Allied Arts Guild

Location: Menlo Park

Project Type:

The “Old World” artisans’ community of the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, California, had fallen into serious disrepair over time. PGAdesign was retained to analyze the condition of existing features and to develop a rehabilitation plan for the elaborate gardens and Moorish courtyards as well as the artisans’ workshops and stores

Critical to the project’s success was PGAdesign’s understanding of exotic and Mediterranean plants, European vernacular landscapes, and the history of landscape architecture. The Guild’s signature array of horticultural diversity and excellence was not only restored but augmented and enhanced by two new courtyards designed by PGAdesign. Numerous Garden Rooms–with romantic names like Garden of Delight and Patio de las Flores–were restored to their original glory. PGAdesign’s plan also provided for rehabilitation of an elaborate array of historic handcrafted paths originally created by the Guild’s resident artisans.

AWARD

  • 2006 Restoration Award, California Preservation Foundation (CPF)

 

Location: Menlo Park

Project Type: Historic

The “Old World” artisans’ community of the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, California, had fallen into serious disrepair over time. PGAdesign was retained to analyze the condition of existing features and to develop a rehabilitation plan for the elaborate gardens and Moorish courtyards as well as the artisans’ workshops and stores

Critical to the project’s success was PGAdesign’s understanding of exotic and Mediterranean plants, European vernacular landscapes, and the history of landscape architecture. The Guild’s signature array of horticultural diversity and excellence was not only restored but augmented and enhanced by two new courtyards designed by PGAdesign. Numerous Garden Rooms–with romantic names like Garden of Delight and Patio de las Flores–were restored to their original glory. PGAdesign’s plan also provided for rehabilitation of an elaborate array of historic handcrafted paths originally created by the Guild’s resident artisans.

AWARD

  • 2006 Restoration Award, California Preservation Foundation (CPF)

 

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