Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2017

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70 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Lifescapes International, an internationally recognized landscape architecture firm, completed the landscape design for Nineteen01, a four-story, 264-unit, luxury apartment community in Santa Ana, Calif. The apartment community was developed by Lyon Living, a Newport Beach-based commercial real estate investment and development firm that specializes in multifamily communities. Lifescapes began designing the landscape in the fall of 2013, construction of the apartment complex started in late 2014, and the facility opened in August 2016. "Nineteen01 reimagines and redefines what apartment living means in Orange County," says Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, president of the landscape architecture firm. "Our vision was to create a resort-style flair that combined intimate and dynamic spaces that would deliver a true live-work-play environment that residents are demanding." The apartment complex is an ultra-plush, ultra-modern facility, complete with a resort- style pool and spa, recreation deck, private cabanas, a central courtyard, outdoor seating areas and gardens. It also has a luxurious clubhouse with high-speed Wi-Fi, large flat screen TVs, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, lounge seating with convertible communal spaces, and a gourmet demonstration kitchen, among many other amenities. The landscape design firm wanted to create numerous intimate comfortable spaces that are lavishly "people focused," while remaining sensitive and respectful to the owner's concerns about the budget, maintenance and long-term durability. "Today's younger millennial generation is seeking environments that are more than just a place to live, which is exactly what we were able to deliver with the landscape of this project," the head of the landscape architecture firm said. "We infused the design with youthful energy creating numerous intimate gathering spaces surrounded by lush, Project Team: Owner: Lyon Living Contractor, pool deck: Slater Builders Inc. Contractor, ground level: Lyon Living Water feature contractor: Aquatic Technologies Interiors: L.B. Muller Design Lifescapes' Personnel: Mike Meyers, project director; Fernando Ortiz, project manager; Roger Voettiner, vice president of design/horticulture. Building Architects: Coe Architecture International (design); Danielian Associates (executive)

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