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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

pools

and

water

features

in

Hawaii,

to

the

Mediterranean

gardens

of

northern

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 site’s full potential. SITE PLANNING

DESIGN CHARRETTE

We engage with the design team at the start

The

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.

design

charrette

is

a

high-intensity

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.

The concept

design of the exterior is loosely based and derived from the notion of ‘perfectly imperfect’ 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 698’ 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.

KEY PROJECTS

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.

KEY PROJECTS

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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