Over Yonder Cay - The Bahamas
TBG was responsible for the master planning and landscape architecture of this 72-acre, private residential island in the Exuma island chain of the Bahamas. The island master plan includes a private marina, four luxury villas, beach enhancements, nature trails, terraced formal gardens, infinity-edge pools, spas and water features, viewing terraces, a solar field and wind farm, lawn amphitheater, maintenance facility and on-site nursery. The island is powered entirely by renewable energy, including a 375kW solar field on 1.5 acres as well as a 300kW wind turbine system.
Ningbo Zixiang Paradise Crowne Plaza Resort – Ningbo, China
In collaboration with the architecture firm HKS, TBG created a dynamic plan for the Ningbo Zixiang Paradise Crowne Plaza Resort based around a unique dragon motif, melding cultural significance, through the ancient Chinese symbol of the earth dragon, with sophisticated contemporary design sensibilities.
The plan elegantly responds to the site and represents a dragon coiled upon the southeastern shore of the East China Sea, with the dragon’s head resting atop mountains to the north. The dragon’s body is articulated through a meandering hotel framework, and a pier extending out to the sea represents the dragon’s arm holding a radiant pearl, which will be an event space and high-end restaurant. The arm also features four protruding scales that serve as private waterfront cabanas. Additional plan elements include compelling water features, an oceanfront pool and lush plantings.
Telfair – Sugar Land, Texas
One of the nation’s most successful master-planned communities, Telfair encompasses 2,000 acres and was borne from a shared vision seeking to create a multifaceted community evoking the historic character of Southern cities like Savannah, Georgia. TBG project team members actually visited Savannah for research, and the integration of planning and landscape architecture from the beginning was essential to developing the overall story. The project has expanded for many years while continuing to focus on the original theme established at the onset.
All project features from the initial planning to the layout of streets and design of individual neighborhoods and parks are rooted in that historic concept, resulting in a unique community built around a story established at the project’s onset. TBG has worked on this project for many years and it has been a truly collaborative effort that has spanned all of the firm’s Texas offices. TBG created a pedestrian-oriented design organized around extensive trail systems and a winding central lake with subsidiaries located inside two of Telfair’s lifestyle communities. A regional park situated within the site integrates with amenity centers, schools and commerce to make Telfair a livable, walkable community.
Park Seventeen – Dallas, Texas
A LEED Gold mixed-use development in Uptown Dallas, Park Seventeen includes a 19-story office tower and adjacent residential tower linked by a seven-story parking garage and ground-floor retail.
TBG designed the park and pool terrace atop the parking structure as a multipurpose amenity deck, which unites the two towers, provides usable outdoor space and reduces the local heat island effect. Along with an infinity edge pool, amenities include an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, glass-walled fitness center and artificial turf lawn, which is used for outdoor fitness and yoga classes.
Cinco Ranch Southwest – Katy, Texas
One of the nation’s fastest-growing master-planned communities, Cinco Ranch Southwest is a multifaceted residential development outside Houston.
A pedestrian-oriented design integrates extensive trails around a central lake, providing exceptional connectivity, and amenities include a popular recreation center, the LEED Silver-certified Lake House, and a water park and pool complex. Cinco Ranch was the No. 3 best-selling U.S. master-planned community for 2010.
Market Street – The Woodlands, Texas
TBG employed a small-town Texas aesthetic to generate urban appeal and create a long-absent town center with a sense of history. This mixed-use lifestyle center is a walkable development incorporating activated streetscapes responding to specific periods in Texas history. TBG’s design combines a central park, stylized courtyards, interactive water features and site furnishings to develop points of interest while respecting established development regulations.
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas – Austin, Texas
The world’s first LEED Platinum medical facility and first LEED for Healthcare Platinum project, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas emphasizes the restorative powers of nature through sustainable design that includes innovative healing spaces. An interior courtyard features themed environments reflecting the biodiversity of Central Texas via plant species representing the six ecoregions within the hospital’s 46-county service area.
Defined by passive and active spaces, a three-acre healing garden includes a labyrinth, human sundial, butterfly garden, floating granite ball fountain, reflecting pond, fish pond incorporating recycled glass and multimedia movie plaza.
Expansion efforts included a third bed tower that was completed in the summer of 2013; TBG played an integral role in this effort, which included a new healing garden between the two southernmost towers, a memorial plaza with integrated donor naming opportunities for fundraising, and new main entry landscape.
Grand Solmar – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
An illustrious resort on the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, Grand Solmar is an unparalleled oceanfront destination.
This remarkable getaway is elegantly situated between the waterfront and dramatic mountains, providing an incomparable backdrop to recharge. From intricate designs in the walkways to the astounding vistas around every turn, exacting attention to detail defines what has become one of Cabo San Lucas’ premier resort destinations.