Well-designed outdoor spaces connect us - to nature and each other.
Our community outdoor spaces are more important than ever - space to breathe, move, and safely gather. We approach landscape design with the philosophy that natural environments should inspire our creative process. Our aim is to make every project flow seamlessly into our daily lives.
Recent Project Highlights
A Neighborhood within Downtown
CLIENT: Brookfield Properties
SIZE: 9.2 Acres
The redevelopment of Houston Center was finalized in February 2021. The newly renovated destination aims to create a more walkable, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood in the heart of downtown Houston. The new central plaza features a digital water wall, flexible entertainment center, and an iconic spiral staircase that connects the courtyard to landscape terraces above.
Improving Houston Park Connectivity
CLIENT: The Houston Parks Board
SIZE: 4 Miles
Greens Bayou is a part of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, which is a $220 million public-private effort to distribute parkland equitably to neighborhoods throughout Houston. Greens Bayou features paved running and biking trails, paddling trails, and nature trails. The trails create access to previously inaccessible places along the bayou, all while supporting critical ecosystems. This project has received recognition from the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
Houston Farmers Market
A Destination Open-Air Market in the Heights
CLIENT: MLB Partners
SIZE: 17 Acres
The 75-year-old Heights-based Houston Farmers Market's renovation will finish later this spring. With a goal to bring Houston it's own farmers market, Clark Condon worked alongside MLB partners to give Houstonians a destination outdoor retail experience that accommodates the area's unpredictable and hot climate. The farmers market includes climate-controlled spaces, shaded open-air market areas, common selling areas, and more.
Transforming a Necessary Utility into an Iconic Amenity
Through careful planning, creative solutions, and intentional design, a stormwater detention facility was reimagined into Josey Lake Park, a 140-acre community park. This case study explores how we created a park that connects residents to nature, education, culture, and recreation.
SPECIFYING PLANTING SOILS IN URBAN CONDITIONS
Specifying the correct soil is critical to plant health and long-term maintenance of urban landscapes. Whether amending existing soils or importing soil blends, failure of plant material can often be linked to the soils. This article explores how to specify the correct soil mix.
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