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Top 10 Reasons to Add Native Plants to Your Landscape

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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

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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

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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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2018 Land8 Social Media Awards

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Recently Land8 announced the winners of their inaugural Social Media Awards for Landscape Architecture. To our bewilderment, we were among the winners. Categories were for Landscape Architecture firms (like Stack Rock Group), individual landscape architects, and for Allied Organizations (like the ASLA). Since day one, social media has been a[…]

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Organic Modeling

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By: Josh Webb In the office our primary modeling tool is SketchUp. SketchUp is great for quick, easy and efficient 3D Modeling. We are able to keep our polycount low and texture a model within minutes which is great when it comes to working with these large landscape models. Polycount[…]

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Happy Birthday Will!

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Today we wish our Principal Landscape Architect Will Howard, PLA, ASLA Happy Birthday! May today be the start of a year filled with good luck, good health and much happiness! -Everyone at Stack Rock Group

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Five Years of Trevor

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December 2018 marks a historic point in time here at Stack Rock Group.December 2018 marks five years of Trevor. Over the past five years Trevor has designed hundreds of projects, grown and developed professionally, and transformed himself into a nationally-recognized leader in 3D architectural modeling and architectural rendering.  Trevor, Thank[…]

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