Urban Landscape Design and Construction San Diego
For the greater part of three decades Urban Landscape has brought premier landscape design and construction services to San Diego County. Prior to the economic downturn Urban Landscape was active throughout the North and Central San Diego County area providing comprehensive landscape design, construction, and custom pool building services. In 2009 with the slowdown in housing Urban found themselves focusing more on Orange County niches of high end custom projects that remained resilient despite economic adversity. Starting in 2013 with housing making a comeback Urban Landscape is once again actively focusing on the unique and diverse market of San Diego County. With a satellite branch near picturesque Del Mar, Urban is bringing its personal care and expertise in construction, and weaving it with unparalleled creative flair in landscape design throughout the San Diego area.
Why San Diego?
With the 8th largest city in the United States San Diego County is a one of a kind amalgam of geological and cultural diversity. With 70 Miles of coastline San Diego experiences both Mediterranean and semiarid climates. Most of this coastal area is sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Laguna Mountains. The majority of Urban Landscape work is found in this costal to semi-coastal zone. With often stunning views of the Pacific to the west, and mild climates suitable for unique plant combinations, Urban Landscapes creative team works to blend each homeowner’s unique style into our palate of construction and design services
Another aspect of San Diego County that contributes to its uniqueness it is deep history. As far back as 1542 Spanish explorers claimed San Diego bay and by 1602 the city took on its current name of San Diego after Saint Didacus. Once a part of Spain, and later Mexico, San Diego exhibits the remnants of the architecture of this rich culture down to this present day. This architectural fair can be seen both in historical buildings and in current construction projects throughout the county.
Much of the character of the mission inspired architecture found throughout San Diego County was originally a result of necessity more than style. In the late 18th century and the early 19th century importing any quantity of materials for construction was nearly impossible. As a result five basic materials where incorporated into the missions and structures of the time: adobe, timber, stone, brick, and tile. These materials are still seen or mimicked today in houses and new developments throughout San Diego County. The rich blues and deep red found on tiles and stones also where a byproduct of the materials available to the early builders and add color to new homes and Spanish style houses today. Further the long arcades or corridors of many of the early missions can be found mimicked in homes today with the usually square pillars, and half round arches flanking entrances. Although the Spanish mission theme is ever present throughout San Diego County Architecture, this diverse county has more to offer.
Architecture in San Diego
San Diego is home to 12 fantastic contemporary architecture buildings that are a must see, and round out the old with the new. With the Richard Neutra’s Airman’s Memorial Chapel, one of Louis Kahn’s most notable works the Salk Institute, San Diego is often the stop of architectural wonderers and designers looking for inspiration. Urban Landscape respects the contemporary overtones in San Diego works such as Beth El / Stanley Saitowitz – Natoma Architects in La Jolla, or the amazing Rober Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment’s stunning oceanfront conference center.
Whatever your creative goals Urban Landscape invites you to join with us in create your stunning outdoor living area in San Diego County. Let us help you combine the old and the new and work toward “redefining the art of outdoor living.”