The primary goals of the landscape design at the 33-acre (13 ha) site we-e s create a campus that gave order and unity to the buildings, and to provide outcc places for activities, relaxation and socialization.
The focus of the Brookhollow Campus is a central garden with two large, flex outdoor spaces for dining and meetings. A bosque of Elm trees provides a s^ac canopy for multiple garden rooms, and a rectangular lily pool of Koi adds cc and life to the space. A pair of dining terraces borders the lily pool, allow ^ employees to enjoy meals together. Nestled in trees that provide dappled sh a an elevated cedar deck, complete with grilling facilities, gives diners a sense of floating.
Within each dining terrace, a Douglas Fir arbor is used to create an intimate and shady environment for outdoor dining and meetings. Framing the terraces are borders of fragrant, organically grown culinary and ornamental herbs, which invoke the notion of healthy dining.
Surrounding the deck is a bed of wood ferns that soften the space and simulate the experience of being in the woods.
T A wooden deck with grilling fao t ri is nestled into existing trees A seria of floating, and privacy, is ach^rf through punctuation of trees through the deck.
—> Since its inception, the Campus Heart has become a livelier place transforming the grounds into a hea ^ living and working environment
\ Koi bring life and color into the garden
<— In the center of the garden, a bosa-~r x Drake Elms is punctured by a lily poo where light dances across the wa^e drawing visitors to the space
BoconMobH Corporation location Houston. Texas completion June 2003 photography James Wilson
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.