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Alder Landscape Architecture has a solid reputation in the Bay Areas of San Francisco for providing first class landscape design services.

We are a professional Landscape Architect firm headed by Glenn Rogers, RLA and have a A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

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Mr. Rogers recently was honored by being included in the magazine "Landscape Architecture and Specifier News" in the October 2022 issue. This recognition stated Alder Landscape Architecture to be a firm of importance in Northern California. For more information, click here.

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Ortiz Residence, San Jose, CA

Submission by Alder Landscape Architecture

Ortiz Residence

Of the materials to make exposed aggregate concrete. This design is in a Japanese tradition with concrete pads separated by 4" voids with larger pebbles in between. The wall has a veneer of San Francisco cobble which lined the streets of old San Francisco historically and was provided by clipper ships requiring ballast as they made the difficult trip around Cape Horn, South America. A lead mask of a Lion Head is present to provide "white noise" into the fountain. A bench is present for guests that linger as they are returning home and wish to enjoy the lovely setting.

The backyard pool and spa are located next to the Master Bedroom. The closer a landscape feature is next to the house, the more likely it will be used. Water falls into the pool at a greater depth since the elevation of the patio leading from the Master Bedroom is higher than the backyard finish grade. Slate tile is used close to the spa and residence but returns to exposed aggregate around the perimeter of the pool.

The upcoming Custom Residential Issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News saw many firms submit their projects for feature consideration. This project was not chosen for a Feature in the issue, but we at thought the project deserved to be showcased online . . .

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