CO M M ERC IAL LANDS CAP E LANDS CA P E ARCH ITE CTU RE + PLANNING
MALIBU LUMBER YARD MALIBU, CALIFORNIA
I NT R O DU CT IO N
FORMA DESIGN PARTNERS We are a landscape architecture and planning firm based in Denver, Colorado. Our emphasis on hospitality and resort projects spans a diverse range of high profile projects, from branded luxury hotels and private equity resorts to family-owned boutique hotels.
We are a creative
team who are passionate about design and understand that every project is unique. From tropical
California, we strive to create an experience that is authentic, thought-provoking, and engaging.
THE BEACH HOUSE NORTH KONA, HAWAII
O U R AP P R OACH
PLATFORM AT HAYDEN TRACT CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA
MEMORABLE. HARMONIOUS. UNEXPECTED. Every landscape architecture firm will tell you they offer solutions, they provide sustainable design, they provide a sense of place. While it’s fair to say we do the same, it’s also true that we take it one step further. We look for the less obvious solution, the one that surprises, delights and draws every person who enters the space into an experience that touches all senses. It’s about design that interacts with the natural environment, the architecture, and the way in which light plays across the land. It’s vistas, small or large, at every turn, and a seamless merging of interior and exterior elements. At Forma Design Partners, there is no signature style, only a deep respect for our clients, their projects, and the culture, climate and resources of their site. We are committed to providing artistic, creative
outdoor spaces that linger in the minds of visitors long after they’ve left.
F I R M P R OFILE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE We offer a wide range of design services for a variety of project types, from small-scale intimate gardens to major site development projects. Our services include concept and schematic design through construction documents and construction observation. HOSPITALITY DESIGN Our team specializes in designing a variety of hospitality environments, from boutique hotels to large scale destination properties. We place a strong emphasis on the communication of ideas in order to establish a collaborative design process and build a productive relationship with the project team. RESORT MASTER PLANNING Our master planning services will examine multiple land use opportunities for resort properties in a variety of destinations to help the Client best understand the siteâ€™s full potential. SITE PLANNING
We engage with the design team at the start
of a project to assist in siting the buildings
collaborative process set within the context
and amenities. We provide a wide variety of
of the site, where conceptual ideas are rapidly
environmental assessments to understand how
exchanged by the project team with the goal of
to best utilize the site and minimize the impact
establishing a shared vision for the project.
of the development on its natural features and systems. RENOVATION & RESTORATION Our team is experienced in the renovation and restoration of resort and hotel properties that often coincides with new ownership or the repositioning of an existing property. We can provide landscape assessments and phasing plans to assist the client in understanding the level of investment that will work within their capital budget.
PROJECT VISIONING Our team will assist the client in creating visual material that captures the essence of the project for the purpose of presenting their vision to stake holders, potential investors, or prospective buyers.
P R OJ E CTS
THE PL AT FO R M H AY D E N T RAC T C ULV E R C I TY, CALI FO R N I A Design and construction services for a transit oriented commercial redevelopment
located in the Culver City, California.
design of the exterior is loosely based and derived from the notion of â€˜perfectly imperfectâ€™ and the idea of randomly arranged and mismatched elements
working in harmony. In reality we wanted
to create a place familiar to all. Mismatched furnishings, over sized elements, and a comfortable setting that is both classic in styling and pleasing to the senses.Using elements commonly perceived as part of the typical landscape, and utilize them in perhaps a different way giving the end user a different experience at every turn. Visual clues from the landscape, site furnishings, and paving help guide site visitors into and around the various individual spaces and retail locations, while respecting both the architecture and the site context, including the
OW N E R /C LI E N T The Runyon Group A R C H I TE C T Abramson Teiger Architects S CO P E Adaptive Reuse Design Low-Water Native Planting Decorative Concrete Bold Paving Patterns Rooftop Dining Garden S E RV I C E S Entitlements Landscape Architecture Irrigation Design Construction Administration
recently finished Light Rail line. + Nathan Starck completed this project as Partner at Artifex10.
P R OJ E CTS
MA L I BU LU M B E R YA R D M A L I BU, CA L I FO R NI A Design and construction services for a 2 acre Lumber Yard redevelopment located in the heart of Malibu shopping district. Preserving the historical significance and spirit of the site, the design team resurrected the sites original character by using materials once produced at the Malibu Lumber Yard in a modern interpretation. Using a green sustainable overlay to the design the team replaced 75% of the sites impervious surface with pervious material such as decomposed granite, and reclaimed wood decking.
In addition to softening this
once harsh site, verticle gardens (living walls) and Sky Gardens (roof gardens) were strategically incorporated to mitigate the effects of heat on materials, control energy, harvest precipitation, and promote green solutions to the environment. Awards & Honors: + ASLA California Merit Award, 2010,ASLA Colorado Merit Award, 2008, + Selected as Case Stuty for The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)
OW N E R /C L I E N T Malibu Lumber LLC S CO P E 2 Acres Outdoor Retail Environment Aquarium Design Pervious Paving Bio-Swales Drainage Recycled Wood (Reuse) 75% Decrease of Impervious Surface S E RV I C E S Masterplanning Entitlements Landscape Architecture Construction Administration
+ Nathan Starck completed this project as Partner at VCDG.
WE L L S FA R G O C E N T E R PLAZA D EN V ER, COLO R ADO Amidst the 698â€™ Iconic Cash Register building in downtown Denver, Colorado, we were commissioned to rennovate the commercial properties outdoor public space.
The design team was challenged
with maintaining components of existing infrastructure which guided the elipse geometry, An outdoor conference room was a highlight of the plaza that is utilized by the 43 floors of tenants above. This project also included 3 blocks of urban streetscape where strategies were implimented to protect the newly planted areas, and maintenance specifications were crafted to assist in maintaining the lush garden treatments. Furnishing of the courtyard and streetscape was an important inclusion of the scope. We proposed lawn friendly and flexible furnishings, custom wood top benches and selected a large
OW N E R /C L I E N T Becon Capital S CO P E 1/2 Acre Site Historic Preservation On-Structure Design WFC Streetscape Design Guidelines Protection of Existing Trees S E RV I C E S Rennovation of Existing Park Landscape Architecture Irrigation Design Construction Administration Furnishing Selection
conference table for the outdoor conference room. + Nathan Starck completed this project as Partner at Artifex10.
R E S U ME ROL A N D C R IG H TO N PR I N C I PA L With a passion for warm-weather resort and hospitality projects, Roland brings more than 15 years of experience to the planning and design of private resort communities, beach clubs, and luxury hotels. A wide-ranging background in Asia, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean provides a strong knowledge of tropical plants and local construction practices. Roland understands the importance in responding to the historical, cultural, and ecological aspects of a project and believes these factors are key to developing successful design solutions. Roland’s focus on site and context play a key role in realizing the vision for each project.
E DU CATI O N
Baha Mar Nassau, Bahamas
Four Seasons Resort, Hualalai North Kona, Hawaii
Secret Harbor, Ritz Carlton Grand Caymen, Cayman
Four Seasons Resort, Maui Maui, Hawaii
Rosewood San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The Farmhouse Inn Sonoma, California
Bali Resort, Jimbaran Bay Bali, Indonesia
Stanly Ranch Resort Napa, California
Avadina Resort & Residences Bang Tao Bay, Thailand
Fairmont Hotel Miramar Santa Monica, California
Mushrif Central Park Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Hideaway La Quinta, California
Sowwah Square Abu Dhabi, UAE
Bighorn Palm Desert, California
Kuki’o North Kona, Hawaii
Beverly Hills Country Club Los Angeles, California
Kona Village Resort Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
Kohanaiki Kona, Hawaii
Intercontinental Miami Miami, Florida
Ka’ūpūlehu Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Courvoisier Centre Miami, Florida
B.S. Landscape Architecture University of Massachusetts
R E G I STR ATI O N S
Licensed Landscape Architect State of California #5527 State of Hawaii #15854 State of Colorado #839
A F F I L I ATI O N S
American Society of Landscape Architects Urban Land Institute
AWA R DS
HILA Award for Commercial Design - Four Seasons Hualalai Spa Garden, 2009
R E S U ME N ATH A N STA R C K PR I N C I PA L Nathan has a of broad range national and international experience spans both the public and private realms. Successfully completing projects within various market sectors including Resort and Hospitality Design, Up-Scale Communities, Private Residential Estates, as well as Mixed Use/Retail. Nathan relies on a strong team oriented collaborative process to finely craft detailed design elements that create memorable guest experiences. His skills range from strong design and communication, to finely crafted detailed construction documents as well as a focused field implementation process. Strong ambition to create successful projects, while providing leadership and integrity to the consulting team is the core value that Nathan brings to his clients.
E DU CATI O N
Aruga Hotel & Resort Mactan Island, Philippines
Malibu Lumber Yard Malibu, California
The St. Paul Collection Denver, Colorado
Four Seasons Resort, Maui Maui, Hawaii
The Halcyon Hotel Denver, Colorado
Four Seasons Blackadore Caye, Belize
The Jaquard Hotel Denver, Colorado
The Crummer Residences Malibu, California
Moxy Hotel Denver, Colorado
The Gaylord National National Harbor, Maryland
Owl Creek Residence Aspen, Colorado
Saguaro Ranch Resort Marana, Arizona
Steele Creek, Denver, Colorado
Rancho Malibu Resort Malibu, California
Platform Hayden Tract Culver City, California
Private Palace Abu Dhabi, UAE
JA Eclipse Beach Resort Kathiraveli, Sri Lanka
2014 Qingdao Hort. Expo Qingdao, China
Khater Island El Gouna, Egypt
Monte Rei Country Club The Algarve, Portugal
Mushrif Central Park Abu Dhabi, UAE
Stapleton Parks Denver, Colorado
Napa Resort St. Helena, California
B.S. Landscape Architecture Colorado State University R E G I STR ATI O N S
Licensed Landscape Architect State of Colorado #887 CSI (CDT) Construction Document Technologist GRHC GRP Certified A F F I L I ATI O N S
American Society of Landscape Architects USGBC Urban Land Institute AWA R DS
Robb Report The Ultimate Home, 2011 ASLA California Merit Award Malibu Lumber Yard, 2010 HILA Award for Commercial Design - Four Seasons Hualalai Spa Garden, 2009 ASLA Colorado Honor Award Malibu Lumber Yard, 2008
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