Monthly Archives: October 2010

Uh-oh!!!!!!!…no blog since April?

If you need the services of an architect or landscape architect, or, even better, the awesome team effort of an architect and landscape architect working together, please give us a call.  We are still here, fighting the good fight for thoughtfully-designed spaces in the Cape Fear region!

A few exciting events and accomplishments…

Barrier Island Study Center Groundbreaking!   B+O is the landscape architect for this anticipated LEED- platinum project for the Bald Head Island Conservancy which includes educational habitat restoration, paths, pergolas, and interpretive signage.  The ground-breaking was beautiful …BHIC rescued 52 cold-stunned loggerhead babies, and they were released at the end of the event.

Midori on Green Tour!  B+O is the architect for this 6-home infill development in downtown Wilmington.  Simple lines, clean finishes, efficient floorplans, and lots of cool views to the trees from within…

Go Fish Georgia grand opening!   B+O was the exhibit landscape consultant for this LEED-certified fishing and conservation education center in Perry, Georgia that was designed by BIOS, LLC.  Exhibits include blackwater swamp, piedmont, and mountain habitats – lots and lots of Georgia natives!

Candlewood Park….New Hanover County and Cape Fear River Watch organized volunteer labor and pro-bono expertise (B+O) to remove invasive privet and restore native buffer plantings for this habitat park along Smith Creek.

Eagle Point Golf Course Best Management Practices, NC Coastal Federation – intepretive signage Little Creek bioretention signdesigned by B+O is now in place!

NC Sea Grant’s CoastWatch article – check out this article by Pam Smith about the NC Native Plant Society, SE Coast chapter  in NC Seagrant’s publication…

Cape Fear’s Going Green article – our favorite local journal invited Lara to write about ‘what a landscape architect does…’   (page 10)

Sustainable Design Collaborative – we are part of a design team that provides design diagnostic services for existing structures and sites.

Park(ing) Day – local landscape architects and members of Wilmington Downtown participate in a little civil disobedience to bring attention to lack of park green space.  We were threatened with arrest…read more here.

And….Calvin’s favorite…TREEHOUSE!  Scott, Calvin, and various Calvin-friends have been working on this recycled-material tree house for the last few weeks.  All that remains is the zip-line!

Presently on the boards…

Mid-century modern waterfront remodel for a growing family                                   110-acre farm conservation park on the Albemarle Sound                                                Art studio                                                                                                                                  Modernist landscape /habitat restoration

More soon – you can see more on our Facebook page!