Apopka Town Center, 2008

In 2008, the City of Apopka contacted SPREE, a public-private development strategy firm, to write a development program for a city owned site. SPREE then contracted with Phillips’ team of urban designers and landscape architects, utilizing SPREE’s development program to create a physical master plan to be phased over several years.  The master plan included a new municipal complex and public library centered on a mixed-use infill center with residential spaces over ground floor retail.  Additionally, a large complex of senior, attached and detached residential units were designed around a large stand of existing mature live oak trees. OSDA_Apopka.pdf

Villages of Quivera, 2008

At the base of the Franklin Mountains a desert-oriented master planned community was designed by Phillips’ team of landscape architects and planners. The site was located north of El Paso on approximately 7000 acres. The master plan included three commercial centers, a senior village, golf resort facility, major mixed-use town center, an arts and entertainment center, high-end gated residential neighborhoods, a system of open space pedestrian linkages associated with the existing arroyos and one new high school, one new junior high school and three new elementary schools. The project was completed in an economical two day design team charette. OSDA_Quivera.pdf

Rodeo Plaza Stockyards, Fort Worth, TX, 2005

The historic Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas became a unique opportunity for Phillips to turn a dark old street into a vibrant plaza both in the daylight and at night. He worked with local shop owners, city officials and citizens concerned with preserving the historic aspects of the Stockyards. Phillips designed a gateway structure that framed a long sight-line to a new multi-purpose pavilion. Phillips brought in the Fort Worth Art Coalition to sponsor an artist to use the plaza as a showcase for western sculpture. Designs were completed in 2005. Construction was completed in 2006. Construction budget was $1.1 million. OSDA_Rodeo.pdf

Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk and Environmental Revitalization, 1990

Phillips’s team scope included designing the Riverwalk connections to various attractions along the river. Walks, pavilions, plazas were designed to enhance the restoration of native vegetation along the fresh, sometimes brackish waters of the New River. Pedestrian lighting, benches and other site furniture was designed to create a theme for the Riverwalk. Designs were completed in 1988. Construction was completed in 1990. Construction budget was $1.8 million. OSDA_FtLauderdale_Riverwalk.pdf

Fort Lauderdale Beach Revitalization, Environmental Master Plan and Streetscape, 1990

Phillips’ team developed an environmental master plan that allowed for the redevelopment of the Barrier Island and specific design solutions for the 2 miles of beachfront uses. Environmental issues included re-vegetation, wildlife protection and the protection of existing palm trees. Street and pedestrian lighting had to be considered cautiously as to not attract sea turtles to lay eggs on this beach,  and should they lay eggs,  not have the lights misdirect them from the sea. Coconut Palm covered promenades, erosion reducing Sea Oats and a “wave wall” for sunbathers were all a part of the redevelopment plan and had to all be “frangible” for hurricanes. Construction was completed in 1990. Construction budget was $2.6 million. OSDA_FtLauderdale_Beach.pdf

Woodside Pocket Park in State-Thomas’ Uptown Community, 2006

The Woodside Park is an urban pocket park located in the State-Thomas redevelopment project that began in the 1980s. As the project continued to develop,  a need for more public park spaces grew with the growth of the community. This contemporary design aimed to contrast the traditional designs typically found in the State-Thomas district. This park is narrow with townhomes along the south and a heavily wooded cemetery along the north. A community hike and bike trail comes through the park around a grassy oval shaped mound with a sculpture placed off center. The project budget was $250,000. Designs were completed in 2006. OSDA_Woodside.pdf

Trinity Bluff Urban Design Visioning Study, 2004

Tom Stuhs, a local developer in Fort Worth, purchased several individual lots creating the first “redevelopment” to be constructed as part of the new “Uptown” district in Fort Worth.  This was part of the “Trinity Vision” project in the community. Mr. Phillips provided urban design, streetscape, and visioning documents. Additional design to public spaces and the riverside development was provided. In a second phase, mixed-use development along the river is planned with a promenade running aside the bluff. Mr. Phillips completed this work in 2004. OSDA_TrinityBluff.pdf

Thomas Pocket Park in State Thomas’ Uptown Community, 2006

The Thomas Park is an urban pocket park located in the State-Thomas redevelopment project that began in the 1980’s.  As the project continued to develop,  a need for more public park spaces grew with the growth of the community. Phillips created this minimalist design as an alternative to a more traditional design which already existed in the neighborhood. This park includes special pavement sufficient for large and small community functions with stone benches located in a grid under the Bosque of cypress trees. The project construction budget was $350,000. Designs were completed in 2006. OSDA_Thomas.pdf

UTD Dallas, TX, 2008

The City of Dallas, along with University of Texas at Dallas, was creating a Transit-Oriented-Development adjacent to the UTD campus and PGBT. Phillips was asked to design the plazas around the new DART Rail station in the center of this new TOD, as well as streetscapes and two iconic towers that could become landmarks for this project. Designs completed in 2008. OSDA_UTD.pdf

Carrollton, TX, 2007

The City of Carrollton, along with DART rail, were creating a Transit-Oriented-Development near the historic downtown area. Phillips was asked to design the plazas around the new DART Rail Station in the center of this new TOD, as well as streetscapes and an iconic tower that could become a landmark for this project. Designs were completed in 2007. OSDA_Carrollton.pdf

Nampa Urban Infill Master Plan, 2007

In 2007, the City of Nampa, Idaho contacted SPREE, a public-private development strategy, to write a development program for Nampa city owned blocks. SPREE worked with Phillips’ team of urban designers and landscape architects utilizing SPREE’s development program to create a master plan. The master plan included a new municipal complex and public library block centered on a new urban park. Overlooking the new park site was a mixed-use infill center with residential use over ground floor retail. A large complex of senior residential units, new hotel, new cinema facility, and a retail complex centered on the proposed commuter light-rail station were also included in the plan. OSDA_Nampa.pdf

HWY183, Cedar Park, TX, 2004

The City of Cedar Park commissioned Phillips’ team of Landscape Architects and Planners to study traffic and aesthetic issues along the city’s main highway, US 183. Traffic congestion, one of the main issues,  was caused by large numbers of businesses accessing the highway through their driveways every 100 feet or less.
Another issue was the typical suburban commercial look and feel of this stretch of highway, which one could easily describe as “visual pollution”.  The design team proposed a series of solutions to solve these issues. Designs were completed in 2004. OSDA_183.pdf

DART Station - Walnut Hill, 2010

The City of Dallas and DART had funded the new light-rail line from downtown Dallas up to Carrollton. Phillips was responsible for directing consultants to implement the site design his team had developed, as well as integrating different artists work into each station. Designs were completed in 2005. Construction completed in 2010. The project construction budget was $350,000. OSDA_DART.pdf

Woodall Rodgers-Calatrava Bridge, 2005

The City of Dallas contracted with famous engineer, Santiago Calatrava, to design a new Trinity River bridge at the Woodall Rodgers crossing. Phillips’ team of landscape architects developed the aesthetic design for the highway structure that connected the bridge to the TxDOT highway. The basic theme to the aesthetic was the geometric pattern the bridge cables would make. Designs were completed in 2005. The project construction budget was $8.5 million for aesthetics. OSDA_Calatrava.pdf

Austin US 183 Bypass - Toll Road, 2005

CTRMA, the local agency to manage highway construction in the hill country of Texas, had plans to make the new bypass US-183 a toll facility. Phillips prepared aesthetic designs for the entire highway. The various endangered species of the Texas Hill Country environment became the theme of the design. A series of metal plaques of various endangered insects, mammals and birds were designed for overpasses. Large and tall stone columns supporting metal trellises were designed as gateway markers at overpasses. Toll gates and toll administration buildings were also designed by Phillips. Designs were completed in 2005. The project construction budget was $10.5 million for aesthetics. OSDA_183_Bypass.pdf

LBJ-IH35 Managed Lanes – Aesthetic and Landscape Master Plan, 2011

TxDOT awarded the construction contract to Trinity Infrastructure, LLC and Centra Developers to manage the toll facility. OSDA was hired by the contractor to design the aesthetic concept for the 13 miles of new highway and then apply the approved aesthetic design to the corridor for final approval. The approved aesthetic theme by the City of Dallas and TxDOT was call “Presidential Arrows”. Designs were approved in 2010. Construction will start in 2011. The project construction budget was $13.5 million for aesthetics. OSDA_LBJ_I35.pdf

NTE-US183 Managed Lanes – Aesthetic and Landscape Master Plan, 2011

TxDOT awarded the construction contract to Bluebonnet Contractors, LLC and Centra Developers to manage the toll facility. OSDA was hired by the contractor to design the aesthetic concept for the 11 miles of new highway then apply the approved aesthetic design to the corridor for final approval. The approved aesthetic theme by the committee for the cities was call “Prairie Land”. Designs were approved in 2010. Construction will start in 2011. The project construction budget was $11.5 million for aesthetics. OSDA_183_Managed.pdf

Woodway Apartments, Houston, 1990

The original apartment complex burned to the ground in 1980. In 1990, the complex was being rebuilt. Phillips prepared designs for the site landscape and the pool complex. The concept for the pool was formal like a European Garden. OSDA_Woodway.pdf

The Saulet – Townhouse Complex, 2000

This project was located in New Orleans on Annunciation Street between Race and Melpomene. This 16 acre site consisted of multi-family units with an urban feel. The site landscape design complemented the urban character through the streetscape environment, and the development of private landscape open spaces woven in the layout of the townhouse complex. These open spaces, or courtyards, brought the urban character of old New Orleans into the design. Construction was completed in 2000. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Saulet.pdf

Landscapers Challenge - TV, 2006

Mr. Phillips was selected as one of three landscape architects to compete on the popular HGTV program called “Landscapers Challenge”. He worked with the home owners to understand their needs and created a design for the backyard. It included an outdoor kitchen with BBQ cooker and smoker, trellis, big screen TV and a fire pit. Phillips’ design was not selected by the homeowners. Design was created in 2006. OSDA_LandscapersChallenge.pdf

MacGartland Beach Home - Pensacola, 1998

Phillips was hired by a successful, Fort Worth attorney, Mr. MacGartland, to create an instant mature landscape for Mr. MacGartland’s new home being built in Pensacola, Florida.  The large, tall palms helped to put the three story house into scale. On the beach side, dune plantings to restore the dune were included in the design. Construction completed 1998. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_MacGartland.pdf

Bella Mira - OKC, 2006

Oklahoma City’s new gated, ‘high-end’ residential community has an equestrian-themed feel with an Italian Countryside style of architecture. Phillips drew sketches of main gateways with open space greenbelts and a chain of lakes with equestrian trails that ran throughout the community connecting to private stables. Designs were completed in 2006. OSDA_BellaMira.pdf

Playground at the Lakes of Las Colinas, 2007

This was a unique opportunity to create recreation spaces along one of the Las Colinas lakes as part of a new gated, ‘high-end’ residential community. One of the main recreation areas Phillips created included a playground and a community pavilion. A decorative fence around the perimeter separated the lakeside sidewalk from the community open spaces. Construction completed in 2007. OSDA_LasColinas.pdf

Playground Palmer School, 2009

With limited space and a small budget, OSDA designed a beautiful, phased playground. Three separate play areas were designed for different age groups. The three play areas are connected by a wide concrete sidewalk that was graded into the natural slope of the property. Native plants were used outside of the three play zones to create a garden-like environment for the kids to play in, while canvas shade structures were planned to cover half of the play areas. Designs were completed in 2009. OSDA_Palmer.pdf

Keller Open Space, 2010

Surrounding the new Keller Town Hall, Phillips team designed a series of lakes, pedestrian trails, an amphitheater, and rock waterfalls. OSDA provided the civil engineers with grading plans that not only solved a drainage problem but also enhanced the overall landscape design. Terraced grading was developed between the town hall and lake to create a setting for the architecture and maximize usable open space around the building. The lakes were designed as an amenity to the community and to provide the needed fill material to raise Town Hall out of the flood plain. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Keller_OpenSpace.pdf

Bachman Lake Trail, 2006

The City of Dallas Parks Department needed to have a 3-mile section of the existing walkway along Bachman Lake into a 12’ wide concrete trail. Phillips landscape architect team also designed new pedestrian light posts along the trail, drinking fountains, seating and a new playground. Project was constructed in 2006. OSDA_Bachman.pdf

Southlake Hike & Bike Trail, 2002

Southlake, Texas in the DFW area is one of the fastest growing suburbs. OSDA’s team of landscape architects was hired to design a 10-mile hike & bike trail along the two main roads in the city. This 10’ wide concrete trail had to meet the TxDOT standards and AASHTO Bike Facility Guidelines. Site grading and bridge design was part of the scope of work to ensure it met ADA Accessibility standards. Project was constructed in 2002. OSDA_Southlake.pdf

San Antonio Riverwalk – Mission Reach, 2009

Our task:  to design and create a hike and bike trail along the river connecting five old Spanish Missions with seating areas, shade structures, large pavilions, special patterns and pavements,  pedestrian bridge crossings, trail head parking spaces and restroom facilities.  Included in the plan was to create a special overlook and weir structures to allow persons closer access to the river water for fishing and recreation. OSDA_MissionReach.pdf

Cottonwood Trail, 2010

This project, designing a concrete trail to run along the bank of Cottonwood Creek, was completed in Spring of 2010.  An esplanade or multi-use plaza adjacent to the new trail were requested in early discussions of the project. The landscape architects designed two circular-shaped open spaces that are pierced by the 12’ wide trail. The trail crossed the creek by way of a pedestrian bridge between the two circular plazas. We tied together the aesthetical theme of the “High-Five” point with that of the plazas to create a congruent feel. OSDA_Cottonwood.pdf

Stonebriar Westin Hotel Resort and Conference Center, 2008

The 300 room hotel was designed to include a golf pro-shop, storage for 100 golf carts underneath the building and a 30,000 SF conference center. We set the FFE for the entire building, graded the site and parking lots. We also designed the parking and drives, exterior plazas, fountains, lagoon pool and golf cart staging area. The exterior spaces included a special pavement terrace, overlooking grass terraces covered by a Bosque of Elm Trees for special outdoor functions. A 200’ lagoon pool with deck and waterfall feature was designed to overlook the Stonebriar golf course. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Stonebriar.pdf

Westin Riverwalk Hotel, 2008

San Antonio Riverwalk is a unique urban open space that runs through the center of the CBD. The Riverwalk comes within two blocks of the historical Alamo, located on the corner of East Market and Navarro Street. The Westin site fronts the Riverwalk, wherein a water taxi drop-off was added. Along the river we designed the informal hardscape and softscape to continue the Riverwalk through the site. The design style complements the traditional San Antonio ‘mission’ design themes in its detailing and use of materials. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Westin.pdf

Intermountain Health Care Master Plan, 2009

Intermountain Health Care retained us to prepare a master plan on a 44-acre site for a new flagship replacement hospital in Murry, Utah. The EPA and the City of Murry created a ‘clean-up’ plan on this Brownfield Site. The site topography created some unique design opportunities allowing us to grade the parking in approximately 3’-0” terraces. Each bay of parking was set lower than the previous parking bay. This technique allowed for minimal cut and fill, minimum number of storm drains and a project situated on the site without major retaining walls. We designed a pedestrian trail system that meandered along the proposed chain of small lakes. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Intermountain.pdf

Galleria, North Dallas, 2009

North of the Galleria Mall, two new office towers (445,000 and 365,000 square feet) were respectively planned. A high-rise hotel with 300 rooms, a 5-level parking garage with a capacity of 2,570 cars was designed for this 16-acre site. The site plan set the buildings up from the Autocourt by creating a series of low granite retaining walls. A Bosque of Pond Cypress trees separates the base of the buildings from the Autocourt. Blocks of stone provide seating underneath the trees. Parking was reduced to allow for additional trees along the property line with special paving patterned within the Autocourt viewable from the towers. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Galleria.pdf

Keller Town Hall, 1997

Working with Beck Architecture, we designed a town center plaza with a large fountain to accommodate the fast growing Municipal offices of Keller.  Surrounding the new Keller Town Hall was a series of lakes, pedestrian trails, amphitheater, and rock waterfalls. A future library and other public offices are planned for the sites that surround the central fountain plaza. We provided the civil engineers with grading plans that not only solved a drainage problem but also enhanced the overall landscape design. The lakes were designed to provide needed fill for the Town Hall building site. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Keller_TownHall.pdf

FoxSportsNetHQ, 2010

The overall concept attempts to acknowledge the existing prairie by introducing native grasses, and indigenous plant material throughout the site plan. The site plan takes advantage of the site’s steep slopes by terracing the parking lot bays. For pedestrian safety, we designed a central walkway lined with trees and lighting that aligned with the south entry plaza and divided the parking lot. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_FoxHQ.pdf

Rockmill - Mixed Use Master Plan, 2010

A 92-acre site adjacent to a planned, regional mall, along Georgia Route 400, was being engineered for a mix-use of retail, mid-rise and garden office space. Steep slopes and dense vegetation were utilized by preserving large stands of pine trees along parkways and between parking structures. Streetscape treatments utilized existing clusters of trees and understory vegetation. Street lighting was incorporated into the dense vegetation to safely light the street and enhance the trees. The natural topography allowed us to create a lake amenity for several office sites. OSDA_Rockmill.pdf

Bay Beach on Ostego Bay - Master Plan, 2010

A new real estate program was developed by an economic firm, Land Development Economics, Inc. to better help the community of Bay Beach (on Florida’s west coast) realize it’s potential.  In 1986,  Mr Phillips created a new master plan that would reflect and align with the economic firm’s new program. A prime location to live and dock your own boat, Ostego Bay allowed one to connect to the Gulf of Mexico by access through an existing marina. We revised the 18-hole executive golf course layout to take advantage of a new clubhouse. OSDA_BayBeach.pdf

Southern Ute Indian Nation School, Nature Preserve and Recreation Center, 2010

After fear of losing Ute identity, the elder members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe conceptualized a new school and community center for their nation in Ignacio, Colorado.  We designed this new school and recreational center with several sports fields and a ceremonial ovular space using the land nestled below the escarpment.  Thanks to the elder tribesmen realizing an economic benefit of income generated from their most valued asset: their children, the Southern Ute Indian youth are now remaining on their ancestral land and keeping traditions alive. Phillips completed this work prior to joining Osda Studios.OSDA_Ute.pdf

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