the home’s modernist architecture. “This project is a complete redesign of the entire 1.3-acre property to frame the 1950s architecture, provide dynamic usable exterior space, integrate a pool, and mitigate erosion stemming from a poor cut/fill balance when the home was originally constructed,” notes Scott Frampton, CFO and project estimator manager for... read more

Project Portfolio: Building Community

April 11, 2012By

Provide beautiful, meditative and functional outdoor spaces to help a community center better serve its members. As one of nearly 100 subcontractors on this $33 million project, the DeSantis Landscape team was continually faced with coordination, scheduling and logistics challenges. But as President Dean DeSantis notes, “We are proud to say that we have become the general contractor’s landscape contractor... read more