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The Daily Tools of a Landscape Architect

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   As Landscape Architects and Designers, we utilize many different tools and techniques to complete our daily tasks. Some of these are advanced technological innovations, while others are more simplistic. Here is a look at some of the tools, objects, and programs we...

Smart Stormwater Solutions: A look at Forest Park in St. Louis

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   This week, DG2 attended The Shaw Series Forest Park Stormwater Salon – a continuing education bus tour and discussion that highlighted several recent and ongoing stormwater solutions throughout Forest Park. If you are not familiar with the Shaw Series for Stormwater, these...

The Man Who Planted Trees

By Brad Priest, Landscape Designer at DG2 Design   As Landscape Architects we generally maintain a reverence for the natural world – one that is not only necessary in order to find success in the field, but also seemingly innate in many of us. However, the hustle...

Field Trip Friday: NYC High Line

By Stephanie Hornickel, designer with DG2Home   Recently my husband and I took a grand tour of the New England area. Three of those days were spent in NYC doing all the tourist activities and sightseeing, while also enjoying details of gardens, fountains, pedestrian access and all...

CONCRETE RUBBLE : USE IT, DON’T LOSE IT

By Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design   Concrete makes up a large percentage of construction and demolition debris worldwide, and is often ultimately buried in landfills or generally treated as trash. While such treatment can sometimes be the most logical way to deal with concrete rubble,...

Cracks and Joints: Controlling Concrete Pavements

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA, Landscape Architect at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture   (Figure 1 Cracked Concrete Sidewalk - Source: troweltrades.com)   Concrete will always crack, it’s inevitable. As Landscape Architects one of our primary focuses is the design of hardscapes, which often includes ridged pavements such as poured concrete....

EXCEPTIONAL SPECIES FOR SPECIMEN TREES

By Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design   The beauty of trees is often under-appreciated, and those few trees who are indeed valued for their aesthetic beauty are frequently over-used in designed landscapes across America. The list below is meant to celebrate some of the lesser-used tree...

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Making the Most of Project Budgets

Article by Brad Priest, designer at DG2 Design     Like so many other decisions in life, budget constraints are often the ultimate factors that influence design choices on our projects. While limited budgets can sometimes handcuff the design process to a certain extent, it is our job...

Gravois Greenway

With timing of yesterday's blog post about using your greenway, exciting news of the first phase of a $13 million expansion of Grant's Trail, is scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2018.   Grant's Trail is a partnership with Great Rivers Greenway, Saint Louis County Parks, Orlando’s...

Go Use Your Greenways

By Jordan Wilkinson, Landscape Architect for DG2 Design   Great Rivers Greenway   The St. Louis region is lucky enough to have passed a ballot proposition in 2000 which created a one tenth of one cent sales tax to fund the creation of new recreational trails and parks throughout...