AHBE is currently working with the City of Long Beach to deliver entry improvements to the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach, California. In additional to new pedestrian walking paths, native landscaping, and an outdoor classroom – a new pedestrian bridge and signature boulder will welcome visitors to the site and provide a transition from the urban environment to a more natural experience. The park is scheduled to open in early-2017.
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We live in Eagle Rock. It gets hot. A couple of years ago, we decided to make the plunge and install central air in our little 1922 bungalow. When the unit was being installed – on our roof, no less (thank you, narrow residential lot) – I noticed a PVC line being routed along the roof and down the side of the house: for drainage of air conditioning condensate.
I began to notice just how much water was being generated…and discharged into the dirt. This water begged to be captured. The solution was simple: I cut the PVC line, attached a threaded fitting, and ran a super-short hose into a bucket. On a warm summer evening, as our 1,400-square-foot house cools down, the 4-gallon bucket fills up in less than an hour! In the morning we pour the contents to water our lemon trees.
In a few months, I’ll let you know if the lemons have a peculiar aftertaste.
*This of course begs the question: is air conditioner water sanitary?
Jim Hellinger joined the team at AHBE Landscape Architects in the summer of 2014. In this video, Jim shares his thoughts on what makes for an interesting project, the use of native plant material, and what he would need to survive on the desert island.
Heejae Lee is a Landscape Designer at AHBE Landscape Architects. In this video Heejae talks about what inspires him, including community engagement and the boundaries between art and the urban environment.
Jennifer Salazar is a Senior Landscape Architect with AHBE Landscape Architects. In this video, Jennifer provides some insight into the studio design process, alongside the challenges and rewards of working on projects which help the people of Los Angeles utilize the city’s transit system.