New Outdoor Plaza at The Met

When you visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, you’ll not only get to explore one of the best museums in the world, but you’ll soon be welcomed by a newly designed four-block plaza.  Since the plaza hasn’t been updated since 1968, the new environmentally-friendly plaza is sorely needed. New features […]

Planning your Native Plants Garden

Winter is the perfect time to think about planning your garden.  It won’t be long before spring is in the air and flowers will be blooming.  Whether you’re looking to add beauty, curb appeal or a habitat for song birds and butterflies, using native plants is the way to go. Why are native plants so […]

Winter Gardens Add Color to your Landscape!

Just because the sky is gloomy and grey, it doesn’t mean your garden can’t be a vibrant space that brightens your day.  There are many wonderful native plants that can be used to create a stunning winter wonderland against a backdrop of fresh snow.  The following plants will add great winter interest in color, texture […]

Turning Parking Spaces into Award-Winning Parks

Thanks to the collaborative efforts between one San Francisco community and a generous Design/Build firm, a new public parklet is now being enjoyed by all.  The Noreiga Street Parklet encourages pedestrian travel rather than automobile traffic by consuming three parking spaces, a novel idea? While it might seem counter-intuitive to place a park directly on […]