Historic Preservation Meets Modern Design Elegance
McCullough’s recent collaboration with the architectural firm AVRP Skyport Studios, completed a beautifully designed landscape for Indiana Street Apartments, located on the west side of North Park. AVRP’s architectural design is a blend of colonial bungalows built in1920s and three new modern multi-dwelling apartments. The project was designed to incorporate these two remaining historical-designated homes with the contemporary structures.
The entire development includes 23 units on a half-acre canyon near the intersection of Indiana Street and Myrtle Avenue.
Our designers created an arrangement of our traditional species of plants, like Rosa Floribunda ‘iceberg’ and Ligustrum Texanum (pictured below). These were combined with other plants that are more commonly used today, such as Hesperaloe Parviflora and those popular, drought-resistant aloes and agaves (pictured below). This juxtaposition of two distinct plant selections illustrates how seamlessly the plant palettes work together, creating interest within their contrast. The finished landscape has a pleasant fragrance from the variety of flowering plants. Passersby will be tempted to stop and take it all in.
As stewards of the built environment, our team thrives on this playful, creative challenge, specifically for the preservation of historic spaces like found with this project. Our work is formed around our company’s vision, which is rooted in empathy, community and the human spirit engaged in nature. We believe the Indiana Street Apartments reflects this vision.
Eric Tran, ASLA
Studio Team Leader
CATHERINE MCCULLOUGH FEATURED ON PODCAST FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
Our President and CEO Catherine McCullough was just interviewed this past week by Patricia Kathleen, a San Diego-based entrepreneur and host of her self-titled podcast series. During her podcast, Patricia discusses with industry leaders what experiences women have in today’s business world. She interviews women entrepreneurs, founders, business owners and gurus from diverse backgrounds and industries.
Hear how Catherine’s journey brought her to lead McCullough, a thriving landscape architecture firm, in today’s challenging built industry. Her advice and encouragement will help other ambitious women to become leaders in their respective businesses.