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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...

ENVIRONMENTAL ART: THE WORK OF GOLDSWORTHY + CHRISTO

By Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design   Implemented in many different ways and in a variety of media, Environmental Art in the most rudimentary sense can be any work of art that interacts with its immediate surroundings. While it can have deep meaning – often pointing to...

A Review of Stamford’s Mill River Park

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA, Landscape Architect at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture   Mill River Park in Stamford, CT is a shining example of how a Park Collaborative can guide a City’s vision for a new park space and enhance an urban downtown area. The Mill River Park...

Design Guidelines: Exterior Stairs

By: Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture   DESIGNING SAFE AND FUNCTIONAL OUTDOOR STAIRS   (source)   (source) Exterior stairs require a set of design guidelines that differs from typical interior stairs. They must function in all types of environmental conditions and provide safe routes for users to navigate comfortably...

Designing Parks for Today

By Jordan Wilkinson, Landscape Architect at DG2 Design     Designing parks can be one of the most exciting and challenging parts of a Landscape Architect’s job. Many parks (at least well-designed ones) can be a direct reflection of society’s ever-changing state of mind. A good designer will...

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our team member Jordan Wilkinson for recently obtaining his license in Landscape Architecture in the state of Missouri.   The landscape architects are regulated through licensure to recognize the impact of the landscape architect profession on public health, safety and welfare. It is a big...