Archiverde Landscape Architecture Newsletter (Jan/Mar 2015)

Hello, from recently completed projects, upcoming lectures, exciting news, and even tips for the green thumb... the Archiverde newsletter is full of information!

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Best Of Houzz 2015: Design

Archiverde has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 8-year old landscape architecture design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals.

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Archiverde among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes."

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

In addition to the award, Archiverde's work was recently featured in an editorial article published on houzz.com:

"Understand Your Site Plan for a Better Landscape Design"
by Falon Mihalic

Please check out our reviews on houzz.com, and REVIEW US if you have time.

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"The Cultural Landscape Foundation: Garden Dialogues, Dallas + Fort Worth"

On May 18th 2014, DFW garden enthusiasts were treated to a tour of several of the area’s finest gardens. The nationwide tour was part of an annual fundraiser for the Cultural Landscape Foundation out of Washington, DC. This was the second year in a row that Archiverde was selected to have one of our gardens on this prestigious tour. Our featured garden this year is part of a historical estate in Fort Worth that was originally designed by renowned Chicago Architect, David Adler, in 1918. The original gardens were designed by Hare and Hare of Kansas City back in the 1930’s. Hare and Hare is famous for their design of the Texas State Fairgrounds as well as many other notable projects. Archiverde was part of a team that was assembled by the Owner to bring this incredible house and 30 acre site back to its original glory. Other vital team members were Dobbins and Crow Architects, Westbriar Construction, and Texas Land Care.

http://tclf.org/

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CANstruction

Archiverde was a proud sponsor of Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects' 2014 entry into the State Fair of Texas “CANstruction” Exhibit/Competition. The competition showcased colossal structures designed and built, using only full cans of food, by some of the area’s leading architects and engineers.

SHM’s entry -- aptly named "A Diverse Canvas, One Lone Star!" -- received an honorable mention award. The best part of the competition is that after it was all over, all the food was donated and split between the North Texas Food Bank and the Tarrant Area Food Bank.

Read More

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Recently Completed Works

Archiverde projects from around D/FW that have recently been completed.

Westover Hills

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Turner Boaz

• General Contractor:
Jszy Construction

• Landscape Contractor:
Texas Land Care

• Pool Contractor:
Pool Environments

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Shadywood Lane

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

• General Contractor:
Ellerman Homes

• Landscape Contractor:
Strange Landscape

• Pool Contractor:
Pool Environments

• Lighting Contractor:
Lighting Enhancements

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Midway Road

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Landscape Contractor:
North Texas Fine Gardens

• Lighting Contractor:
Lighting Enhancements

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Texas Ale Brewery

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Landscape Contractor:
Texas Land Care

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Projects Under Construction

Archiverde projects from around D/FW that are underway; expecting completion in 1 to 2 years.

Leachman Circle

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Cisneros Design Studio, Houston

• Pool Contractor:
Landers' Pools

Royalshire Drive

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Carrell Partners & Yost Architecture

• Landscape Contractor:
Don Dickerson

Beverly Drive

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
J Wilson Fuqua & Associates Architects

• General Contractor:
CEB Construction

• Pool Contractor:
Pool Environments

Seneca Drive

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

• General Contractor:
Tatum Brown Custom Homes

• Landscape Contractor:
Texas Land Care

• Pool Contractor:
Pool Environments

• Tennis Court Contractor:
The Tennis Court Company

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Projects On the Boards

Archiverde projects that are currently in design and design development.

Dallas, TX - Multifamily

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

• General Contractor:
Savannah Developers & Robert Elliott Custom Homes

Southlake, TX - Custom Residential

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Stocker Hoesterey Montenegro Architects

• General Contractor:
Ellerman Homes

Gainesville, TX - Stark Ranch Corporate Headquarters

• Landscape Architect:
Archiverde

• Architect:
Merriman Pitt/Anderson, Austin

• Engineers:
EiKON Consultant Group

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Events & Lectures

The following events are for informational purposes only. Archiverde, LLC does not endorse, sponsor, nor is affiliated with the entities.

Faces of Impressionism

Feb. 9, 2015 to Jan 25, 2015
Kimbell Art Museum

Faces of Impressionism explores the character and development of the portrait in French painting and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century.

http://orsay.kimbellart.org/

Native Plants for Dallas Landscapes Lecture

March 28, 2015 from 1pm – 3 pm
Texas Discovery Gardens @ Fair Park

New to Big D gardening? Discover Metroplex-worthy plants for your garden and learn about our special ecosystem requirements. Take home one of Director of Horticulture, Roger Sanderson’s, favorite native plants. $25; $20 for TDG Members.

http://texasdiscoverygardens.org/

Texas ASLA Annual Conference 2015

April 22-24, 2015
Galveston Island, Texas

The conference will be held at the Galvestion Island Convention Center located on the famous Seawall on the coast of Galveston. This grand convention center welcomes you with its breath taking views and grandeur. Take advantage of early bird attendee registration prices before February 27.

http://www.texasasla.org/

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For the Green Thumb

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” - John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

Midwinter Fire Dogwood

Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’

'Midwinter Fire' is a deciduous shrub bearing oval leaves and insignificant white flowers in summer; grown for the bright orange and red tipped stems which are brightest in winter. Full sun to partial shade. Average to moist conditions.

Suggested use: Pots/Borders/Beds

Dusty Miller

Senecio cineraria

Dusty Miller is a perennial with silvery-white color that creates a beautiful contrast against other plants' green foliage. Delightfully easy to grow, withstanding heat and drought, and is deer resistant like a champion.

Suggested use: Pots/Borders/Beds

American Beautyberry

Callicarpa americana

Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub praised for its vivid purple or white, tightly clustered berries that remain on the bush into winter. The foliage turns an attractive yellow in fall. Light shade and very well-drained soil. Attracts birds.

Suggested use: Understory Planting

Time For Trees!

Many people think spring is the best time to plant trees but, to the surprise of most, experts consider fall the best time. Trees planted now get a leg up on establishing roots before summer.

Tree roots grow whenever the temperature is roughly above 40 degrees. In mild winter, roots gain the strength they need to deal with summer.

Homeowners may worry that a hard freeze will kill or damage trees planted in fall. It is a good idea to protect above-ground portions of recently planted trees and shrubs, but because the ground doesn't freeze in our area, the roots are generally not affected.

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