A number of exciting MSLA projects have recently come to fruition. For more information on these projects, please contact us:
Sequoia High School
The new gymnasium at Sequoia High School in Redwood City is located at the intersection of three distinct zones of the campus. A series of plazas, pedestrian walkways, parking lot planting, and driveway improvements unify a previously a confusing entry sequence and establish the new building as a focal point. The stadium entry arch and gathering plaza provide a strong setting for an important aspect of student life. After four years of planning, design, and construction timed to minimize disruption during the school year, the final phase of the project was completed and opened for use in Spring 2011.
Sequoia High School Campus Improvements | Spring 2011
5th Ave Alternative School
A LEED platinum project, the landscape at the new 5th Avenue Alternative School campus in Redwood City is based on design strategies that maximize shade, minimize water use, and manage storm water on site. Ample bicycle parking was provided in attractive planted enclosures similar to those found at nearby Stanford University. A fast track project for the School District, this project moved through design, DSA review, and construction in a short 18 months. It opened for classes in summer 2011.
5th Avenue Alternative School | Summer 2011
Child Development Center
The new child development center at James Lick High School in San Jose offered an opportunity to create an active and fun filled play environment. The design draws inspiration from the innovative playgrounds designed by Robert Royston in the 1950's. Shade canopies reminiscent of circus tents engineered to pass DSA review create an interesting overhead dimension to the playground. All plants were chosen for interesting color, pleasant fragrance, or lively form. The playground opened in summer 2011.
Child Development Center | Summer 2011
SEAT/an outdoor chair show
MSLA was invited to submit a design for an upcoming exhibit at Fort Mason. With a nod to this waterfront venue, the "Fender Bender" bench re-purposes a standard boat fender as a padded armrest. A built prototype of the design will be on display from June 2011 through May2012.
SEAT/an outdoor chair show | June 2011 - May 2012
Woodside H.S. Field House
The Tiger Tail bench is located in a garden spot adjacent to the new Field House at Woodside High School. Driveway improvements and strong color theme planting provide a strong entry point for the campus. This project was completed January 2011.
Woodside High School Field House | January 2011
"Cool Outside" celebrated the dynamic landscape architecture of postwar California. Miller Studio curated, designed, and installed this six-week exhibit that featured drawings, models and photographs drawn from the College of Environmental Design Archive at UC Berkeley.
Cool Outside Exhibit | September - October 2010
Calistoga Veterans Memorial
Dedicated on Veteran's Day 2009, the Calistoga Veterans Memorial is the culmination of many years of tireless effort by American Legion Post 231 and numerous volunteers. Eight years in the making, the memorial honors the service of veterans from all branches of the armed forces and provides the Calistoga community with an important civic space.
Calistoga Veterans Memorial
East Palo Alto Adult School
The Adult School campus was completed and opened for classes in September 2009. Portable classroom buildings and "Green Screens" were arranged asymmetrically to create dynamic spaces for this small campus located on an in-fill site. All stormwater is treated in on-site planters.
East Palo Adult School