Post-industrial Love

One of my loves in the field of landscape architecture is the adaption, remediation and reuse of former industrial properties.  While in grad school, I received the Stamm Travel Fellowship and had the awesome opportunity to travel the US and Canada photographing, studying and analyzing post-industrial Landscape Architecture in North America.  There are so many blighted properties in need of remediation and transformation.  Landscape architects are playing a huge role in this healing process.  I came across some photos from that journey recently and thought it would be fun to share some on the blog.  Enjoy!

Glenhaven Residence in the early days

Scott and I will soon celebrate five years at the Glenhaven Residence!  We bought this house in October 2011 and have been tinkering with the landscape every weekend since.  In honor of this upcoming anniversary, I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures of the yard in the early days, before we got to sweating.  Here's to five great years!

Looking toward what was to become the back vegetable garden, orchard and chicken coop (looking east).

Looking toward what was to become the back vegetable garden, orchard and chicken coop (looking east).

Before the back patio and hot tub garden were installed.  We couldn't believe that every owner of this house since the 50s had been satisfied with the small concrete pad off the living room! 

Before the back patio and hot tub garden were installed.  We couldn't believe that every owner of this house since the 50s had been satisfied with the small concrete pad off the living room! 

Looking toward the house before the back patio was designed and installed.  We had just installed the french doors leading from the master bedroom to what was to become the back patio.  The 'lawn' was a patchy half-acre of weeds!  

Looking toward the house before the back patio was designed and installed.  We had just installed the french doors leading from the master bedroom to what was to become the back patio.  The 'lawn' was a patchy half-acre of weeds!  

Early vegetable garden layout fun!  This picture looks toward the would be chicken coop.

Early vegetable garden layout fun!  This picture looks toward the would be chicken coop.

Welcome to our new website!

ACLA is happy to announce that our new website is live!  We have several recent projects that we will add to our Work page in the coming weeks.  We will also add photography of previous projects this Fall when the weather cools down and the plants perk up.  Please check in to see these updates periodically.  Thanks for stopping by!