Serrano - Leed Certified
Architect / Client - M.David Paul Associates
Completed - 2009
Location - Encino, California 2.7 acres
The Serrano project promotes cultural continuity and landscape sustainability by preserving specimen trees and reconceiving an existing turf landscape into a more sustainable model.
KSA oriented the design around an existing 300 year old California Oak, one of the remaining few on Ventura Boulevard, removed all turf and preserved and transplanted the monumentally large specimen Jacaranda trees on the site.
By doing so, the site transformed into a leafy pocket green pocket park, refelecting the value placed on the landscape by the by the design team and showing respect for the local community's need for more parks.
Large boulders and gravel set among California native and mediterranean plants suggest decomposed granite pathways and streams of the nearby California sage scrub.