Robison Residence, 2004This plan features a unique dry stream solution to an intractable drainage situation in the rear yard. The overflow was tied intothe existing drainage system along the road frontage. The clients were long-time gardeners, so plant selection had to be precise.
Burris Residence, 2008 The goal of this project was to set the house within the landscape using extensive mixed plantings, which would providecontinuous color throughout the year. New plantings were to blend with larger existing woody plants the client wished to keep. Award Winner: 2011 ONLA Merit Award for Residential Planting Design
Kilpatrick Residence, 2010By far the most challenging aspect of this project was the almost 12 feet of elevation change from one end of the rear yard to the other. The client wished to remove all turf in the rear, creating a flexible entertainment and garden space.
Landolt-Zehrer Residence, 2005With the husband from southern California and the wife from central Ohio, this couple wanted to recreate a SoCal aesthetic using a Midwestern plant palette. Their starting point was a 2 foot square concrete paver.
Lewis Residence, 2009A boring rectangle faced this client every time she went into her back yard. Her goal for this plan was to create an interesting space to enjoy while she drank coffee on the deck in the morning, while deemphasizing the driveway and her neighbors.
Rogers Residence, 2003This client needed a multifunctional space in a tight rear yard. Layering utility and aesthetics created a space comfortable for company, while screening neighbors who had a habit of peeping.
Mannava Residence, 2010 Knowing that they wanted a rooftop garden, this client had their home designed with a master suite terrace walkout, and threelevels of flat roof. We added low-maintenance, extensively planted green roof modules with interspaced pavers so that the clients could add patio furniture, and enjoy evening cocktails overlooking their property. Final touches of a copper railing, ipe decking and washed gravel await the home builder’s final phase of construction.
Northwest Parkway Improvements - Hilliard, OH With the widening of Northwest Parkway just north of the Franklin County Fairgrounds, the City of Hilliard also wanted toextend their popular bike path system and continue the growth of their street tree master plan. The design created a destination pocket park at the intersection of Northwest Parkway and Avery Road, with amenities such as benches and picnic tables. The innovative street tree planting, based on current best practices, achieved a better than 90% tree survival in the first year.
Antrim Park DeckTasked with creating a public gathering space at a crossroads on the Olentangy bike trail, I designed an ADA accessible deck at the edge of Antrim Lake that would serve as a fishing dock, resting area for walkers and cyclists, and an overlook for the lake.
Rhodes Park In 1999, the City of Columbus had no facility for wheelchair basketball enthusiasts, who were forced to share court space withskateboarders on OSU’s campus. The city decided to create a facility that would accommodate not just basketball, but softball,baseball and football as well. Built adjacent to a new ADA accessible playground, the facilities at Rhodes Park created a unique destination for the city’s wheelchair-bound athletes. Award Winner: 2000 OPRA Facilities Award