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.

The 19-story office tower’s expansive glass façade exhibits the final waning moments of a picturesque sunset for patrons lounging amid the amenity deck’s refined environs.

A bird’s-eye view showcases the unique geometries inherent in the amenity deck’s pool and terraced steps, which provide greater interest and respond to the structural needs below. 

Wrought-iron chairs and stainless-steel tables afford chic and durable seating opportunities. 

The deck accommodates upscale leisure in a setting with outstanding downtown views. 

An outdoor kitchen area allows for open-air dining against a backdrop of dramatic urban architecture. 

Tranquil sounds from the pool’s jets combine with elegant furniture, planters and mature trees to achieve an urbane ambience.

Project team: Bryan Padgham and Jim Manskey

Details

  • Shared amenity deck on seventh floor serving a residential tower and adjacent office tower in Dallas, Texas
  • Deck serves as visual link between downtown core, Woodall Rodgers Park and uptown
  • Project team hoisted a 30,000-pound live oak onto the seventh-floor amenity deck
  • Mow patterns in the artificial turf lawn create an authentic, ballpark-like feel

Park Seventeen - Dallas


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.

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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.

A pedestrian-oriented design with an extensive trail system makes spending time outdoors convenient and enjoyable.

Lush landscaping affords an inviting and scenic sense of place throughout Telfair.

Historically inspired bridges and traditional materials like brick evoke the aesthetic character of great Southern cities.

Grand crape myrtles provide shade, scale and interest along one of Telfair’s many walkable pathways.

(L to R): Lauren Norton, Lindsey Yucuis, Blake Coleman, Yan Wang, Amy Harr, Drew Mengwasser, Melanie Ames

Details

  • 2,000-acre master-planned community in Sugar Land, Texas
  • Community vision inspired by great Southern cities like Savannah, Georgia
  • Pedestrian-oriented design includes extensive trail system connecting all community elements
  • Expansive central lake provides stormwater detention and a prominent visual amenity
  • Central Hall and Recreation Center provides residents with high-quality recreation recreational opportunities including a pool and aquatic play area
  • Historically inspired bridges and expansive open space are defining characteristics of the community 
  • Home to Houston Museum of Natural Science at Telfair, which opened fall 2009

Telfair - Sugarland, Texas


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.

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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 is one of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities.

Wetland plants provide natural filtration for the development’s detention ponds and waterways as well as aesthetic appeal.

An extensive trail system connects neighborhoods and provides scenic walking, jogging and cycling opportunities. 

Children delight in the community’s abundance of naturalistic recreation opportunities. 

Families enjoy the abundance of convenient recreational opportunities. 

Project Team: David Stuart, Justin Lindabury, Jason Nobbe, Chris Jackson, Tom Afflerbach, John Farrer, Katie Robillard and Tom Cox

Details

  • 2,018-acre master-planned community in Katy, Texas
  • The Lake House includes a rainwater-harvesting system with a 5,000-gallon cistern and large bioswale that provide irrigation for the surrounding landscape
  • The water park and pool complex use saline water, rather than chlorine or traditional chemicals, benefitting pool users and the environment
  • This top-selling community includes a pedestrian-oriented design and numerous amenities
  • Network of greenbelt trails connects community components

Cinco Ranch Southwest - Katy, Texas


A pedestrian-oriented design integrates extensive trails around a central lake, providing exceptional connectivity to a variety of community amenities. 

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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.

Pedestrians on a paver crosswalk with planters in the foreground. 

Market Street’s central park is well used by patrons. 

The development is a hub of activity. 

Project team: Drew Mengwasser, Susan Cita, Meade Mitchell, Bill Odle

Project team: Drew Mengwasser, Susan Cita, Meade Mitchell, Bill Odle

Details

  • The stylistic approach for Market Street was derived from nostalgia for small-town Texas.
  • Market Street’s Central Park is an oval-shaped, multifunctional space, depressed from the curb level, that serves as the development’s unifying focal point. This 26,000-square-foot green space includes an open lawn, fountains, planters and seating.
  • Nearly 20 works of public art, as well as colorful mosaic pavements and mosaic walls in the European alley, deliver a sophisticated ambience.
  • An elevated, interactive fountain with LED lights is a popular feature that doubles as a stage for musical events.
  • An alley known as “the mews” provides a passive, stone plaza seating area with outdoor furniture.
  • The main pedestrian activity area, the central park, provides 26,000 square feet of human-scaled, multipurpose green space.
  • Activities range from individually organized club and retailer events, to civic and Market Street sponsored events.

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.

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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.

Boundaries blur between resort pools and an impossibly blue ocean.

Boulders and palms frame majestic views.

Taking a dip has never been easier.

Infinity-edge pools appear to float on the ocean.

Jacuzzi Las Olas – A wonderful place to enjoy the sunset.

Project team: Dean Wilson, Bryan Padgham and Kent Mendenhall

Details

  • The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is one of the most diverse seas on the planet
  • The area hosts many migratory species every year and humpback whales, manta rays and thousands of sea birds frequent the area
  • 3-hectare oceanfront resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Locally sourced materials from adjacent mountains
  • Outdoor dining terraces, pools, beach club

Grand Solmar - Cabo San Lucas


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.

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City Place – Fort Worth, TX

TBG provided urban design services as well as master plan coordination to successfully transform the former Tandy Center into Fort Worth’s City Place development as part of the largest mixed-use redevelopment project in downtown Fort Worth. The success of the redevelopment has revitalized the environment around the two existing towers, adding to the vibrancy of the downtown urban core and enhancing the lease potential of both One City Place and Two City Place.

 

The project presented unique challenges as well as opportunities, including a significant logistical challenge: facilitating a renovation of the property’s on-structure areas, including those extending out into the street. Existing documents were not available and there were pertinent technical requirements to assess the depth of the below-grade structure as well as the load-bearing capabilities to support proposed new landscape and hardscape improvements.

 

One of the project’s great successes was convincing city officials not to cut through Second Street, but rather to convert it to a pedestrian mews, which has resulted in a much more inviting urban setting. The project was honored with a 2015 Downtown Fort Worth Trailblazer Award. 

One of the project’s great successes was convincing city officials not to cut through Second Street, but rather to convert it to a pedestrian mews, which has resulted in a much more inviting urban setting. 

The entire plaza is on structure and coordination prior to and during construction was extremely important to ensure the design intent was met.

 There is an LED light approximately every 2” on the inside of the light box to ensure even light distribution.

A clean and contemporary urban aesthetic provides a sophisticated sense of place. 

The urban setting is an ideal place to unwind and get lost in a moment. 

Details

A place where…

  • A former hub of activity has been reimagined for contemporary living
  • People find refuge and tranquility amid bustling urban environs
  • The stresses of a busy day melt away
  • Citizens and visitors from all walks of life find common ground

City Place - Fort Worth, Texas


TBG designed the development’s streetscape and retail frontage along Throckmorton in addition to creating an urban plaza and motor court. The streetscape design includes a more formal hardscape and planting scheme to tie the area into the rest of downtown Fort Worth, while the urban plaza articulates a motif of organic, oval forms. The overall effort helped revitalize a key portion of the downtown urban core and enhanced the lease market viability of One City Place and Two City Place. 

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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 3-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 renovations to the healing garden and a new entry into the garden from the two southernmost towers, a memorial plaza with integrated donor naming opportunities for fundraising, and adaptation of the pond to include aquatic plants and organisms.

The colorful human sundial utilizes the user’s shadow to indicate the correct time and teaches an important lesson about how the sun’s position in the sky relates to the earth’s rotation. 

The healing garden allows patients to escape the often sterile and confining feeling associated with spending many hours in a hospital bed. 

The pond is a key organizing element of the 3-acre healing garden and provides a habitat for aquatic plants and fish. 

The overall garden setting accommodates a wide variety of therapeutic functions ranging from passive recreation to more interactive and engaging recreational opportunities. 

Project Team: Jaime Vickrey, Jeff Raudabaugh, Brittany Andrews, Kelli Taylor and Justin Lindabury

Details

A place where…

  • Gardens facilitate healing
  • Patients celebrate victories
  • Caregivers find respite
  • Families reconnect outdoors
  • The landscape plays an integral therapeutic role

Dell Children's Medical Center - Austin, Texas


TBG played a key role in Dell Children’s expansion by including a new healing garden, a memorial plaza with integrated donor naming opportunities for fundraising, and new entry landscape into the healing garden from the hospital.

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Luci and Ian Family Garden – Austin, TX

A Pilot Project for the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Luci and Ian Family Garden is a multifaceted educational play environment for children as well as an outdoor laboratory for testing sustainable development techniques.

 

Located on 4.5 acres of woodland and meadow in south Austin, the garden features more than a dozen interactive and educational features forged from native materials, providing hands-on learning opportunities with valuable lessons in biology, ecology, botany, hydrology, geology and related sciences.

 

Primary project goals included minimizing site disturbance and reusing on-site materials, testing and demonstrating innovative water use strategies, and providing a safe and immersive natural environment for children to interact and learn. 

The Hill Country Grotto is one of the garden’s most popular features.

This whimsical play environment articulates numerous educational principles in biology, ecology, botany, hydrology, geology and related sciences. 

Grapevines sourced from the project site were woven together to create giant birds’ nests, demonstrating how birds create habitat in nature.

 Unstructured play in natural environments provides myriad benefits for children and is an important component of their growth and development. 

Centrally located, the garden incorporates a series of immersive natural features, whimsical play areas, outdoor classrooms and gardens with safe, interactive and educational play features. 

Walls inside the grotto cave are adorned with Texas-inspired pictographs.

Details

A place where…

  • Children learn through-hands on play
  • Experts test sustainable techniques
  • Native plants express a regional vernacular
  • Education and science come to life

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Luci and Ian Family Garden - Austin, Texas


TBG implemented a master plan rooted in education, sustainability and native plants for this 4.5-acre garden while adhering to ever-evolving SITES criteria to obtain certification as a Pilot Project.  

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Sienna Plantation089 Sienna Plantation   Missouri City, TX

Waterfront trails encourage an active lifestyle.


DETAILS:
  • 10,500-acre master-planned community in Missouri City, Texas
  • Nation’s No. 18 best-selling master-planned community in 2011
  • Extensive parks and trails system
  • Resort-like amenities
  • 150-acre Sienna Sports Complex
  • 12-acre Club Sienna recreation complex
  • 34 parks
  • Sienna Plantation Golf Club
  • Sienna South
  • Pedestrian-oriented community design
  • Mature live oaks and elms in the Brazos River corridor

SiennaPlan Sienna Plantation   Missouri City, TX


Sienna Plantation105 Sienna Plantation   Missouri City, TX


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Water slides, spill buckets, multiple pools and beach-style entries are some of the water-based recreational amenities enjoyed by community members.


Sienna Johnson Development 2 Sienna Plantation   Missouri City, TX

The 150-acre Sienna Sports Complex includes multiple athletic fields in addition to trails, playgrounds and gardens.


Sienna Johnson Development 4 Sienna Plantation   Missouri City, TX