David A. Gross AIA
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If climate modification and slope stabilization can be accomplished through landscaping . . .

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Then, utilize built landscaping features and the strategic placement of trees and other plant materials to enhance site integrity.

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Plant decidous trees on south aspects to provide summer shade, and coniferous trees on north aspects to moderate cold northwest winds and drifting snow.

Terracing slopes controls erosion, distributes water more evenly to support plantlife, and dramatizes garden displays.

Terracing should follow contour lines and helps to integrate the building to the site.

Trees and berms planted with foliage can be used to screen objectionable views and decrease vehicular noise.

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1.1 Inhabit the Site

1.4 Climate Responsive Design

1.5 South Facing Outdoors

1.8 Positive Outdoor Space

1.11 Focused Garden

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David A. Gross / 970-901-988 / 1631 Emerson Street 309, Denver CO 80218

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