Bird Watcher's Residence

Location: Maple Valley, Washington

Scope: Concept design, schematic design, design development

Size: 5 acres

Program: Entry court, entry drive, native gardens and water features

Description: Designed as an extension of the natural environments on the property, the Bird Watcher’s site exemplifies a restorative and habitat encouraging design that is directly derived from the clients’ own vision as avid bird watchers. As a previously logged area, the property was cleared of refuse logging machinery and planted to provide habitat for birds and other native wildlife. Soil cut for the foundation was utilized to form sculptural landscape elements in an adjacent meadow, water collected from the roof is utilized in all water features and native plant materials were utilized throughout the design. Ever-present wildlife is a testament to the positive rehabilitation of the woodlands, wetlands and meadows where man and nature meet in simple harmony.

Press: 2004 WASLA Merit Award; June 2005 Landscape Architecture Magazine Cover Story