Melendrez at Green Build

October 05, 2016

Streets are no longer just places to move vehicles – they are the future opportunity for the city’s landscape. Jen Packer, Consulting Landscape Architect at Melendrez, will co-present case studies at Green Build’s annual conference here in Los Angeles tomorrow.  On Saturday, she will also lead a site walk of another Melendez project--Marsh Park--a former glass factory that was rehabilitated into a vibrant urban landscape connecting visitors to the LA River and bike trail. 

Urbanity, Transit, and Much Needed Open Space

September 28, 2016

Transit, undeniably, is transforming the way LA looks and moves.  Public life in Los Angeles is increasingly being experienced in urban clusters around light rail, more continuously connecting users to home, work, and respite.  Meléndrez is pleased have designed two marquee projects, each at different stages of completion, that weave existing stand-alone rail stations into the urban fabric.  In Chinatown, Blossom Plaza links the elevated Gold Line to Broadway thr

LADOT ANOUNCES MY FIGUEROA TO BREAK GROUND IN OCTOBER

September 19, 2016

We are thrilled to see this groundbreaking project for Los Angeles FINALLY break ground!!! Focused on connecting neighborhoods and broadening the modal split along DTLA's primary North-South corridor, the My Figueroa project will inject protected cycletracks into the urban fabric, and continue to shift our transit identity

 

JENNIFER PACKER JOINS AIA PANEL TO DISCUSS WATER CONSERVATION AND DESIGN

June 29, 2016

Jennifer Packer joined a fantastic AIA panel to discuss early engagement of Landscape Architects to achieve shared goals. Her talk focused on utilization of onsite recycled water through cisterns, setting expectations of what a drought tolerant/native landscape looks like in the urban context, and definign the role and function of landscape in midrise and tower project as development goes up, not out. 

http://www.aiapf.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=815172&group

 

 

 

FLYING TREES AT 10000 SANTA MONICA

June 29, 2016

Dozens of large caliber specimen trees are being craned onto the 2-acre garden located on the 3rd floor podium over the project's parking garage

MELENDREZ SUMMER INTERNS

June 21, 2016

Melendrez is very pleased and excited to have three talented landscape interns join our studio for the summer. Pictured are Zheng Guo from the University of Southern California, Xiaoyang Wang from the University of Pennsylvania and Haoyang Li from the University of Texas at Austin.

JU LIU JOINS MELENDREZ

June 20, 2016

After completing a Bachelor of Urban Planning at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2011, and a Masters of Landscape Architect at Louisiana State Univeristy in 2014, Ju initiated her career in the Pacific Northwest working on a range of projects including museuma, academic campuses, a civic park, and urban streets.  Joining the Melendrez studio in March of 2016, Ju is inspired by elegant aesthetics and the sensitive awareness balance of environment and urban context, bringing a deep rigor to her design approach.

MELENDREZ SELECTED AS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT FOR NEW CHICAGO TOWER

June 20, 2016

Melendrez was recently selected by Crescent Heights to be the Landscape Architect for a new 77-story residential tower in Chicago, Illinois. Located at the South end of historic Grant Park, Melendrez is collaborating with Rafael Vinoly Architects PC and Rockwell Group on this iconic new highrise around which a series of twelve garden spaces spiral and ascend from the 16th floor up to the 76th! 

BLOSSOM PLAZA COMPLETED

June 18, 2016

Construction on Forest City's Blossom Plaza has been completed and it is now open to the public. Built entirely over subterranean parking, Blossom Plaza is a mixed use development comprised of three distinct exterior spaces: the Retail Walk, the Fountain Square, and the Courtyard. The Retail Walk and the Courtyard both draw influence from traditional Shanghai residential alleys or Longtangs. The Fountain Square forms an important new public plaza and link from North Broadway through to the Metro Gold Line Chinatown station platform.

E. ALLAN SPULECKI JOINS MELÉNDREZ

April 01, 2016

Meléndrez is pleased to welcome its newest Associate Principal, E. Allan Spulecki, a landscape architect to direct and oversee design across the firm.

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