Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2017

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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January 2017 71 tropical trees to create a destination-like look and feel to the community. This overall design instantly makes residents feel like they've been transported to a destination resort." The landscape architecture firm has spearheaded many iconic landscapes that are recognized as trendsetters in the industry, including mixed-use developments, resorts and hotels, casinos, residential communities and retail/ lifestyle centers. Some of its notable projects include the Fillmore Center in San Francisco; The Marke apartment community in Santa Ana (another Lyon Living destination community); Trumark Urban's TEN50 downtown Los Angeles project; Wynn Las Vegas; Red Rock Resort Spa & Casino; The Americana at Brand in Glendale; Fontainebleau Miami Beach; the West Zhujiajian mixed use residential/resort project in China; the Four Seasons Macau; among many others. Top left: The apartment complex boasts a resort-style pool and spa, recreation deck and private poolside cabanas. Top: 'Palazzo' pavers (Acker-Stone) in subtle shades and varying sizes (6" x 6", 1' x 2' and 2' x 2') create an eye pleasing courtyard hardscape, bordered by artificial turf and interspersed with 'Cardiff' and 'Prism' pottery (Old Town Fiberglass). Middle: "Plants were grouped together based on water needs and efficiencies in order to maximize water savings," explained Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, president of Lifescapes International. More than 70 plants decorate the complex. The dominant shrubs are Asian Jasmine, Carpet geranium, Golden Variegated sweet flags and Green Carpet natal plums. Right: The "Las Olas" ('waves' in Spanish) sculpture in front of the complex is stainless steel. Matt Devine is the artist, and Betsy Lane was the artist consultant.

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