Working closely with Standard Communities and Chee Salette Architecture, JETT Landscape Architecture + Design designed and renovated landscapes throughout the 854-unit,32 acre affordable apartment conversion project. Announced at the ULI Fall Meeting, the project was a Finalist for the 2018 Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable Housing Awards. Our designs converted existing high-water use artificial lakes into rain gardens and play areas and included a full package of upgraded site amenities, including a promenade, pool areas, outdoor daycare facilities and low water use planting and irrigation. At the time of completion, the project was the largest market-rate-to affordable housing conversion in California.
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New Commercial Landscape Design by JETT. We are proud to share our recently-constructed designs for the new Golden State Lumber sales yard in Concord, CA. Our designs called for exquisitely detailed iconic lumber industry references using sluiceways to channel stormwater, large river cobble in wire mesh cages and a laser-cut metal fence inspired by a cross-cut log section. Final detailing and implementation of our designs was completed by Camp & Camp Associates. Architecture by MBH Architects.
JETT LA + D designed this podium garden with bicycle pavilion, kitchen and lounging area to complement the contemporary architecture for 62 high end condominiums in San Mateo. Completed early this year the gardens provide a serene outdoor social space for residents to gather with
their friends and a space for dogs to socialize as well
JETT LA + DESIGN is excited to be part of the long-anticipated Site. A development at Alameda Point in Alameda CA. After 20 years of planning, Phase I of Site A will produce 637 housing units, which includes the 200-unit Block 9 project for moderate-income households designed by Pyatok Architects and JETT LA + Design. The plan for Block 9 also includes 10k SF of retail commercial development as part of this phase of development. The streetscape is designed to reference the surrounding neighborhood and provides residents with meadow-garden front yards which also function as stormwater treatment planters for the site. The residential courtyard design for Block 9 was inspired by the naval air history of Alameda Point and a private roof deck terrace offers residents an outdoor gathering space with views. Jett has been faced with some unique design challenges on this project, such as having to account for an anticipated site settlement of 2-5 inches over the next few decades, soil salinity challenges, and on-site stormwater treatment challenges.
Vegetated roofs are a valuable amenity in urban living. Providing a bit of nature, be it a small extensive garden roof or an intensive roof deck with trees and amenities for entertaining, can offer significant and quantifiable benefits to quality of our daily lives, contribute to reducing stormwater and utility costs, mitigate urban heat island effect, and raise real estate values.
photography credit: NY Times