Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

AUG 2018

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Above and Right Award: Sustainability Contractor: Changing Landscapes, Inc. At the completion of the project, the Contemporary Asian Tea Garden in Boulder became a landscape of sustainability. Wherever possible, existing rocks, trees and plants were repurposed to create a con- temporary, sustainable landscape. For instance, 95% of the rocks that existed onsite were used to construct the retaining wall. The unwanted steel, cardboard and paper were recycled, trees and shrubs composted, and planting pots returned to the nursery. Colorado Buff Flagstone and Red Flagstone are laid on the ground. A stream flows underneath the teahouse to provide a cooling effect, thereby eliminating the need for air conditioning. LC DBM 42 LC DBM Below and Left Award: Landscape Construction Contractor: Changing Landscapes, Inc. Changing Landscapes, Inc. is an award recipient for their Lee Garden project, also in Boulder. The development held challenges because the landscape was situated on a steep slope. With limited access, the patio and water feature areas had to be jackhammered or dug by hand. A specialty crane lifted two-ton boul- ders over the house. The boulders were installed to retain the slope, producing five waterfalls. A concrete fire pit stands on a flagstone patio and surrounding it are benches made of moss rock walls and caped with flagstone.

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