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City Hall in Colleyville, Texas, looks out on a 140-by-140-foot flat area of lawn with no trees or distinguishing features. But not for long.

City leaders envisioned turning that unadorned lawn into a dynamic public space with a critical linkage to City Hall and the Public Library . The goals included creating a signature gathering place for residents of this city of 25,000 residents nestled between...

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As the population in Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) continues to grow along with development opportunities we are left wondering what development trends can be anticipated in 2019.

I attended the DFW Industrial and Logistics Outlook Conference to understand the industrial demand in DFW and how local developers are getting more creative with site selection and design elements to stay competitive. Lately, there has been a robust market for industrial companies in DFW. Can...

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Tagsindustrial industry, land use, dallas, fort worth, manufacturing, industrial zone, site elements, architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, industrial district,

Flower Mound's Rheudasil Park project has been featured in two local newspapers, The Cross Timbers Gazette and The Leader . Our team is working on pond dredging and bank stabilization plans, and providing design and landscape architecture services for improvements to the park.

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Many people, landscape architects and personal gardeners alike, struggle to find flowers that don’t require excessive watering in the summertime. If you find yourself searching for low-water-requiring annual plants, remember the five Ps (pictured above; from left to right, top to bottom):

  • Portulaca
  • Purslane
  • Petunia ('VIP' and ‘Laura Bush’ only)
  • Perennial Phlox (‘John Fanick’ or ‘Victoria’)
  • Periwinkle
  • These sun-loving annual plants tolerate the summer heat and don’t require as...

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    TagsTips, urban planning, Texas plants, Texas gardening, landscape architecture, gardening, drought,

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 20 marked completion of Bee Cave Parkway and the culmination of more than a decade of work for Freese and Nichols.

    About Bee Cave Parkway

    Bee Cave Parkway is a new four-lane thoroughfare in Bee Cave, west of Austin, that relieves congestion on two highways and provides access to a park, a music venue and future residential developments. The project began in...

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    TagsTXDOT, landscape architecture,