A very interesting article about the trials and tribulations of working with the municipalities in the North Bay. The principals at Firma Design Group have expertise in working with all of the municipalities and do everything we can, in our power, to make sure that your project moves forward with the utmost urgency. Although, as the article states, we do sometimes encounter interesting idiosyncracies with our governments…sometimes you just never know.
Archive for May, 2011
A local landscape architect, Sandra Reed, received national recognition for her volunteering and donation of expert time to the Petaluma Train Depot rose gardens. The recognition is well deserved and Firma Design Group principals congratulate her.
We would also like to let you all know that Marty, Michael and Mike all participate on a pro-bono basis for many local non-profits: Habitat for Humanity, Rotary, Petaluma School Districts, City of Novato and many others and have donated their expert time for these great causes. If you have a project that might need civil engineering or landscape architecture help, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Good article on how to think about what you might enjoy in your backyard. If you have a favorite place to visit or enjoy, maybe that would influence your landscape/backyard/frontyard designs?
This project is going through the County of Sonoma’s building permit review process currently. A custom residence with an auto-court, native landscaping (including Tuscan influence), large travertine patios, custom pool and patio, bocce ball court and a pool house, it will be a paradise for the owners.
Parking lots that do more than store cars, look good and provide habitat for fauna, interesting article about designing parking lots. I look forward to designing more of these!
We have been featured in Stone World Magazine, http://www.stoneworld.com/Articles/Feature_Article/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000001006314, it is a great article and a good read! Check it out