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UCSD The GRK Fraternity Housing Feasibility Study

landLAB collaborated with Kevin deFreitas Architect on a feasibility study for an on campus fraternity neighborhood for the UC San Diego Campus. The project incorporated a large sunken central open space wrapped with Fraternity houses with a large open event lawn, BBQ terrace, and storm water garden.

education, masterplan

UCSD Ridgewalk Market & Cafe

landLAB collaborated with Alfredo Azaria Architects, and UCSD Housing and Dining on in the Thurgood Marshall neighborhood at the University of California, San Diego. The facility is located along “Ridgewalk,” the major north south pedestrian spine in the North campus of UCSD, and is surrounded by both student housing and academic buildings. The project features outdoor dining terraces that have been integrated into the sloping site allowing access to an existing open lawn area, providing areas for social interaction, dining and relaxation in the beautiful San Diego climate.

education, higher education

SIO Scripps Research Support Facilities

landLAB collaborated with Architects Roseling Nakamura Terada on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Research Support Facilities at University of California San Diego aka ‘Seaweed Canyon’ an existing, functioning research, staging and storage facility tucked away in a deep canyon on the UCSD campus.

institutional, leed

Sharp-Rees Stealy Downtown Wellness Center

The landscape concept for the new Sharp-Rees Wellness Center is duality; duality of soft textures and crisp architectural lines, a historic site progressive health care, of public open spaces and private healing gardens.

design build, health + wellness, leed

Ngwe Saung Beach Resort

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company to create this conceptual design proposal for the Ngwe Saung Beach Resort in the country of Myanmar. In comparison to Clearwater Bay, the vision for the Ngwe resort revolves around the experience of a resort integrated with its jungle surroundings and the natural beauty of the beach site property. The design is comprised of nature trails that access the beach and reveal panoramic views. Relaxing and cozy hillside retreats of modern jungle bungalows take design cues from both the balinese aesthetic as well as the surrounding eco-romanticism of the landscape.

resort

Sempra Energy Downtown Headquarters

landLAB is collaborating with Carrier Johnson on the new Sempra Energy headquarters located prominently in downtown San Diego in the ballpark district.

corporate, leed

St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church

landLAB collaborated with Kevin deFreitas Architects on Saint Bartholomew’s Chapel to replace the historic chapel that tragically burned to the ground in the 2007 Poomahca & Witch Fire’s.

institutional, leed

Camp Vernon Kilpatrick

landLAB teamed with KMD Architects and Balfour Beatty Construction on the Camp Vernon Kilpatrick Replacement Design build Competition. Integrating the facility into the existing native hillside was one of the many design challenges this unique project and program presented. The initial landscape concept drew inspiration from the site’s natural surroundings and a prerequisite to create a restorative environment. The overall landscape design stems from the necessity and the desire to create a sustainable campus. By using sustainable principles as a guide, everything in the landscape has dual purpose. A large perimeter of native shrubs and trees screens the facility while also providing a beneficial natural wildlife corridor. Special vocational features include creating raised vegetable beds or other growing facilities for on-site vegetable and herb production, plant reproduction and site landscape restoration. The Design for Camp Kilpatrick will become the new paradigm for youth correctional facilities.

competition

CSU Northridge G6 Parking Structure

competition, design build, education, higher education

SDSU Tula Conference Center and Tenochca Amenity Building

landLAB along with Gensler and PCL Construction won the SDSU Tula Conference Center and Tenochaca Amenity Building Design Build Competition. The new design re-imagines the exterior another one of San Diego State’s older residence halls as one of the hippest dorms on campus. The refreshed facility will include not only interior upgrades, but also exterior amenities that will meet the demands of today’s students. The exterior design highlights California climate creating a resort feel for student housing. The existing pool area has been refreshed including a new pool deck, outdoor game area, multiple fire pits and lounge seating. The roof of the amenity building deck creates another student hangout space including movie wall, outdoor bbq and kitchen with adjacent dining area The area also includes a full court basketball court, “the beach” that has a sand volley ball court and oversized umbrellas, and a putting green. Sprinled throughout is ample flexible seating for studying or sunbathing, comfortable couches and big cozy chairs to gather in groups around the small fire pits

competition, design build, education, higher education

Imperial Valley County Office of Education Masterplan

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects, and the Imperial County Office of Education on the Campus Master Plan for the new educational campus located in El Centro California. The master plan connects the existing administration facilities with the new campus including pedestrian open space connections, plazas and courtyards.

education, k-12, masterplan

UCSD Parking Lot 405

landLAB was hired by UCSD to design the landscape associated with the reconfigured parking lot 405 adjacent to the new Music Building and existing Student services building in the heart of the UCSD campus. With the closure of Myers loop (Town Square pedestrian plaza), much needed handicapped parking needed to be relocated close by the center of campus. landLAB worked collaborated with Snipes-Dye Civil Engineering to grade the sloping parking lot to both accommodate the amount of required ADA parking, while also capturing and cleansing the parking storm water runoff through planted bioswales.

education, higher education

Brea Place Apartments

landLAB collaborated with Architects Orange, on Hines, latest high end apartment project in downtown Brea California. The new apartment complex comprised of two 5 story mixed use apartment complexes that wrap parking structures integrated into a campus of existing office buildings, adjacent retail and a proposed linear park building with integrated outdoor amenities and four levels.

housing, retail

Montreal Symphony Public Art

landLAB collaborated with artist Noel Harding on a public art competition for the Montreal Symphony. The work consists of three lighting structures that suggest oversized desk lamps. The polished stainless steel lamps contain LED light arrays that are powered by a pole-mounted wind turbine, providing character from afar and within through reflection and light; choreographed by season, weather, light, clouds and night. The lighting structures illuminate a ‘stage’ space for public participation, interaction, and convergence. The installation is balances and complements the scale of adjacent architectural lighting, while creating an immediate psychological enclosure open to the sky with glowing red light, expanding and retreating ever changing. The team was one of five teams shortlisted for this project

competition, public art

CSU San Marcos Clarke Field House Expansion

landLAB with Gensler Architects was selected by CSU San Marcos for the expansion of the Clarke field house basketball arena. The main goal is to expand the basketball facility providing a collegiate atmosphere for students to engage in athletics and develop school pride will help define the spaces and further contribute to creating a strong campus identity.

education, higher education

180 Kent Street Public Art ‘North Shore’

Artist Noel Harding and landLAB were selected as the winning team for a public art commission at 180 Kent Street in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for the private developer Minto.

public art

UCSD Body Donor Memorial

landLAB worked with the UCSD planning department to create a memorial in honor of the lives of the people that donated their body to scientific research.

education, higher education, public art

Riviera Hotel Las Vegas

landLAB and Graham Downes Architecture collaborated on a hotel refresh concept to revitalize the historic Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The design aspires to restore the Riviera Hotel to the iconic resort status that it once had in the mid 1900’s. Outdoor spaces that will be upgraded in the initial phase are the main hotel pool deck, private patio spaces, courtyards, walkways, and entry spaces such as the main lobby and visitor drop-off areas adjacent to Las Vegas Boulevard, also known as, ‘The Strip’. The concept modernizes the mid-century modern design aesthetics of the Riviera through refined geometric landscape features and decorative planting and paving accents that define space and circulation. The pool experience includes creating space for relaxation, places to be seen, and private cabanas. Daybeds are provided for sunning and recovery, poolside pavilions for events and parties, and lounge areas for enjoying a cold beverage on a hot Vegas afternoon.

resort

California State University San Marcos Student Union

landLAB collaborated with Hornberger + Worstell architects and PCL Construction on the new Student Union, which is located prominently in the center of campus at CSUSM.

design build, education, higher education

Breeze Hill Apartments

landLAB collaborated with Carrier Johnson Architects, on a “Palm Springs modern” inspired apartment project in Vista, California. The new apartment complex comprised of a grouping of three story walkup apartments were thoughtfully arranged around a large central open outdoor amenity space with pool and spa/lounge area, BBQ area, sand play area, bocce court and a large multi-use lawn area, as well as pet washing area.

housing

ALOHA at Clearwater Bay Resort Sales Center and Beach Club

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company on the new Beach Club/Sales Center for Clearwater Bay Resort Project on the south coast of Hainan Island, China. The new beach club/sales center sits prominently on the west edge of the property directly on the pristine white sand beach

resort

UCSD Argo Hall

The site improvements to Argo Hall are the final piece of the Revelle College renovation. landLAB has played a large role in the renovation eastern portion of the college with the designs of the adjacent Blake Hall and Revelle Café Projects.

education, higher education

Children’s Workshop

education, k-12

UCSD Voigt Parking Structure

landLAB along with Studio E Architects, IPD and McCarthy Construction won a design build competition for the new Voigt Parking structure at UCSD. The garage features an active and passive roof landscape that has been carefully integrated into the side of a native canyon and is connected at grade to Warren Mall at the heart of the Jacob’s school of Engineering. The landscape design features vignettes of southern Californian landscapes including, coastal sage scrub, native riparian and torrey pine grasslands. All of site and surrounding stormwater is integrated into the structure in a series of flow through planters on the canyon side of the garage, creating an active water feature in a rain event.

competition, design build, education, higher education

Dawes Crossing

. A symbol of community resonance, the installation is identified and linked to it’s cultural ‘past’ thereby enabling community to evolve identity as the perceivable sense of having a ‘location’ of reference. Located on a trade route of significance, ‘Dawes Crossing’ is titled in a parallel evocation as integrating community enabling objectives.

public art

UCSD Douglas Bridge Courtyard

landLAB teamed with Text

education, higher education

Scripps Ranch Technology Park

landLAB collaborated with Carrier Johnson on the masterplan for the Scripps Ranch Technology park located in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood of San Diego. The client wanted to focus the masterplan expansion of the campus on the open space connections and amenities creating a unique campus environment in San Diego.

corporate

UCSD Blake Residence Hall Courtyard

landLAB and Vasquez Marshall Architects collaborated in the design of a new courtyard for the newly renovated Blake Residence Hall at the University of California, San Diego.

education, higher education, leed

Westerly K-8 Elementary School

landLAB collaborated with architects Killefer Flammang on the expansion of the Westerly school a private K-8 elementary school in Long Beach, California. landLAB was involved in the original site planning for the expansion of the school that features sustainable design principals including: on site storm water management featuring bioswales, infiltration areas, and a proposed interpretive wetland utilizing low water use native and adaptive planting. The school expansion will be implemented in two phases, with the first phase including a new art and music building, and the second phase, that adds a new multipurpose gymnasium/auditorium and surface parking lot and drop-off.

education, k-12

UCSD Athena Parking Structure

Studio E Architects + IPD and landLAB teamed up for a design-build competition with McCarthy Construction for a new parking structure at the UCSD campus.

design build, education, higher education

Rady Children’s Hospital & MOB

health + wellness

Green Corridor Urban Wetland

The Green Corridor is a ground breaking initiative for generating a green redevelopment of the International bridge corridor linking Canada to the United Sates in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Green corridor aims to generate local, national and international focus by integrating Public Art, sustainable technologies, and scientific monitoring along the two kilometer multi-lane trade route. Traveling along its 2km length, visitors will experience a new conception of the urban landscape –shifting from a concrete jungle to a “regenerative green zone” where landscape ecology is celebrated. landLAB collaborated with the Green Corridors team on the conceptual design of an interpretive wetland located between The University of Windsor’s Sports Complex and the Assumption Catholic high school in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The project will incorporate native habitat restoration, as well as interpretive outdoor classroom areas and boardwalks that will be linked to other green corridor projects including the adjacent “green bridge”. landLAB will work closely with the City of Windsor to link the project with the City’s bicycle master plan, as well as the University of Windsor proposed pedestrian spine.

public art

SDSU Zura Residence Hall Refresh

landLAB is collaborated with HMC architects and Mallum on the refresh of Zura Residence Hall at San Diego State University.

education, higher education, leed

Birch Aquarium Main Entrance

The entry reconstruction project at Birch Aquarium is a collaboration between the University of California at San Diego and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at Birch Aquarium.

institutional

UCSD East Campus Health Sciences Parking Structure

landLAB collaborated with Pugh + Scarpa Architects/Watry Design and McCarthy Construction, and on the design/build project for the East Campus Health Sciences Parking Structure adjacent to the new Cardiovascular center at Thorton Hospital at UCSD. The team was one of the three finalists in a design build competition for the project. The project vision included storm water retention areas, adjacent restored San Diegan Coastal Sage Scrub habitat, restorative & medicinal gardens, seating and greeting spaces, enhanced pedestrian connections, connection of existing bicycle lane + additional bike storage, 1200 space multi-story parking garage design with anticipated LEED certification.

competition

Qualcomm Pacific Center Corporate Campus

BNIM Architects and landLAB are collaborating on the Qualcomm Pacific Center Campus located in San Diego, California.

corporate, leed

SDSU West Campus Housing Masterplan

landLAb collaborated with Carrier Johnson Architects on the master plan for the West Campus housing at SDSU . The landscape draws inspiration from historic gardens and architecture of the Alhambra. Perched high on a hillside, the patios, terraces and roof deck are oriented to capture views of mountains beyond. Bougainvillea covered arcades direct the user into the main entry points and public dining areas. Series of courtyards pique your interest, and create a variety of spaces for both the public and for residents. A gated pool and large fire pit activate the main dining terrace. A pedestrian bridge and elevator connects the main dining facility to the Canyon Towers and Canyon View Park at the lower level. Centered on the North side of the development, lies grand staircase that provides a direct route from the main dining terrace down to the Canyon Trails (and access road). Along this same access road, small cafe is conveniently located, to grab a quick latte on your way to class, or a sunny place to hang out and meet up with friends.

competition, masterplan

UCSD International Center

landLAB collaborated with Bluemotif architects on the new International Center, which is located prominently on the central campus pedestrian spine “Library walk” at UCSD. The design of the International Center is focused on sustainable site planning and design principals, enhancing pedestrian access to the facility and through the site, while keeping the original character of the facility. The new buildings were carefully sited amongst the existing eucalyptus grove, creating new outdoor spaces that enhance interaction of visitors, students and faculty from the surrounding colleges.

education, higher education

West Campus Pointe Entry

landLAB collaborated with GENSLER on the entry court and signage redesign for the newly renovated Campus Pointe office and research Facility. The team was hired to come up with a creative solution to direct visitors to the front door of the facility as the entered the site through a large surface parking lot. The solution was to provide signage, site lighting and visual clues in the landscape planting to direct visitors to the main entry which was redesigned to have a large, dramatic wall with signage, with bold swaths of textured plant material and rock of varying sizes as a the centerpiece to the drop-off area, providing a dramatic contrast to the simple background plantings in the parking lot.

corporate

Eco Blok Apartments

housing

Sanya Lihe Resort Hotel

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company on the Sanya Lihe Resort Hotel, one of the first projects to be built in the new High Tech Business Park on Yazhou Bay on the west coast of Hainan Island, China.

resort, retail

Monte Vista Wellness and Soccer Park

institutional

Crosswalk Charter School

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects on the new Crosswalk Charter School facility in Hesperia, California. The project is to be constructed in two phases. The site design clusters sport courts and ADA-accessible play areas into age-appropriate zones to promote safety and encourage interaction amongst students. The design includes outdoor classrooms and ‘labs’ for ecological experiential studies such butterfly, vegetable, native planting and rain gardens.

education, k-12

UCSD Rady School of Management Phase II

landLAB collaborated with Ellerbe Becket and HMC Architects on Phase II of the Rady School of Management in the North Campus of UCSD. Phase II improvements enclose the main palm courtyard with a new building including tiered classrooms and a large auditorium terraced into the hillside.

education, higher education, leed

Cal State Fullerton Titan Student Union Expansion

landLAB was on the winning Design Build Team with STEINBERG Architect and PCL Construction for the CSU Fullerton Titan Student Union Expansion.

design build, education, higher education, leed

UCSD 64° Dining Commons

landLAB collaborated with Studio E Architects on a redesign for Revelle Café on the University of California San Diego Campus.

education, higher education, leed

UCSD North Point Entry

landLAB conducted a series of studies for entry signage options to be located at the University of California San Diego north point entry, at the intersection of north torrey pines road and north point entry drive. The solution is comprised of three 6 foot rammed earth walls that mimic the sloping terrain. Signage lettering will be made of corten steel. The walls are positioned to achieve maximum visibility from all sides of the intersection. The planting concept establishes swaths of low-water use and native California plants, succulents, and groundcovers with a backdrop of mature torrey pine trees to provide a naturalized – yet still somewhat formal – landscape character.

education, higher education

Intersect Corporate/Mixed Use Campus

landLAB collaborated with Interior Architects on Hines refresh of an existing 4 building corporate campus in Irvine California. The goal of the proposal is to revitalize and activate un-programmed and unused spaces and update the landscape that consists mainly of unsuitable open lawn areas and with a sustainable and low maintenance landscape and outdoor amenities and spaces.

corporate

Imperial Beach Bikeway Village

The Bikeway Village project is a collaboration between Studio E Architects and landLAB. The project site is situated along a key transition point along the Bayshore Bikeway, and provides an informal entrance to Imperial Beach.

retail

Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility

A multi-disciplinary team consisting of Barnhart Balfour Beatty, KMD Architects, HMC Architects and landLAB landscape architecture and environmental design was selected as the winning team for the San Diego County Women’s Detention Facility Competition in Santee, California. Integrating the facility into the existing community was one of the many design challenges this unique project and program presented.

design build, institutional, leed, masterplan

CSU Dominguez Hills Student Housing PHIII

design build, education, higher education

Alexan 13th + J Luxury Apartments

landLAB collaborated with Joseph Wong Architects, on Trammel Crowes, latest high end apartment project in the east village of downtown San Diego.

housing

9050 Jeronimo Corporate Campus

landLAB collaborated with Interior Architects on Bixby Land Development refresh of an existing building/corporate campus in Irvine California. The goal of the proposal is to revitalize and activate un-programmed and unused spaces and update the landscape that consists mainly of unsuitable open lawn areas and with a sustainable and low maintenance landscape and outdoor amenities and spaces.

corporate

Elevated Wetlands

Neil Hadley collaborated with Artist Noel Harding on the “elevated wetlands” public art project in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

public art

Cal Poly Pomona Student Housing

landLAB teamed with Steinberg Architects and PCL Construction on the Cal Poly Pomona Student Housing Design Build Competition. The landscape concept for the new student housing village is connection and community. Creating an attractive, fun, safe and healthy neighborhood and home for students and their families. The landscape strives to increase opportunities for social interaction and collaboration, places to study, hang out or play. While the proposed landscape is cohesive in character, smaller zones within the larger development provide a variety of different spaces for the residents.

competition, masterplan

The Sanya Lihe International Center Hotel

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company on The Sanya Lihe International Center 5 star Hotel and residential tower that was designed to bring together a market tailored program mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment to offer a collection of venues unique to the properties in the Sanya Resort region.

resort

UCSD Social Sciences Courtyard

landLAB was hired by the University of California, San Diego to re-design the main pedestrian entry to the facility off of Ridgewalk, and two courtyards at the existing Social Sciences facility located in the north part of the UCSD campus. Design charrettes with the Urban Studies students and Social Sciences faculty facilitated design direction and programming for the outdoor spaces.

education, higher education

India + Beech Luxury Apartments

landLAB collaborated with Carrier Johnson Architects, on Forge land company’s, latest high end apartment project in Little Italy, San Diego. The new apartment complex comprised 26 story tower with integrated outdoor amenities on two levels and ground level retail. The pool area on level 3 was carefully sited to take advantage of offsite views to the harbor. Level 6 features outdoor seating/lounge areas, a yoga lawn, as well as live walls and “sky” gardens. The ground level plaza spaces connect to the adjacent Little Italy neighborhood creating an integrated mixed use community.

housing

Howard Hughes Corporate Center Landscape Refresh

landLAB was hired by Hines for the refresh of the corporate campus of Howard Hughes Center located in Los Angeles California.

corporate

CSU San Marcos Student Health and Counseling Center

landLAB and RNT collaborated on a design build competition for the new Student Health and Counseling Services facility at the California State University, San Marcos campus. The landscape concept utilizes the existing topography; incorporating the concept of hillside, valley and plain. The ‘Hillside’ slopes will be vegetated with Coast Live Oak trees and a fragrant, native understory. The ‘Valley’ is represented by the buildings negative space; this more private North face is perfect for shade loving plants and Riparian species as the lush landscape spills out in to the open meadow. The ‘Plain’ or meadow area lies in the footprint of the future Phase 2 building. Native grasses and flowering perennials double as a sensory, healing garden and storm-water retention garden.

competition

Lincoln Acres Library and Community Center

landLAB collaborated with Safdie Rabines Architects on a new Community Center and Library for the Lincoln Acres community in southeast San Diego.

institutional, leed

Hilltop+Euclid

landLAB collaborated with Studio E Architects, on Affirmed Housing’s, affordable housing/mixed use project located in Chollas View Neighborhood of San Diego. The new apartment complex comprised of . Adjacent to the new development is an interconnected neighborhood park creating a connection to the surrounding community

housing, retail

UCLA South Campus Student Center

landLAB collaborated with Safdie Rabines Architects on the new South Campus Student Center located in the historic Court of Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles.

education, higher education, leed

University of San Diego Master Plan Refresh

landLAB collaborated with M.W. Steele Architects and Sue Peerson Planning on updating the masterplan for the University of San Diego. The team sets the road map for the expansion of the campus including new academic buildings, recreational facilities, Campus Student Life Facilities and Student Housing.

education, higher education, masterplan

Double Peak K8 School

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects on the new San Marcos Unified K-8 facility in San Marcos, California.

education, k-12

Meiling Hot Spring Golf Club

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company and Schmidt Curley Golf Course Architects on the White Stone Mountain Golf Village Hotel. Located adjacent to the Changling reservoir near Qionghai on the west coast of Hainan Island, China, the new 18 hole golf resort features a golf clubhouse that cater to vacationing golfers and spa clientele.

masterplan, resort

UCSD Student Career Services Center

landLAB was hired for to refresh the existing landscape at UCSD Career Services Center located at the heart of UCSD campus. The overall vision for the site is to preserve the historic eucalyptus grove, enhance the structure’s surroundings and provide a space for students to meet, greet and study while also providing an outdoor space for private dinners and functions.

education, higher education

San Diego Food Bank

landLAB collaborated with OBR Architects on the San Diego Foodbank’s refresh of their existing wharehouse building. The goal of the project was to provide an opportunity for Donor Recognition, create useable outdoor areas for staff, provide learning opportunities with a demonstration urban veggie garden and composting area revitalizing and activating un-programmed and unused spaces. A The project incorporates on site stormwater, and low water use plantings.

institutional

UCSD Warren Housing Feasibility Study

landLAB is collaborating with Kevin deFreitas architecture on a feasibility study for the Warren Housing complex at UCSD North Campus. The primary objective of the feasibility study is to develop a framework for potential projects in and around the residential complexes and to update the existing facilities with sustainable landscape and building features while creating an attractive destination on campus for all to enjoy.

education, masterplan

USD Barcelona Hall

education, higher education

UCSD Center for Novel Therapeutics

landLAB collaborated with Perkins + Will Architects and BIOMED Realty, along with design build partner McCarthy Construction on the new Center for Novel Therapeutic in the science research park on the east Health sciences campus of UCSD.

education, health + wellness, higher education

Cerritos Town Center Refresh

retail

2051 Palomar Airport Road Landscape Refresh

landLAB was hired by Hines for the refresh of a newly acquired corporate office building in Carlsbad California. The goal of the project is to revitalize and activate un-programmed and unused spaces and update the landscape that consists mainly large expanses of unusable open lawn areas and unsuitable tree and planting species with a sustainable and low maintenance landscape.

corporate

ALOHA at Clearwater Bay Resort Master Plan

landLAB collaborated with Myklebust Company on the resort master plan for the new resort “Aloha”, on South Clearwater Bay, a one kilometer square resort site on the south coast of Hainan Island, China close to the nearby Resort town of Sanya.

masterplan, resort

Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley Medical Office Building

landLAB has teamed with Hanna Gabriel Wells Architects to design a new Kaiser Permanente medical office building in the Carmel Valley area of San Diego.

health + wellness

Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children

landLAB collaborated with HMC Architects, and the Imperial County Office of Education on the new Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children, in El Centro California. The new facility (designed for severely handicapped children) is the first building to be constructed as part of the master plan for the new educational campus.

education, k-12

The Rain Catcher

A celebration of an intimate relationship with Nature. A vessel… a watering vase… inviting notions of nurture. The vase holds stems identifying the personal character of composing flowers or branches.

public art

Mimico Creek

The Mimico Creek project is a public art project in collaboration with artist Noel Harding in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

public art

UCSD East Mesa Graduate Housing Masterplan

landLAB teamed with Carrier Johnson Architects and Clark Construction on the East Campus Graduate and Family Housing Project Design Build Competition. The landscape concept for the new graduate housing village is connection and community. Creating an attractive, fun, safe and healthy neighborhood and home for students and their families. The landscape strives to increase opportunities for social interaction and collaboration, places to study, hang out or play.

competition, masterplan

La Jolla Shores Residence

landLAB teamed with Domus Studios Architects on the private residence of La Jolla Shores residence project located in La Jolla, California.

housing

Qualcomm BA Tower & Parking Structure

The overall approach to the BA site is to create discrete landscape typologies which serve both the building and the campus as a whole. Functional areas, such as building entries, roads, drop-offs and pedestrian paths will be treated with sculptural, modern forms supporting the image of Qualcomm as a leader in design and innovation. The periphery bioswale and slope areas will emulate the natural forms and gradients of the native Southern California landscape that surrounds the development.

corporate, leed

Brighton Apartments

landLAB collaborated with architect Bruce Peeling on the Brighton Apartments located in Ocean Beach, San Diego. The two units feature private patios surrounded by native low water use plantings, which contrast the clean and simple patterning of the hardscape elements. The landscape areas (boulevard) adjacent to the street are also planted with native low water use plantings, and incorporate bio swales and infiltration areas to accommodate storm water from both the roof and hardscape areas, while still allowing access to on street parking.

housing

Arriva Public Art Competition ‘Landscape River’

Artist Noel Harding and landLAB collaborated on an urban public art project for a mixed use residential/commercial project in downtown Calgary. Landscape River offers an image of Calgary refracted in landscape impositions and reflections. A mountain outline silvered in the sun toward an evening inner glow. A narrative instilled with mirroring vessels and containers that attenuate and embolden the stature of living trees. Held in the hill is a symbolic vessel remembering watering. It is a magnification of the plant in the window with a turning tree signifying the rise of the sun each morning. A river of people as ripples, a stream that stretches extending the site giving weather and seasons. A sequence of LED video screens and linked cameras located to establish “being there”. Events like this are given to commentary, the community talks, the community listens. The team was one of five teams short-listed for this project.

competition, public art

Cal Poly Pomona Parking Structure #2

landLAB team with JFLK Architects + HNA Pacific and PCL Construction for the Cal Poly Pomona Parking Structure #2 Design Build competition. The landscape concept for the parking structure is a recognition of Pomona’s and Cal Poly’s Agricultural past and how the site (and structure) can be improved and restored for a more sustainable future. Consideration of pedestrian circulation and way-finding, with a focus on minimizing potential vehicular and pedestrian conflicts informs the design.

competition

COEX Shopping & Lifestyle Complex

landLAB collaborated with Gensler on the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center project. COEX is a major urban node, linked to the subway system, and includes approximately 1 million SF of subterranean retail space.

resort, retail

Villas at Gower

landLAB collaborated with architects Killefer Flammang on Villas at Gower a non-profit transitional housing and community outreach facility in West Hollywood, California.

housing, leed