Jason in our Santa Rosa office has been putting his design knowledge to use in his own backyard, building a 15-foot by 40-foot redwood deck. Each weekend for the past month Jason, his husband Matthew, and assorted friends and family have tackled a different task. Starting with laying out the deck in string line, affixing brackets an existing concrete patio, excavating for piers, and then pouring concrete footings. This past weekend they installed the pressure treated beams and finally the deck is beginning to take shape. To be continued…..
Quadriga worked with the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District to design stormwater infrastructure at two Anderson Valley Unified School District schools. Linda MacElwee played an invaluable role in ensuring both projects were installed. Her efforts and details about the project are covered by the Ukiah Daily Journal. Click here to read more.
Quadriga welcomes Caroline O’Neal to our Sacramento studio!
Construction of Olympians Park begins June 2019! The park is central to The Mill at Broadway, an urban community located along the Broadway corridor. This sawdust hopper, pictured left, is a relic of Setzer Forest Products, the company which previously occupied the site. The Hopper is repurposed as an iconic representation of the site’s history and as a focal point at the core of the community. It is slated to receive a makeover, including a new paint job and lighting.
Quadriga welcomes Jessica Wendlandt to our Sacramento studio!
Quadriga welcomes Emily Mallard to our Santa Rosa studio!
Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month by teaching Quadriga grandkids how to plant a tree correctly. We start them early!
Congratulations to our own, Brett Kordenbrock, for his appointment to the City of Santa Rosa Design Review Board.
Solano Community College’s new Science Building nears completion. Concrete flat work at the Building’s Double Helix courtyard wrapped up last week and looks terrific. Excellent job by Bothman Construction (concrete flatwork) and DPR Construction (General Contractor).
Quadriga travels throughout California to visit project sites and sometimes even Phoenix, Arizona. By visiting nurseries local to the project, we catalog readily available plants in the area. This Phoenix nursery specializes in cacti and desert-hardy plants. The pictured, Echinocactus grusonii, commonly known as the Golden Barrel Cactus, is loving the 70-degree winter sunshine.
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November 13, 2018
Water conservation and finding the right plant for the right place is at the heart of what we do here at Quadriga. This month we were fortunate to learn from Village Nurseries and Mountain States Nursery about low water and heat-tolerant alternatives to some of the more moderate water use plants we love. One interesting alternative we learned about from Village was Sporobolus wrightii (Giant Sacaton) which is a great substitute for the more invasive Cortaderia (pampas grass). This grass received high ratings for its appearance during its lowest irrigation treatment during the 2015-2017 UC Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials.
October 22, 2018
Two years in and our rain water garden has really grown in at Wright Charter School! Native sedges, yarrow, penstemon, and red bud have tripled in size around a swale which directs rain water back into the earth, rather than a storm drain. This educational feature, along with a rain water collection tank, was designed to smartly use storm water and help educate children about the importance of wise water use in our dry California climate.
October 9, 2018
Who needs 2 acres of high-water turf when you can have a low-water, native, and (let’s face it) more interesting grassland? Napa Health and Human Services’ revamped frontage landscape is nearing completion and the planting is really taking off!
September 13, 2018
As stewards of the land we try to be aware of products that are harmful to the environment. Ipe is a popular deck material but it’s contribution to deforestation has us investigating these alternative products: Accoya, Moso Bamboo, and Black Locust. We hope to use one of these environmentally sensitive products for WEST, a mixed-use housing project we are working on in West Sacramento.
Bill Mastick has retired, completing a period of transition that began in 2015. We will miss his exuberant laugh, his vast vocabulary, his leadership and, most importantly, his dog Carl. We are excited to see what he will do next! Over the past three years, management and leadership responsibilities have been assumed by Principals Christine Talbot and John Suesens. They will continue to guide Quadriga’s growth, development and relationships in the years to come. Congratulations, Bill!
August 04, 2016
American AgCredit Headquarters opens in Santa Rosa!