Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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The Lifescapes International design team was tasked with the responsibility of providing residents with a lushly landscaped and sustainably sensitive garden setting. The team strategically implemented plants that adapted to the Southern California region and that required lower water usage. The design team chose a variety of shrubs and signature plant materials that provide a canopy of shade, colorful flora and drought-sensitive plant materials throughout the property. In addition to this, the design team worked closely with Schmidt Design Group to implement a water efficient irrigation system that maintains a lush, bountiful and environmentally sustainable contemporary garden environment. With ample open space, trails, parks and public space dedicated to over one-third of the overall Civita community, Circa 37 has become the ideal place for an active lifestyle that also supports sustainable, "green" living. The design also incorporated a rose courtyard "stroll garden," complete with vine arbors over the walkways that add shade along with a touch of greenery. The palm trees that are sprinkled throughout the property provide shaded areas for guests to relax and socialize. The pool and recreation area provides residents with a resort-like atmosphere Top, Left: The complex's Jr. Olympic-sized pool offers residents the luxury of maintaining their fitness regimes in a high-quality amenity that is not available to the public. The spa, backed by a mosaic-style wall contrasts the intensity of the pool, allowing athletes to unwind after a workout and professionals to relax after a hard day at work. PHOTO: HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHIC Bottom, Left: Residents of Circa 37 can utilize the outdoor kitchen while surrounded by lush greenery and shaded by the pergolas that demarcate the area. PHOTO: HARRISON PHOTOGRAPHIC 56 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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