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Lifescape’s Dan DeGrush Wins CARE Award

Dan DeGrush right and John Buchanan with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.

Lifescape’s Dan DeGrush (right) and John Buchanan (middle) with Colorado Design Consortium won a CARE Award from HBA for Landscape Remodel.

We at Lifescape Colorado are proud to announce that our Landscape Architect Dan DeGrush recently won a CARE Award for Landscape Remodel.

The 19th annual CARE Awards (Colorado Awards for Remodeling Excellence) were presented on September 19 by the Custom Builder & Remodeler Council (CBRC) of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Metro Denver.

This year’s Gala event was held at The Dome at AMG in Greenwood Village, recognizing exemplary remodeling work throughout the area with 50 winners in a variety of categories. The CARE Awards are open to all and judged blind by local volunteers to ensure fair competition.

DeGrush was awarded his gold medal for work with the Colorado Design Consortium, five design industry professionals including Lifescape’s owner Michael Hupf who use their extensive collective knowledge to provide for their luxury residential clients.

We’re proud of Dan’s success, showcasing our company culture of creating a beautiful landscape with an emphasis on sustainability. You can see for yourself by dropping by our new offices, slightly south of Platte River Drive or contact us at 303.831.8310 and schedule a time to sit down with one of our experts.

What Makes a Modern Style Landscape?

Like architecture and interior design, landscape architecture is an art. It requires special knowledge and understanding of how shapes, lines, colors and materials can be carefully and creatively combined to achieve an aesthetic that is beautiful and engaging. Everything from the borders of flower beds to the types of grasses and materials used for retaining walls can be thoughtfully chosen to achieve a landscape with a certain look and feel. And since modern rustic residential and commercial designs continue to be a top trend in Colorado and beyond, we’d like to take a closer look at the design elements that are commonly found in modern style landscape architecture.

Here are a few strategies that can be implemented to achieve a sleek, modern style landscape to complement a modern style home or building for a cohesive look that maximizes curb appeal and – as founder of Landscape Design Advisor Allen Quay puts it – “magnifies the beauty of nature with the sophistication of modern living.”

Create clean lines.

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Create contrasts with plants and other materials like metal or concrete.

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Play up texture or incorporate abstract patterns.

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Use light in unique ways.

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Work in geometric shapes.

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In his article “Preserving the Modern Landscape,” Lawrence Halprin reminds us the importance of thoughtful landscape design.

“The quality and character of all cities is dependent on design. This includes the design of buildings and, perhaps more importantly, the design of open spaces (streets, plazas, parks, river edges, etc.). These open spaces have been designed over time and all together are what we term landscape architecture.”

If you are looking to enhance your home or commercial building to – in turn – further enhance the beautiful city of Denver, contact the passionate and experienced landscaping experts at Lifescape in Colorado.

What does your Landscape say about your Business?

Does your business’ landscape grab the attention of passersby? When you look at the landscape, does it properly represent your business? When it comes to attracting those passing potential customers, it’s important to get their attention first. The outside of your business is the first thing they see and often times will determine if they will come inside or not.

People in general are attracted to visually pleasing things, it’s no different when it comes to outdoor environments.

From corporate environments to quaint plaza shops, the landscape can make a difference for business and your employees. Creating outdoor areas where someone can enjoy their lunch or a quick break is a great for any business.

Are you trying to figure out a way to make your business standout? Then your landscape is a great place to start. Contact a designer at Lifescape for more information on how your business’ landscape can be improved.

Green Roofs: A Top Design Trend of 2011

According to Builder online magazine, one of the top ten design trends of 2011 was green roofs. If you are not familiar with the term green roof, it is the term coined for “a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems. “ – wikipedia.org 

It is becoming so popular that commercial and residential properties alike are requesting it more and more. These green roofs are great for kitchen gardens, community gardens and common areas where employees in urban environments can enjoy a green retreat. There are even restaurants that utilize roof gardens for fresher ingredients.

Denver Botanical Garden Green Roof. Photo credit: dustygedge.co.uk

So don’t let that fact that you are in an urban community deter you from a green space to call your own. If you live in the Denver or Boulder area and want to know more about creating a green space in your community, contact Lifescape Associates at 303-831-8310.









The Benefits of Commercial Landscaping

When you own a business, first impressions mean a great deal. Your business’ landscaping is the first thing your potential customers see before they even open the doors. That’s why it’s important to make sure your business’ landscaping is looking its best.

Having professional commercial landscaping has many advantages:

  • Presents an inviting environment to your customers and potential customers
  • As a company,  it’s a great contribution to the local environment
  • Helps to create an enjoyable work environment for staff
  • Improves the general perception of the business

Lifescape Associates is currently working on a commercial landscaping project for The Briarwood Restaurant in Golden, Colorado, just outside of Denver.  This restaurant has been around for over 40 years and has quite a history in the community. Lifescape Associates is working on enhancing the Briarwood Restaurant’s landscaping features, without taking away from its character.

Known as a popular Denver area wedding destination, the space you see is a new outdoor patio and wedding venue.  It is complete with a fireplace, water feature, patio, arbor structure, elegant outdoor lighting and green lawn for large tent structure.

This is a Lifescape Associates work in progress, so make sure you stay tuned to the blog for updates and to see the finished project.

Give Lifescape Associates a call at 303-831-8310 if you’re in need of commercial landscaping services in Colorado.