Vallagio III, Lot 2 — Arapahoe County, Colorado
Client: Metropolitian Homes Inc.
Services Provided: Landscape Architceture
Vallagio III, Block 2 is a 96 unit luxury condominium neighborhood within the Vallagio transit oriented community in southeast metropolitan Denver. Two four-story mid-rise condominium buildings have been placed to feature a “front door” drop-off and entry lobby that presents to the street. The building layout shapes a variety of unique outdoor spaces with a primary amenity area framed by the condominium buildings and townhomes to the east. The amenity area is organized around an informal event lawn as a central amenity surrounded by a variety of smaller, more intimate landscape spaces where residents can gather and interact. Shade structures are placed to form “gateway” entries into the central amenity area. Plantings and open trellis’ further define the edges of the space. A fountain feature and patio has been placed to be integral with the central gathering area while being a highly visible part of the community streetscape.
DCS Montessori School — Douglas County, Colorado
Client: DCS Montessori School
Services Provided: Landscape Architecture
DCS Montessori located in the City of Castle Pines on Castle Pines Parkway has approximately 470 students and has been serving the community since 1997 when the school opened. The school hired Consilium Design to provide site plan analysis of existing conditions and to provide a design for an outdoor learning center. A design for and “outdoor classroom” was created using existing topo and vegetation resulting in an intimate area designated for students to enjoy learning and being outdoors.
High Point — Aurora and Denver, Colorado
Client: LNR Property Corporation
Services Provided: Planning and Landscape Architecture
High Point is a 1800 acre mixed-use, master planned community adjacent to Denver International Airport in both Aurora and Denver, CO. The community will ultimately include over 12 million square feet of commercial development and 3000 residential units. Since August of 2005, Consilium Design has been involved in ongoing design development, coordination with prospective builders and commercial developers, master plan amendments and detailed development plan design for individual neighborhoods, parks and open spaces.
Consilium Design has collaborated with RNL on overall master plan refinements as well as the development of the mixed-use West End neighborhood at Tower Road and 64th Avenue. The West End included a broad range of multi-family and single-family residential home types, thoughtfully integrated with retail, restaurants, live/work units, hotel, and professional offices uses in a dynamic urban setting.
The Leyden Rock master plan combines the conservation of the existing natural landscape within compact neighborhood design to create a community that embodies the active Colorado lifestyle for a broad range of residents, including young families, active adults and mature residents. The rural appeal and view corridors will be protected by utilizing the existing landforms to the maximum extent feasible. Native plant material will be found in both open spaces and parks to enhance the natural character of the land. The Leyden Rock master plan softens the line between public and private spaces and facilitates the continuation of a wildlife corridor through the Barbara Gulch Open Space.
Santa Fe Trail Interpretive Garden — Raton, New Mexico
This 2.5 acre park in a new Main Street Community celebrates the experience of travelers and settlers along the Santa Fe Trail who founded the city of Raton and neighboring communities. This project is the first phase of an extensive redevelopment of a former rail yard adjacent to downtown Raton, NM and will form part of the extensive downtown revitalization project currently underway. The garden features a range of native ecosystems as well as a “Trail Through Time” that celebrates the built Gardens of Santa Fe Trail residents from early times to the present day.
- SPRUCE/ FIR FOREST
- MONTANE FOREST
- MONTANE SHRUBLAND
- ASPEN MEADOW
- PINON-JUNIPER WOODLAND
- SEMI-DESERT SHRUBLAND
- EXISTING PICNIC SHELTER/ GAZEBO
- NATIVE LANDSCAPES FOCUS AREA
- EXISTING SHORTGRASS PRAIRIE PRESERVATION AREA
- TALLGRASS PRAIRIE/WET MEADOW
- RE-ESTABLISHED SHORTGRASS PRAIRIE
- EXISTING SEATING AND SIGNAGE AREA
- UPLAND RIPARIAN ZONE
- LOWLAND RIPARIAN ZONE
- MODERN XERISCAPE GARDEN
- GOLDEN AGE GARDEN
- HOMESTEADERS GARDEN
Whisper Creek II — Arvada, CO
Client : Whisper Creek II, LLC.
Services Provided: Land Planning and Landscape Architecture
Whisper Creek II introduces a 92 acre mixed-use neighborhood center addition to the Whisper Creek master plan. A variety of residential uses including multi-family, town homes, duplex single-family and single family homes are included in the plan, providing diversity and an effective transition from other residential neighborhoods. Neighborhood serving retail businesses and restaurants, along with opportunities for professional offices, larger retailers are accommodated as well. The Foothills Community Church plans to develop worship and community outreach facilities to complete the plan. All or the elements are organized around a 10 acre neighborhood park with trail linkages to the balance of the community.
Consilium Design provided master planning and landscape architectural services to create a community connected with a network of parks and open spaces landscaped using xeric and native plant materials. This gives the community a relaxed, pastoral setting. The park is strategically located to preserve and enhance the views to Standley Lake and features of traditional parks such as a tot lot and multi-use fields along with non-traditional uses such as pop jet fountains and passive areas for reflection. The park is centrally located to allow easy access from the surrounding residential neighborhoods.