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5 Pool Concepts That Will Have You Stoked for Summer

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The quickest way to get in an endless summer state of mind! 1. This organically shaped pool with modern accents and plenty of lounge space is perfect for an epic pool party 2. This rectangular shaped pool has a nearby modern fireplace, super-cool modern shade structure, and plenty of outdoor[…]

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Here at Stack Rock Group We Solve Problems for Architects

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By: Jesse Buster, PLA, ASLA | Stack Rock Group – Landscape Architecture Here at Stack Rock Group we’re in the business of solving problems for our clients. Often times, our clients are architects. Problems we routinely help with are quickly turning around a suddenly-needed landscape plan, helping the client know all design possibilities[…]

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We Make Buildings Better

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We have a saying here at Stack Rock Group: “A building in a parking lot is just a building in a parking lot and a park without people doesn’t matter.” Great parks need to be accessible by people and great buildings need to be surrounded by natural life. The best[…]

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Here’s Exactly How to Get Rid of Those ‘Too Wet’ or ‘Too Dry’ Spots in Your Lawn Once and For All

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By: Michael Williams Does your lawn have dry spots? Does your lawn have areas that remain wet throughout the year? Have you ever walked outside to discover your irrigation system is over-spraying your house, walkways, and patio’s!!? Chances are you’re experiencing a very common occurrence I like to call ‘regular[…]

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We Hit Deadlines

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Most consultants aren’t good at hitting deadlines, or so we’ve been told by numerous architects. Architects are under a lot of pressure to deliver multiple projects to multiple clients simultaneously. There are so many moving parts to wrangle; consultants, engineers, client meetings, cities, codes, stakeholders, etc.⠀⠀The last thing an architect[…]

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Top 10 Reasons to Add Native Plants to Your Landscape

When most people hear the terms “native plants,” “Xerisacpe,” or “drought tolerant” they immediately think of sagebrush. Unfortunately this couldn’t be further from the truth. Native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees do so much for a landscape. No matter your geographic location when you add native plants to your landscape:[…]

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Josh’s 3D Secrets

By: Josh Webb Have you ever wondered how Pixar gets all that detail in their landscapes and characters? To the point you can see the fabrics stitching on a characters shirt or the particles of dirt and moss in the ridges of a rock. Well I’m here to “Break the[…]

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Is Design At A Paradigm Shift?

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By: Jesse Buster In a recent ArchDaily article Steven Holl claims “It’s not a great moment, there are a lot of bad architects,” attributing to his successes of award winning projects. This reminds me of the 2014 ArchDaily article where Frank Gehry claimed that Today’s Architecture is (Mostly) “Pure Shit.”[…]

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CASE STUDY: HP Inc. Corvallis Oregon Campus Sustainable Landscape Project

Project Name:Location:Date Designed:Date Construction Completed:Cost:Size:Landscape Architect: Client:Consultants: Managed By:Cost Comparison:Biome ane Ecoregion: HP Inc. Corvallis, Oregon CampusCorvallis, OregonSpring 2018Fall 2018$404,000179.34 acresWill Howard, PLA, ASLAStack Rock Group, Inc., Boise, Idaho HP Inc. Corvallis, Oregon CampusJJ Howard EngineersMcMillen Jacobs AssociatesOregon State UniversityHeritage SeedlingsJLL and Kellermeyer Bergensons ServicesTBDTemperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests Context:[…]

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