At last night's AIASF Design Awards and Gala, MSLA and Pfau Long Architecture were awarded a special commendation for the rainwater collection and recycling system devised for 270 Brannan. It was an honor to collaborate with such a visionary design team, without whom, this innovative corporate courtyard could not have been realized. We'd like to extend our sincerest gratitude to the folks at AIA San Francisco for the award as well as our longtime clients and collaborators SKS Partners for engaging us in this exciting development project. 

For more on the award and design team, visit the AIA SF awards page here or Archinect's awards round-up here

Interested in the project? Scope our project page here


270 Brannan in the News

Collaborative efforts animate and inspire some of our most beloved landscapes. Landscape Architecture Magazine interviewed David about our 270 Brannan collaboration with concrete luminaries, Concreteworks. Together, we designed and fabricated a three ton, twenty foot long cistern to anchor the new office building's courtyard. Read the LAM post for details on the design, fabrication and unprecedented installation of the atrium-defining piece! Scope our project page for concept, site plan + photos.

St. James Park Design Competition

St. James Park c. 1907 |  M. Rieder

St. James Park c. 1907 | M. Rieder

MSLA, in collaboration with Jensen Architects, has been invited to advance to Phase II of the St. James Park Design Competition. As one of four design teams selected by the City of San Jose, we’re elated and honored for the opportunity to transform this historic site into a vital downtown destination—a vibrant expression of San Jose and its people.

We’re ideating with Jensen this week and can’t wait to dig in. Stay tuned for more as the competition evolves.

David Meyer is an ASLA Fellow

David Meyer is among 28 American Society of Landscape Architects' members elevated to the ASLA Council of Fellows for 2016. The Designation of Fellow is conferred on individuals in recognition of exceptional accomplishments over a sustained period of time:

"Fellowship is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members and recognizes the contributions of these individuals to their profession and society at large as demonstrated by their works, leadership and management, knowledge and service.” 

David will be recognized at the 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting Expo, October 21-24, in New Orleans. Learn more about the prestigious honor and 2016's new class of Fellows here.

Congratulations, David and class of 2016!