The residents of this senior living facility committed to a large scale fund raising effort to build this garden. They wanted an area to rest and relax and individual plots of their own to garden. Designed in by our in-house designer, over 52 planters were configured for side approach wheel chair, and no-bend standing cultivation. The units designed for longevity.
Each planter is made of tigerwood- yes, an exotic wood- but it is responsibly forested and requires no maintenance with a 40+ year expected life span, therefore making it the greenest option in materials. The pergolas are cedar. The pergola "pods" were created in order to enhance the structure of the building below. The roof beams were at capacity so we had to get creative with how to put several tons of additional weight up there. Working closely with engineers, we designed these casework pieces to distribute the load. A dozen benches, two six-seater dining areas and a dozen chairs were added to complete the functionality of the space.
The garden was later dedicated to Margaret "Gibby" Gibson who spearheaded fundraising over $200,000 for the project. She passed away shortly after its completion. We thank her for her care and commitment to the residents of McGraw House.
We install stair and construct custom railings much like we build our furniture. Each balustrade is custom built to suit the unique conditions of the site, code compliance and the desired aesthetics of the architect or designer. We assure a smooth hand and visual balance to every balustrade.
Topping the roof of a new adaptive reuse in downtown Rochester which features commercial space and loft style living we integrated an industrial aesthetic with the warmth of wood. Maintenance free, durable and long lived ipe with steel cable rails enhance the industrial surrounds of the roof deck. The custom gate utilizes repurposed perforated stainless steel panels. Posts have seamlessly integrated lighting systems.
McGraw House: Senior Living Roof Deck