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11-15-19 | Feature

BNIM

San Diego

The Palomar College Operations and Maintenance Complex
San Marcos, Calif.
This project creates a unique opportunity to display and raise awareness about the plant collection of the Palomar College Arboretum and Cactus Garden. It is designed as a functional landscape that is both a dramatic showcase and an immersive series of spaces that serve the programmatic needs of the complex.
The Palomar College Operations and Maintenance Complex
San Marcos, Calif.
This project creates a unique opportunity to display and raise awareness about the plant collection of the Palomar College Arboretum and Cactus Garden. It is designed as a functional landscape that is both a dramatic showcase and an immersive series of spaces that serve the programmatic needs of the complex.
Pacific Center Campus
San Diego
Designed with assistance from LandLAB environmental design, and the winner of the 2018 ASLA California Southern Honor Award, the Pacific Center Campus Development demonstrates how landscape architecture can lead and enrich the evolution of campus design by melding active campus design ideas and innovative workplace strategies with native plant ecosystems, innovative water strategies, and the productivity and health benefits of being surrounded by nature. The project showcases a number of highly visible sustainable water strategies in ways that highlight their relationships to native ecosystems, utilizing native canyon and desert plant palettes, intensive green roofs, and infiltration strategies that capture and cleanse hardscape runoff. Throughout this project is an interpretation of the local canyon and coastal sage landscapes, but also a finely tuned response to the unique ecotones created by building placement, programmatic needs, and the idiosyncrasies and chance opportunities of a campus evolving over time.
Keeler Court Apartments
San Diego
These apartments include two 4-story buildings connected with exterior bridges. The design allows the minimization of solar heat gain to the units, allows views, and promotes natural ventilation. The project includes a manager's unit, laundry room, multi-purpose room, bicycle storage, accessible exterior circulation, on-grade covered and open parking, and common landscape, hardscape, and family areas. The design is registered for Green Point Certification. The composition and finishes of the building facade work in tandem with the landscape design to create an integrated, high-performance, and welcoming environment for the residents.

We are a collaboration of architectural, design and planning professionals who share a deep commitment to responsible, high-quality design. Through our experience, we have identified challenges and emerging trends that require unique design solutions. The results translate to providing sources of inspiration for artists, creating scholarly networks in higher education libraries, fostering interdisciplinary collaboration among allied health professionals, and providing the tools for experiential learning. BNIM Landscape Architecture studio offers expertise in site selection and analysis, stormwater management, master planning and detailed landscape design. Our landscape designs blur the lines between indoor and outdoor environments by minimizing the environmental impact of building projects and creating beautiful and thriving outdoor spaces in the public realm. BNIM has a staff of 91 with 3 people in the landscape architecture studio. The San Diego practice was founded in 2007. From supporting and celebrating local artists in our former location in Little Italy to sharing our new office with the San Diego chapter of the USGBC, BNIM has become an integral member of the community

As seen in LASN magazine, November 2019.

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