Building healthy communities through a naturalistic planting approach, reminiscent of natural ecologies, aimed at introducing wildlife into the garden.

Site

Private Parks - Irvine, CA

Installed

2014-2015

Team

with BrightView Design Group

While employed with BrightView Design Group (formerly ValleyCrest Design Group), Stephen lead a collaborative effort designing planting for both Private and Public Parks that took a more naturalistic approach reminiscent of nearby natural ecology's. 

 

SITE

Office - Playa Vista, CA

INSTALLED

2015

TEAM

with BrightView Design Group

While employed with BrightView Design Group (formerly ValleyCrest Design Group), Stephen lead a collaborative effort designing planting for a commercial office environment that took both a naturalistic and playful approach reminiscent of nearby natural and contrived ecologies. Planting was designed around uses and the intended functionality of the space, e.g., grasses that soften the buildings footprint while providing a kinetic and soft-like texture appropriate for small gathering spaces.

 

SITE

Residence - Pasadena, CA

TEAM

CRAFT (formerly Craft and Cultivate)

INSTALLED

Completed 2017

At this Pasadena residence the goal was to provide the client with places to relax, entertain, and enjoy nature through an ecologically sustainable lens. Small decomposed granite patios were installed, connected via small garden paths. The feature of the landscape, a natural-like arroyo, allows for greater stormwater infiltration and emphasizes the majestic coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia) in the southeast corner of the garden. Native plants, like coyote brush (Baccharis pillularis 'Pigeon Point'), Ceanothus 'Ray Hartman', silver bush lupine, and blue grama grass weave their way through the garden encouraging local wildlife to take refuge here. 

 

SITE

Residence - Pasadena, CA

INSTALLED

Completed 2017

TEAM

CRAFT (formerly Craft and Cultivate)

This Pasadena parkway was transformed from a water thirsty lawn to a vibrant, habitat friendly, garden; complete with California native and adaptive shrubs and perennials. Look out for lizards here - the boulders are great for basking in the sun.

 

SITE

Residence - Glendale

INSTALLED

Completed 2017

TEAM

CRAFT (formerly Craft and Cultivate)