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Rethinking Cemeteries in our Communities
While not a project type synonymous with DTJ, cemeteries are an important component within communities and like all other designed environments they should be re-examined in our new normal. Most cemeteries that people are familiar with (and live nearby) are generally composed of open lawns, formally arranged grave sites, and critically located landscape, otherwise known…
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Water Use in the West and the New Not-So-New Thinking About Our Landscapes
Warm weather is upon us, the time of year when we get excited about the possibilities of a new project’s growth or have a renewed energy toward our home garden. But despite the beautiful weather, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time of change where future priorities are reevaluated every day.
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WHAT’S NEXT in design?
Recent events have given all of us a different perspective. In response, we’ve challenged our entire team – from lead designers to support staff - to consider a different viewpoint and to engage in a process that considers the future health and livability of their home, neighborhood and community.
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EVOLVED DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Exploring New Frontiers of Artistry and Technology
Innovative technology can be a powerful tool in the Design Consultant’s arsenal, providing Clients the means to view and understand Design Solutions unlike ever before.
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New Urbanism for Small Builder
Site Plan: Movement in the street network generates mystery and interest to the land plan. Clusters of mixed product types offer a fresh design approach and creates an eclectic community layout. Varied architectural edges produce a dynamic street scene. Small block lengths establish neighborhood scale and accommodate development phasing strategies. By providing numerous open space…
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Kitchen Designs That Deliver Big on Form and Function
Designed for Legacy DCS, The Magnolia at Westside Landing is an aged targeted, single level living community overlooking Lake Travis. Vaulted ceilings throughout the living room and kitchen add drama to the spaces while enhanced wall treatments and transom windows maintain a comfortable sense of scale. Accented upper cabinets offer a unique design appeal that…
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A Neighborhood Mosaic: Product Variety without the Headache
Sites are smaller, and buyers expect an urban lifestyle – even in suburban locations.  This can be achieved through a mix of higher-density products, varied streetscapes and purposeful open spaces.  On the surface, these are familiar goals.  So how can volume builders and developers mix housing to match the pace of their business plans? Prior…
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