• Site Specific Design Solutions

  • Accurate Project Budgeting & Cost Estimating

  • Knowledge of Site Construction & Plant Materials

  • Balance between Softscape & Hardscape

  • Sensitivity to Natural Resource Systems

Exterior Featured Projects

The following are brief descriptions, photographs, and reduced drawings of the Exterior Featured Projects that The GSB Design Group has worked on over the years. GSB has developed deep and extensive experience while providing comprehensive Landscape Architectural Services for dozens of Clients.

Vista Ridge

Residential Golf Course Community - Construction Administration & Observation   Vista Ridge is a Golf Course Community located in Erie, CO consisting of an Entry Feature, Golf Course and Clubhouse, Community Center, Single & Multi-Family homes, Neighborhood and Regional Parks, Streetscapes, Hiking/Biking/Equestrian Trails, and Irrigation Systems. The Parade of Homes was held at Vista Ridge in 2004. GSB worked w' Nuszer Kopatz UDA for Vista Ridge Development Corp. to provide Cost Estimating, Construction Document Review, Coordination w' other Consultants and the City, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor, and Construction Administration & Observation Services (CA&O) as the Owner's Representative during the 6 year Landscape Construction/Build Out period. Budget $12 million.

Erie Commons

Erie Commons is a Comprehensive Development located in Erie, CO consisting of an Entry Feature, Single & Multi-Family homes, Neighborhood and Regional Parks, Streetscapes, Hiking/Biking/Equestrian Trails, and Irrigation Systems. GSB worked w' Nuszer Kopatz UDA for Community Development Group to provide Cost Estimating, Construction Document Review, Coordination w' other Consultants and the City, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor, and Construction Administration & Observation Services (CA&O) as the Owner's Representative during the 3 year Landscape Construction period. Budget $5 million.

Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass is a Comprehensive Housing Development located in Dacono, CO consisting of an Entry Feature, Single Family homes, Streetscapes, and Irrigation Systems. GSB worked w' Nuszer Kopatz UDA for Community Development Group to provide Cost Estimating, Construction Document Review, Coordination w' other Consultants and the City, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor, and Construction Administration & Observation Services (CA&O) as the Owner's Representative during the 2year Landscape Construction period. Budget $2 million.

Vail Projects

Ski Resort - Landscape Construction Management The Vail Projects are a group of Resort Base Facilities, Gated Community High End Residential lots, and Streetscapes located in the Vail Valley, CO. The individual projects represented are: Anderson Cabin, Bachelor Gulch (BG) Entry & Streetscape, BG Gatehouse, BG Tarns, Arrowhead Village Base Facility & Playground, Anderson Village Multi-Family units, River Bend Wetlands, McCoy Creek Drainage Improvements & Re-vegetation, Irrigation Systems, and a 2-3 acre Landscape Holding Yard. GSB worked w' American Design & Landscape (Landscape Contractors) for Vail Associates (VA) to provide Construction Management/Landscape Construction Services during the 6 year Landscape Construction period. We worked and coordinated w' VA's VP of Construction Kent Rose, and their local Landscape Architect, Dennis Anderson & Associates, Alpine Civil Engineers, Shaw Construction, and Gallegos Masonry & Stone. GSB also Located/Tagged/Shipped several thousand trees & shrubs to the job site holding yard for distribution to the various projects during the 6 year construction period. Budget $10 million.

Leetown Barrier-Free Fishing Park

Leetown (Hopewell Run Recreation Area) is a Barrier-Free Fishing Park located in Leetown, West Virginia consisting of a Visitor's Center, 10 acre Trout Pond, 10 acre Bass Pond, 2 miles of Multi-Level Handicap Accessible Trails, and Fishing Platforms/Docks. GSB worked w' Merrick Civil Engineers to provide Recreational Master Planning, Landscape Design, Cost Estimating, Construction Documents, Construction Document Review, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor. Budget $6 million.

Village Greens

Village Greens is a large Sports Field Complex in Greenwood Village, CO next to the Cherry Creek Reservoir and Cherry Creek High School to be shared between the city and the high school, consisting of a large Park Shelter w' cooking/seating facilities, mulitple Soccer, Baseball/Softball, and Rugby fields. GSB worked w' THK Associates and The City of Greenwood Village to provide a Sports Field Master Plan, Grading Plan, Sod/Native Grass Plan, Water Usage Plan, and Construction Phasing Plan. Budget $2.5 million

The Center @ Evergreen

The Center @ Evergreen located in Evergreen, CO is a 20 acre campus/park consisting of Commercial Office Buildings, Pizza Hut, Colorado Bank. Evergreen Athletic Club, Tennis Courts, and Hiking/Biking Trails. GSB worked w' THK Associates to provide a Recreational Master Plan, Landscape & Irrigation Design, Site Signage, Pedestrian Bridges, Cost Estimating, Construction Documents, Construction Document Review, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor. Budget $2 million.

School Campus Planning

GSB worked w' THK Associates and Jefferson County Schools to provide a Sports Field Master Plan, Landscape Design, Construction Documents, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor for each of the 3 Jeffco Schools shown. Overall Budget $3 million.

Multi-Family Housing

These Multi-Family Housing projects located in Aurora, CO consisted of Master Planning, Entry Feature Monumentation, Landscape & Irrigation Design, Coordination w' other Consultants and the City, Cost Estimating, Construction Documents, Construction Document Review, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor, and Construction Administration & Observation Services (CA&O) as the Owner's Representative.

Horizon Center

Horizon Center is a Comprehensive Office Park/Hospital Development located in Thornton, CO consisting of Multiple Office Buildings, Pedestrian Plazas, Fountains, Streetscapes, and Sculptures. GSB worked w' Terraspec Design Group to provide Master Planning/Cost Estimating Services. Budget $10 million.

Green Mountain Recreation Center

The City of Lakewood, CO entered into an 'Ongoing Services Contract' w' GSB during a three (3) year period to provide Landscape & Irrigation Design, Cost Estimating, Construction Documents, Construction Document Review, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor for the Green Mountain Recreation Center. Budget $350K

City of Lakewood Parks

The City of Lakewood, CO entered into an 'Ongoing Services Contract' w' GSB during a three (3) year period to provide Landscape & Irrigation Design, Cost Estimating, Construction Documents, Construction Document Review, Bidding/Selection and Award to a Qualified Landscape Contractor for various Park Design/Development projects. Budget varied per project.

Golf Course Tee Renovations

GSB worked w' the Inverness Golf Course located in Englewood, CO to provide Existing Topographic Surveys for Tees & Greens that exhibited poor drainage, and then provide Grading Renovation Plans at one tenth"(1/10)/foot contour intervals and PVC Drainage System design to correct the poor grading and drainage issues.

High End Residential

These multiple High End Residential projects are located throughout the Denver, CO metro area and consist of one half (1/2) - ten (10) acre lots. GSB worked w' the Homeowners to provide a Landscape Master Plan for each property and guided them through a 40-80 hour Design Process that consisted of an Initial Site Walk/Consultation, determination of the Design Program, Conceptual Design incorporating the site walk/initial consultation/design program, Cost Estimate w' Construction Sequencing/Phasing, review of conceptual design w' Homeowner, and Final Landscape Master Plan. Budgets $25K - $250K GSB Landscape Design Fees 10% of Construction Cost. Construction Administration & Observation (CA&O), Tree Tagging, and Presentation to Homeowner's Associations and/or Architectural Design Review Boards are Additional GSB Time & Fees.

Beard Residence

GSB worked w' Coloco Landscape in Louisville, CO to provide comprehensive Design/Build services for the Beard Residence. The Landscape Design & Construction consisted of a fully landscaped one (1) acre lot w' a complete Outdoor Kitchen & Stone Fireplace,150-200 Trees, 500-700 Shrubs, Wood Fencing, Water Feature, Play Equipment, Dog Run, and Custom Flagstone Entry walk. Budget $350K.

Farley Residence

GSB worked w' William Poss & Associates Architects and their in-house Landscape Architect to provide additional Landscape Architectural Design and Construction Administration & Observation (CA&O) services for the Farley Residence located on the ski slopes in Snowmass, CO. The Landscape Design & Construction consisted of a fully landscaped one half (1/2) acre lot w' a complete Outdoor Kitchen & Stone Fireplace, large Spade Dug 15'-25' Blue Spruce & Aspen Trees, 500-700 Shrubs, 13' Gunite Jacuzzi w' adjacent Deck & Trellis Structure. Budget $750K.

Tracy Residence

GSB worked w' Artscapes in Littleton, CO to provide comprehensive Design/Build services for the Tracy Residence located in Franktown, CO. The Landscape Design & Construction consisted of formal and native landscaped two (2) acre lot w' large multiple stone patios, 100' cascading Water Feature, Native Trees & Grasses, and Irrigation System. Budget $300K.

Interior Featured Projects

At Penn State University I did my Senior Thesis on Interior Landscape Design & Tropical Plants for Commercial Spaces. The following are brief descriptions, photographs, and reduced drawings of the Interior Featured Projects that The GSB Design Group has worked on over the years. GSB has developed deep and extensive experience while providing comprehensive Landscape Architectural Services for dozens of Clients. (see Project Types and Services pages) GSB provided Interior Landscape Design/Construction Documents, Design/Specs for Interior Irrigation/Watering Systems, Cost Estimating, Floorplan Container Layout, Tropical Plant Lists, Lighting Studies, Insect Pest/Disease Maintenance Guidelines, Plant Tagging & Acquisition, Set Up & Coordinated Contract Growing Plans, and Construction Administration & Observation (CA&O) for the following Interior Featured Projects.

Denver International Airport

Interior Landscape Architectural Design & Planning

Scanticon Hotel & Conference Center

GSB Client: Scanticon Corporation. Budget $350K

Villa Italia Mall

GSB Client: Kravco Development Corporation. $250K

Republic Plaza

GSB Client: Republic Plaza Property management. Budget $50K

First Edition Inn

GSB Client: First Edition Shelter Group/VMR Architects. Budget $75K

Westminster Recreation Center

GSB Client: City Of Westminster, CO. Budget $50K

Port Plaza Mall

GSB Client: Herbst, Eppstein, Keller, & Chadek Inc./Ray Sachs Architect. Budget $100K