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Project Highlight: Multi-family Community Pool Area Renovations

As the Denver metro area continues to grow in population and our real estate market experiences growing pains, many existing multi-family housing properties have become golden opportunities for renovation and renewal. Here at Outdoor Design Group, we have recently been contracted by several clients to not only bring a fresh look to these common area landscapes, but to incorporate various outdoor amenities and create an extension of usable outdoor living space.

A couple of notable landscape renovations we have been fortunate enough to design were two properties owned by a California real estate company. They appointed us to help redesign the landscape to compliment their building renovations, giving each outdated property a much needed face lift.

The first property, located in Federal Heights, Colorado, is a large complex comprising of several units and a separate leasing and fitness center building. The leasing and fitness center was to be completely remodeled, and the entrance reconfigured. Our landscape design incorporates hardscaping like retaining walls and unique paving surfaces that compliment the updated architecture, and guide users toward the new entrance. Additionally, the numerous low-water plant species were selected and placed throughout the beds to create interest with their distinctive structural forms and colorful habits, which molded with the new modern style the client was striving toward.

 

A 3D rendering of the modern style entrance landscape helped our client to better visualize the space.

 

Attached to the East side of the leasing and fitness center is the community pool area, which was also overdue for a fresh look. In our design, the existing pool was to remain as is, but the surrounding pool deck was modified to be larger with a sleek, colored pool deck coating. A striking modern style gas fireplace was incorporated at the west end and amenities like shade structures, grilling stations, LED landscape lighting and picnic tables provide the finishing touches on the new design.

 

Original concept design.

 

Digital rendering of the final design.

 

The second multi-family property Outdoor Design Group provided landscape design services for is located in Lakewood, Colorado. Its existing pool area was drab and outdated with no extra amenities. Our design integrated a large turf area for games, outdoor kitchen with a pergola, and a gas fire pit, all alongside a brand new decked out pool house designed by a Phoenix based architecture firm. The large bi-fold doors were designed to fully open toward the pool, and create effortless indoor/outdoor living. We welcomed the opportunity to design a space that allowed us to really visualize and get excited about how the space would be used. Additionally, the low-water use plantings surrounding the pool were chosen to provide year-round interest as well as screening from the nearby road.

 

Concept design.

 

Construction on these projects is currently underway, and we can’t wait to see the final results! Multi-family housing projects, both new development and site renovations are a hot commodity here in Denver, and the demand is ever increasing. We love being involved on projects like these, and we look forward to more to come.

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Project Highlights From 2014

As 2014 nears a close, we’ve created a quick collage highlighting a few of the projects we’ve worked on over the year:

2014 Project Highlights Collage

 

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Outdoor Design Group Celebrates 10 Years in Business!

 Outdoor Design Group 10th Anniversary Graphic

Ten years ago this month, I decided to venture out “on my own” to form Outdoor Design Group, Inc. working out of my house in the Highlands neighborhood of Denver  – It was the best move I’ve ever made.

A decade later, I couldn’t be prouder of all that this business has achieved.  From small residential gardens, to large commercial projects and housing developments, our list of completed projects is impressive by any measure.  We have also stayed true to the values that I started with:  hard work, honesty, integrity and outstanding customer service.

We’ve designed projects that have been built in the real world, not just imagined on paper but touched by hands and crafted through stone, earth, water, and living plants.  Along the way we’ve bettered the environment by creating sustainable landscapes that conserve water and resources.  And we have added value for our clients and have created quality places in our neighborhoods and communities.

But the best part of the last 10 years has been the lasting relationships that have been built- especially those with our customers.  There is nothing more satisfying than helping someone create their dream landscape or helping to fulfill their life’s ambitions through our part in their project.

I would like to thank my wife, Amanda for sticking by my side from the beginning when I came up with the crazy idea to start a business.  Without your encouragement and support we never would have survived those early years!  Last but not least, over the last several years as our team has grown I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most dedicated employees, consultants, and contractors one could ever ask for.  Our work could not be completed without your hard work and dedication –  Thank you very much!

 

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Happy Holidays from Outdoor Design Group!

Happy Holidays from Outdoor Design Group

 

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Outdoor Design Group on Team Completing Premier China Resort Master Plan

The team of landscape architects at Outdoor Design Group, Inc. are thrilled to be partnering with Bud Surles Signature Resorts of Victor, Idaho to create a master plan for an exclusive new resort project in Tangshan Bay, China.  The 285 acre park and resort on the Pacific coast will be one of the first of it’s kind to be completed in China, and will feature commercial space, lakes, trails, water features, marinas, and numerous active recreational amenities.

Tangshan Bay Resort Master Plan DRAFT

Outdoor Design Group, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Denver landscape architect Matt Corrion.  The firm’s office is located in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado.  Additional details about the Tangshan Bay Resort project will be shared as they become available.  For more information please contact Outdoor Design Group at 303-993-4811.

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