Category Archives: Project Portfolio

Riverfront Revitalization

The newly improved Smothers Park in Owensboro, Ky., designed by EDSA. Photo Courtesy of EDSA

PROJECT: Smothers Park LOCATION: Owensboro, Ky. ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS: EDSA, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. AMENITIES: Smothers Park is the city’s newest open space on the Ohio River and includes an interactive children’s playground and outdoor museum; one of the nation’s largest, fully accessible playgrounds; a permanent home for the Shelton Memorial, Owensboro’s tribute to the men and women of the armed forces; two major water features and a riverfront promenade with numerous opportunities for special events, seating areas and places to enjoy the … Continue reading

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Grand Scale

This restored historic fountain is a centerpiece of Los Angeles' Grand Park. Photo Courtesy Of The Music Center

PROJECT: Grand Park LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. ARCHITECTS/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS/FURNITURE DESIGNERS: Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles, Calif. SIGNAGE DESIGNERS: Sussman/Prejza, Los Angeles, Calif. AMENITIES: Located in downtown Los Angeles, the new Grand Park offers a green respite for workers and users of the adjacent government buildings, as well as for tourists and residents. Dubbed “The Park for Everyone,” the 12-acre plan features a global pageant of plants that pays tribute to LA’s diverse population. Intermingled with native plantings, species from … Continue reading

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Blending In

A California vineyard gets an outdoor-living upgrade. Courtesy Of Fredell Enterprises

Project Portfolio  The Specs: Location: A residential vineyard in Santa Ynez, Calif. Landscape Architects: William Joyce Design, San Diego, Calif. Landscape Contractor: Down To Earth Landscape, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif. General Contractor: Chavez Construction Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif. Mason: Sean Wooley, San Francisco, Calif. Amenities: The design and construction of this project took six months and includes a new gravel driveway with stone path entry, an olive orchard with winding pathway leading guests to a reservoir, an outdoor wood BBQ … Continue reading

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Living Laboratory

The North Campus at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Photo Courtesy Mia Lehrer + Associates

The Specs Location: The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County North Campus Designer: Mia Lehrer + Associates Amenities: North Campus will serve as the new front yard of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The 3.5-acre urban nature experience is opening in segments and is slated to be complete in 2013, as the museum celebrates its centennial. North Campus is the first outdoor expression of the museum’s master plan, calling for interactive exhibits of butterfly, bird, bug, … Continue reading

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Kitchen Portfolio: Valders Stone & Marble

Kitchen Portfolio: Valders Stone & Marble

Located in Oak Brook, Ill., this 1,400-square foot outdoor kitchen was completed in 2010 by David A. Schulz Architects. Stone cost was $88,000. Kitchen highlights include stone cabinetry, paving, coping, fireplace, and stairs. Valders Dovewhite Limestone with a Sandblast Finish was used. Eden Stone Company and Valders Stone & Marble are quarriers and fabricators of Type III, High-Density Dolomitic Limestone. Per ASTM testing standards, Type III represents the highest performance characteristics of a limestone material. Our capabilities and expertise allow … Continue reading

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