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McCullough Landscape Architecture is thrilled to announce that we have five stunning projects for the Orchids and Onions awards this year! These projects reflect MLA’s energetic commitment to sustainable design of functional, livable landscapes.
A shopping center parking lot is not the kind of site most designers dream of working with. However, we still dreamed up an image of the old Coco’s, almost a ruin, immersed in wild native plants, emerging from a cloud of unruly colors and textures.
We had a planting plan. Neat little symbols arranged on a piece of paper. A composition. A structure. A song. Instead of just handing the sheet music to the musicians, we went out there in person, following the general vibe of the piece…but improvising, positioning each plant, adding detail, flourish and surprise here and there. It was like jazz, but dorky.
A favorite thing about designing landscapes is the freedom for improvisation that other design disciplines forbid. When designing a landscape, if you decide, “I want to add tiny little grasses between all the plants” at the eleventh hour, you can do so. The Crack Shack was a project where we got to enjoy the freedom of improvisation, with a client who could appreciate our love of the medium.
Project Manager, McCullough Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Winner of a coveted ULI Award for “Building Healthy Habits”, The Mesa College Commons design maximizes site functionality and strengthens the college’s commitment to sustainability with unique design elements and complementary features. The Commons is the first building of all the San Diego County community colleges to implement an innovative HVAC condensate reclamation system design that will provide 100% of the site’s irrigation needs.
The Oberlin is a progressive office campus that connects the indoors to the outdoors, featuring roll-up doors that open to a common outdoor space. Greenery and hedge walls divide the space into outdoor rooms where people can hold meetings, have lunch or just take a break from work.
Designed to bring life and energy to a lackluster neighborhood, The Alexandria has been transformed into a vibrant mixed-use commercial space that features an outdoor restaurant patio and social spaces where people can unwind around a fire pit or enjoy an assortment of outdoor lawn games and activities.
MLA’s Blog Recognized for Top Award
From thousands of top Landscape Architecture blogs, McCullough Landscape Architecture is delighted to have been ranked #44 on Feedspot, a content reader built for power users.
We’re Sponsors of CREW’s Summer Social
Join us on Thursday, August 24 for the 2017 CREW Summer Social, an exciting opportunity to network and celebrate everything that makes us love San Diego. We are proud to sponsor this event, which includes local food and beverages, artists, raffles and more.