Preserving the oak tree canopy to maintain the integrity of an established and storied neighborhood posed a planning challenge. The two major goals — maximizing the site and upholding the story of the past — seemed sacrificial to each other but this was not an unfamiliar challenge to LandDesign.
Instead of razing the trees surrounding the site, we built within and around the environment to nestle our design in the scope of nature. The trees scale the side of the building and serve in harmony with the development, crafting a symbiotic relationship that allows residents to take part in the beautiful sight firsthand.
The careful addition of new greenery while also maintaining the already existing ecosystem brings forth an ideal sense of cohesion with the neighborhood. Staying true to the narrative of the place birthed a more refined space prepared to house many more stories for the foreseeable future.