"The new base village at Snowmass Ski Area
creates a significant opportunity to
upgrade the visitor’s experience and the
quality of skier services. Program elements
in Design Workshop’s master plan include
a state-of-the-art children’s ski...
Respecting and building upon concepts from traditional New Mexico towns and plazas, integrating neighborhoods. The 21,000-acre development included a presence in the village center planning process, urban and village design, streetscape design...
"The Meadows, a master planned community, is the focus
of a Vision Plan that seeks to reposition the community by
elevating design quality. The Vision Plan will become a
framework to attach an integrated program of amenities and create added value...
"The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) faced
an ongoing struggle to provide an adequate road system to
serve an increasingly sophisticated, tourist-based economy. Design Workshop worked in coordination with NDOT engineers to create a...
"Phoenix and the 26
other jurisdictions in
Maricopa County asked
Design Workshop to
create their county-wide
open space master plan.
The year-long study
connections and open space systems which will
provide alternatives to...
"Las Vegas and Newland Communities
to create a master plan to guide the
development of this 61- acre downtown
Organized around an urban framework
based on principles of integration,
human-scaled design and street-level
"The conservation plan for Barr Lake State Park combines
the interests of Colorado State Parks, the Colorado
Division of Wildlife and The Conservation Fund. These
groups worked together with Design Workshop to define a
buffer of undeveloped land...
"Mill Creek Village planned new community
lies at the western edge of Chicago and is limited by
regional environmental and growth policies. The
community’s master plan aims to avoid the trend
toward suburban sprawl, and the developer made...
"Since 1999, Design Workshop has worked with Taos
Ski Valley, Inc. to explore development opportunities
for a 40-acre land parcel located adjacent to the ski
base area and jointly owned by Taos Ski Valley and
the Burroughs Family Trust. Throughout...
"In 1995, Design
Workshop co-authored the North Lake
Tahoe Tourism Development Plan, which
has served as a guide for the formation of
the Resort Association, tourism investment
strategy and funding guidelines. In the eight
years since the plan was...
"The former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center was
closed on June 30, 1999. The Fitzsimons
Redevelopment Authority acquired from the
United States Army, 332 acres of property for
redevelopment into a bioscience park. Additional
property at Fitzsimons...
"The 6,500-acre Mariposa Ranch
Community will offer residents a chance
to live, work and play in a stunning desert
landscape complete with 360-degree
views of surrounding mesas and distant
mountains. Design Workshop's challenge
for this project was...
"Upon purchasing 11,000 acres in Montana’s
Paradise Valley, Greenfield Financial Group
engaged Design Workshop to aid in the
development of a master plan consistent with
their vision of a conservation-based, vibrant
second home community....
Conservation Based Development, Mountain West US, Resorts
"Streets for the Commons Neighborhood will be the critical ties between
the new development and neighboring downtown Denver. Design
Workshop prepared design plans that establish a hierarchy of seven street
types within The Commons Neighborhood. ...
"Design Workshop was
retained to develop a mixed-use master plan
providing medium to high density residential
housing and an urban retail district. The
master plan envisions several types of single
family and multi-family housing organized
"For the 2010 Aspen Area Community Plan (AACP) update, the City and County were determined to design
a “bottom-up” process, driven by the general public from the beginning, rather than by a series of committees. Rather than establish a variety...
"Located on the edge of an environmentally-sensitive riverside cottonwood forest, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden is New Mexico’s first major botanic garden. Design Workshop’s master plan for the facility weaves the cultural history of New...
"A master plan and design the employee housing for Northstar-at-
Tahoe. In addition to leading the client through the entitlement process, Design Workshop prepared design development
and construction documentation plans for Phase One of the Sawmill...
"Arbolera de Vida is to create a redevelopment plan for a 27-acre
former industrial infill site that will lead to a mixed-use and affordable community with associated economic development. The Arbolera de Vida Master Development Plan is unique and...
Communities, Toward Legacy, Brownfield, Southwestern US
"The Park Avenue Redevelopment Project
represents a major step in the redevelopment
process for the South Lake Tahoe
community. Situated at the edge of an
alpine lake of significant beauty and
environmental value. Design Workshop's recommendations...
"The Owl Creek Townhomes provide quality residential
living that responds to and respects the character of
the Snowmass community as well as the magnificent
Rocky Mountain environment. Design Workshop has
carefully planned the location of the Owl...
"Riverfront Park has emerged from a 60-acre
former rail yard immediately adjacent to
Denver’s existing downtown core. Design
Workshop’s development framework plan
for Riverfront Park, commissioned by the
Trillium Corporation, allowed the...
Variety of High Desert administrative documents from 1991 including legal memorandum, High Desert Presentation (from August 28, 1991), Guidelines for Sustainability, a Summary of Proposed High Desert Community Structure for Prospective Builders,...
Sustainable design--New Mexico--Albuquerque; Sustainable buildings--Design and construction--Standards; Housing--New Mexico--Albuquerque; Building--New Mexico--Albuquerque; Building sites--Planning; Business presentations;
"A 70-acre estate on Red Mountain in
Aspen, the Wexner home was conceived
by the owner and architect as the ""type of
residence an English country gentlemen
might have built had they come to
Colorado in the last century."" Garden walls utilizing...
"The goal of the master plan
is not to change the Lair, but to update and preserve the
Lair and the integrity of the camper experience.
The master plan provides ADA trails and structures; forest
health, including wildfire protection; strategic...
"The landscape design was instrumental in softening the architecture of the house, creating a perfectly balanced relationship of the house to the site. The strong forms of the lawn
and the pond are complimented by the scale of the structure with...
"The Superstition Mountains rise out of the Sonoran Desert, as urban sprawl continues to creep eastward out from the
metropolitan area, development pressures in this region increase. Superstition Area Land Trust (S.A.L.T.)
decided to commission a...
"The Town of Vail, while surrounded by
National Forest lands, is 90 percent built-out and
concerned with protecting its remaining environmental
resources. The town also wants to increase
outdoor recreation opportunities. Through a
"The design contrasts drought-tolerant, colorful, natural-looking landscapes in infrequently-used areas around the
house with a small green oasis at the heart of the buildings. The oasis recalls historic New Mexican enclosed gardens
Design Workshop used three steps to reestablished the rich variety of plants. First, include native plants of the Sonoran desert. Second, map the micro-habitats that occur as a result of building in the desert such as drainage ways, wet and dry...
The design of Roaring River Ranch is based on the owner’s love of fishing and the outdoors. Design Workshop first refurbished the historic barns and homestead and then created three large ponds with a connecting stream course, collaborating with...
"Gardens on El Paseo provides a vibrant, fashionable retail environment in a unique,
outdoor garden setting for tourists and residents of Palm Desert.
The six-acre site is centrally located along the El Paseo, a street lined with small
"The entrance to the Colony at White
Pine creates an extraordinary and
unique arrival experience for guests
and residents. It employs materials and
forms indigenous to the site including
rockslides, cascading streams, fallen
timber, and native...
Conservation Based Development, Communities, Mountain West US, Parks and Open Space, Resorts
"This historic house was rebuilt with an exceptional attention to
detail to produce a modern, minimalist interior. Mimiced in the landscape, strong axial lines integrating black African granite pavers, were used in conjunction with a softer Rocky...
Students at Los Padillas Elementary School learn valuable hands-on lessons about their world in a Wildlife Sanctuary at the school. A mini-botanic garden with four plant communities; an aquatic ecology study pond and seating area; an outdoor...
The Maroon Creek Club is a mountain golf course and a planned private community tucked into 375 acres of meadows, aspen groves and pine forests. Through rigorous planning and design, Design Workshop was responsible for the community masterplan,...
"The owners of this dramatic residence
wanted their home to be nestled in
a natural landscape that would be
harmonious with the rural character of
the area. The landscape planning and
design challenges included incorporating
the requests of a local...
"Design Workshop and The Conservation Fund
developed an action plan to protect all lands
within this approximate 100,000-acre study
area. The plan identifies the most critical lands,
direct implementation efforts and funding
"Design Workshop provided planning
and landscape architecture services for
this high-end residential village
overlooking the sea of Cortez. The
village provides guests with a
combination of ""old world"" charm and the modern conveniences of a...
In the Nature of Things: Loveland's Natural Areas tells the story of 95 of the City of Loveland's natural areas and the biological and ecological significance of each. Methods are suggested so each citizen ––whether visitor, homeowner,...
"Design Workshop provided detailed design and documentation
for the Mesa Arts Center, responsible for the project site
budget of more than $6 million. Open spaces cover approximately 120,000 square feet of high-quality pedestrian surfaces,...
Four Seasons Resort Hotel evokes the historic
character of Wyoming and the grand
historic park lodges of Glacier and
Yellowstone. Design Workshop’s approach
captures the dramatic context of the site
with innovative landscape elements...
"Growth has happened
so rapidly that it has outstripped the
resources of county government
and made the county’s
15-year-old Master Plan
ineffective. Flathead has involved thousands of
residents, including members of the business
"Stock Farm is positioned to be the best private golf
club in Montana, largely because of its location in the
beautiful Bitterroot Valley. The design creates a golfing environment that highlights and respects its spectacular surroundings. Great...
"Design Workshop crafted a statement
which envisions the 178-acre parcel at La Cantera as
a “nationally recognized mixed-use district that preserves the scenic beauty of the site through an open-space and a drainage framework that preserves open...
One of several downtown Denver Class A office properties, Republic Plaza was originally designed by SOM and completed in 1983. An incomplete design understanding of the severity of freeze-thaw cycles in Denver contributed to rapid deterioration of...
"The Homestead Preserve, located in Virginia Hot
Springs, Virginia, has been the destination of world
travelers for over two centuries, including foreign dignitaries
and American presidents. Design Workshop
was retained to create a series of...
"The Pittsburgh World War II Memorial Inspired by the concepts of Duty, Honor, and Country, the memorial tells the story of Pittsburgh's contribution to the war and of the war itself. The
scheme offers two plazas on either end of the Hall of Honor,...
"Yorktown is an
agriculture and service community with a population
of 5,500. The project consisted of three phases: master
planning and public process, grant-writing and
detailed design and construction documentation."
"Located at the foothills of the Sierra
Estrella Mountains, Estrella is a 20,000-
acre planned community. The intent of
the master plan is to: create a community
of neighborhoods, villages and a
town center; preserve desert landscape
as part of the...
"Creating a ""lush"" xeriscape, this residence took on the character of a northern italian villa. Such guiding principles include; conserving, using less, reusing and harvesting water. Using xeriscape zone concepts of irrigated zones nearest human...
"After more than a decade of effort, Western Colorado veterans
groups successfully lobbied the State Legislature for funds
to support the planning and design of a new military cemetery
in Grand Junction, Colorado. Design Workshop was engaged
The vision for the project is to set a national example for how suburban communities can build a plan for the revitalization of suburban retail corridors similar to Manchester Road and, in the process, help fortify against urban decay and...
"Consideration of the functional and spiritual
needs of the two schools, along with the forces of
nature and the elements of time, led to the development
of a new campus plan to be defined by
state-of-the-art facilities for education and...
"A design analysis for Canyon Village, which included the
creation of a redevelopment concept for 488 cabin units currently on site had to conform to the National Park Service's
environmental and sustainable design preservation standards. These...
"Santa Fe County has taken the first step in
preparing a comprehensive open lands plan for the
county. An extensive public process that included
the cultural diversity of the area successfully
recorded the county’s scenic resources, and
"A land use plan for the area to address the impacts of development adjacent to the proposed construction of a new
city hall, library, and other governmental offices on the northwest quadrant of the City Center. Planned uses of the City Center...
"An infill project at the base of the world-famous Aspen Mountain. 24 fractional ownership units, eight hotel units, eight affordable housing units and 35,000 square feet of retail, Design Workshop provided landscape architecture services for the...
"In designing the Verde River Greenway, Design
Workshop combined state-of-the-art computer technology
with old-fashioned town meetings for a 15-
month planning study. The project began with a
strong recreational orientation, but the...
"A hotel master site development plan that involved locating new guest rooms, a spa, a major parking structure and new exterior
spaces. Design Workshop detailed landscape plans based on sustainable development techniques such as water harvesting...
"On September 30, 1994, Denver’s largest military base was closed after serving 57 years as a training facility for the Air
Force. The project site (hereinafter “project”) is located in the northwest quadrant of the redevelopment plan and...
"Nestled high on the steep slopes of North
Gros Ventre Butte overlooking the Grand
Teton Range, the Tessler Residence achieves
an appropriate fit with the surrounding
landscape. Aseries of terraces extend from
the house; some offer expansive views...
"The Tempe Center for the Arts project area
is a 24-acre site located on the southern
shore of Tempe's Town Lake. This facility
will be the centerpiece of the arts district
within the growing urban fabric of
downtown Tempe. The arts center...
"Located in the heart of Teton Village,
the Teton Club is a 37-room fractional
ownership development with a wide
range of resort amenities. Design
Workshop was retained as landscape
architects and land planners.
The site plan and garden design...
"At Aguas Claras, Design Workshop prepared
a plan to transform a soon-to-be
closed iron ore mine into a new mixeduse
village. The result will be a satellite
community located in the mountains
above Belo Horizonte, a city that has
"Design Workshop developed an open space plan that will protect the most sensitive ecological areas while accommodating growth. A Geographic Information System of natural and cultural features was developed and public meetings were conducted to...
"The beautiful Bow River Valley Corridor has been
experiencing intense pressure for new developments ranging
from golf courses and resorts to an aerial tramway.
Design Workshop prepared a visual zoning map and set of guidelines for each...
"Grounded in the western vernacular,
yet fused with a decidedly Tuscan architectural
style, the Wise Residence utilizes
landscape architecture as a finite
gesture against a backdrop of infinite
space. The house is scaled to
connect with the...
"The Utah Museum of Natural History’s
“secret weapon” for engaging audiences is its
unusual setting on the Bonneville shoreline.
The new museum will be able to extend its
reach beyond the walls of the building and
out into nature itself,...
"Continuing efforts to improve the visitor experience at Sand Harbor State Park, the Nevada State Parks Division has proposed the Sand Harbor Visitor Center. The new facility will include a
3,000s.f. concession stand and a 2,500s.f. interpretive...
"When Aspen Skiing Company (SkiCo) realized they needed to upgrade the aged Sundeck restaurant atop their signature mountain in Aspen and pursued ""LEED"" accreditation, they
engaged the services of Design Workshop."
"Consideration was given to minimizing visual impacts of the site,
which is placed high on a steep hillside. The concepts of
simplicity and elegance are carried through in the selection of materials and resolution of detail. The strong forms...
"The town of Banff, which is the gateway to Canada’s
Rocky Mountain National Parks, is a community
defined by its scenic landscape. Design Workshop
prepared a townscape plan for Banff to enhance the
tourist experience during all seasons."
This 22-acre residential development located in north Scottsdale includes 40 villas that are designed with both commercial and residential spaces. To encourage active use of the private villa courtyards, these outdoor rooms are situated to...
"L ocated along the edge of the Niagara
Escarpment in Collingwood, Ontario,
Blue Mountain is the largest ski area in the
province. The plan for
Blue Mountain sought to use the existing
six-acre snow-making lake as the focal
point of the resort and...
"The Town of Vail was undergoing more
than a billion dollars worth of redevelopment
without an updated community
plan. Design Workshop facilitated a process that
engaged the community and key stakeholders.
The input gathered in this process
"The goal of the plan is to give residents the
opportunity to hike or bike to parks and city
centers without conflict with major thoroughfares.
The Conceptual Open Space and Trails Plan
for the City of Goodyear makes recommendations
"Santa Fe County began its work on the Community College District Plan for approximately 35,000 acres south of the city of Santa Fe. To assist them in preparing a comprehensive master plan, Design Workshop provided GIS and CAD support in preparing...
A 35-acre, mixed-use development that brings together a wide variety of activities and uses into a town center where people can live, work, shop, learn, train, and play. Located at the edge of the 1000-acre Swaner Nature Preserve, unique...
The San Luis Valley is pressured by rapidly increasing growth and tourism. To offset the effects of unplanned development and capitalize on tourism opportunities, the valley’s six counties collaborated with public and private groups to commission...
"Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Kierland is a 730-acre master
planned community development including 216 acres of
single- and multi-family residential, 123 acres of office
space, 107 acres of retail, entertainment and restaurants, and
284 acres of...
Design Workshop provided master planning and landscape architectural services to British Petroleum for the cleanup and reuse of a 360-acre site in Casper, Wyoming. The location of a former oil refinery, includes a business park, 18-hole golf...
"Showcasing a garden within a neighborhood striving to retain
its unique Victorian heritage, the garden redesign provided the opportunity to strip off the layers of past improvements made by
multiple owners. To return the site to a character...
"Design Workshop was hired to help Intrawest's sales and marketing team maximize the sales potential of shares in a project
that had previously not been meeting expectations. Design Workshop researched and analyzed national private residence club...
"Plans for a new mountain village at
Sunday River Resort are being developed
for the Jordan Bowl area. This mixed-use
development will be a mountain retreat and
a center of outdoor living and recreation in
New England. A total of 1,374...
"after 11 years of intensive environmental
analysis, including two environmental
impact statements and various socioeconomic
factors, the resort has begun
installing the infrastructure to support the
Forest Service-approved plans for...
Outdoor amphitheater responds to a
contemporary mission style architecture
while reflecting Native American
culture. The amphitheater design uses
significant Native American influences
to create a unique entry experience and
"Providing carefully inserted aspen, cottonwood, spruce and pine trees near the residence, Design Workshop created attractive screening around the residence, while being sensitive to maintaining the character of the low native vegetation of the...
"Taking a unique approach to private
development, Keystone Resort is funding a
master planning process to establish
future development guidelines for the
entire Snake River Basin. With input from
local residents and the county planning
"Design Workshop was hired by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to
develop the refuge’s comprehensive management plan, which protects wildlife and provides environmental education opportunities during cleanup of the past industrial uses. The...
"The Ecolodge at Chalalan is located in the Madidi Region of Bolivia in the upper watershed of the Amazon
Basin. A project of an international non-profit conservation organization, it was planned and designed by the
landscape architects on a...
Conservation Based Development, plans, South America, Toward Legacy, Resorts
In downtown Scottsdale, high value is placed on attracting the highest caliber of artistic expression that works in concert with urban redevelopment activities. Design Workshop collaborated with artist Kevin Berry to create the Tributary Wall...