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R E S ID ENTIAL LIVING LANDS CA P E ARCH ITE CTU RE + PLANNING


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 familly-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

WATER GARDEN NORTH KONA, HAWAII

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

PR I VATE PA LAC E AB U D HA BI , U NI T E D AR A B E MI R AT E S Th landscape design for this residential palace located on the south coast of Abu Dhabi Island creates a modern interpretation of traditional Islamic garden principals. A key component of the design is a lotus pools that surround the Main Villa and the courtyard that creates the illusion of a building floating on water. The site plan incorporates two separate living villas, a shared dining pavilion, health club, caidal tent, sports court, swimming pool, multiple gardens experiences, 14 custom water features and an event lawn. Mature plant material has been hand selected to provide visual interest by using cultural traditions, foliage texture and decorative patterning. Over 1/3rd of the site is design onstructure and is crafted in a way that privides separate experiences, while utilizing microclimates that protects the family from the intense climate.

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential A R C H I TE C T Three Architecture Wilson Associates S CO P E 8 Acre Residential Palace 9 Individual Gardens 14 Water Features & Pool Garden Pavilion Garden Loggia Garden Shade Structure S E RV I C E S Conceptual Master Plan Garden Architecture Landscape Architecture WaterFeature Design Construction Administration


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WATE R G A R D E N NO RTH KON A , H AWA I I When the homeowners bought the original residence, the adjacent property was available for sale. After acquiring the additional lot and combining them, Geesey Architects designed two additional cottage suites and a large open air pavilion intended for entertaining. The design blends the two properties with complimentary water features and lush gardens connected by lawn and pathways. The rainfall sound of the water features is a unifying element throughout the property.

OW N E R /C L I E N T Confidential A rc h i te c t Geesey Architects S CO P E 2 Guest Suites Bar Pavilion Stone Carved Water Feature Stone Lanterns S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture Site Planning


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OWL CRE E K R E S ID E N C E SN OWM ASS V I LLAGE , CO LO R ADO

A pristine mountain bluff overlooking the Snowmass Club and Golf Course provided an amazing opportunity to craft a striking architectural statement. We were hired to develop a landscape design that complimented the bold jestures, while massaging the landform with weathered corten steel walls to embrace the angular forms. A challanging task itself, there was added neighborhood pressure to preserve as many of the native Gamble Oaks that screened the neighborhood from the road below and the valley beyond. We also collaborated on the adjacent neighbors property to develop a shared landscape buffer that assists with drainage, while creating privacy between the properties.

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential A R C H I TE C T SkyLab Architecture S CO P E Native Planting Palette Heated Entry Drive Modern Angular Forms Swimming Pool / Spa On-Structure Planting Nature Trail S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture Pool / Spa Design Construction Administration Published Gray Pacific North West Design Magazine, No 29 + Nathan Starck completed this project as Partner at Artifex10.


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M ONTE CI TO H O U SE M ON TE C I TO, CA LI FO R NI A The gardens of this Montecito home reflect the cool Mediterranean climate of the southern Californian coast. Native plants along the periphery of the property provide a seamless transition to the extensive views of the surrounding hills. Due to the drought conditions in California at the start of the project, the majority of plants were chosen for their adaptability to low water use, many of them native to the region.

OW N E R /C L I E N T Confidential A rc h i te c t Kevin Clarke S CO P E Pool and Spa Drought-tolerant plantng Water Features S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture


THE HA L E NO RTH KON A , H AWA I I This private residence located along the Kona Coast of Hawaii was specifically designed with entertaining in mind. The great room, kitchen, and dining room open to comfortable outdoor living spaces adjacent to open lawn and gardens. Seamless indoor/outdoor living is enhanced with the expansive use of pocket doors that disappear into the walls to bring the exterior elements into close proximity to the interior spaces. A custom pool offers a spa, swim-up bar and wet lounge, providing a myriad of outdoor living spaces with sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean.

OW N E R /C L I E N T Confidential A rc h i te c t Geesey Architects S CO P E Pool and Spa Swim-up bar and Pavilion Shower Gardens Entry Water Feature S E RV I C E S Site Planning Landscape Architecture

+ Roland Crighton completed this project at VITA.


UPCO UNT RY NO RTH KON A , H AWA I I Set into the grasslands and lava outcrops of Manini’owali, these homes were inspired by the “Up-Country” ranch-style homes reminiscent of the late 19th century when the settlers first arrived in Hawaii. The landscape was carefully designed in collaboration with Walker-Warner Architects to compliment the artistry that is evident throughout the property. The quality of the craftsmanship is clearly seen in the detailed precision and quality of the materials. Two outdoor living pavilions on opposite sides of the pool offer a chance to dine or take in panoramic

OW N E R /C L I E N T Confidential A rc h i te c t Walker Warner Architects S CO P E Pool and Spa Entry Water Feature Shower Gardens S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture

views of Pu’u Kuili, the deep blue Pacific, and the distant island of Maui.

+ Roland Crighton completed this project at VITA.


BE ACH H O U SE NO RTH KON A , H AWA I I Nestled on the slopes of HualÄ lai at a private golf course resort, the Kuki’o Beach House is a series of homes designed to take full advantage of the sweeping views to the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and towering coconuts, the homes include custom pools, thatched pavilions, and water features fitted with hand-carved stone. Large sliding pocket doors fold into the walls to blend the boundaries between interior and exterior spaces, offering a truly unique indooroutdoor living experience that brings the resort experience to the home.

OW N E R /C L I E N T Confidential A rc h i te c t Geesey Architects S CO P E Pool and Spa Shower Gardens Entry Water Feature S E RV I C E S Site Planning Landscape Architecture

+ Roland Crighton completed this project at VITA.


P R OJ E CTS

AS PE N HIG H L A N DS R E S ID E NC E ASP E N , COLO R A DO The Aspen Highlands residence was completed in collaboration with Rob Sinclair Architecture. This residence included siting and design ski access to the residence from the mountain while maintaining privacy. The design worked with existing topography to the site and included a heated water garden, a spa, snow-melted autocourt and pathways, a waterwall and an intricate stone entry court paving pattern that reflected the contemporary design vocabulary established by the architecture. Large boulder walls and veneer retaining walls were utilized to incorporate the residence into its surroundings while a combination of large & average size spruce and aspen tree clumps were utilized to blend the sites edges into the adjacent lots & ski slope.

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential A R C H I TE C T Rob Sinclair Architecture S CO P E 1/2 Acre Ski-in/Out Lot Heated Entry Drive Vehicular Paving Fireplace & Patio Therapeutic Spa Water Feature Design Vehicular Paving S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture Construction Administration

+ Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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N I M E S R OA D R E S ID E N C E BE V E RLY PA RK , CALI FO R N I A The Nimes Road Residence is a contemporary compound set along the premire hillside of Beverly Park, California. The residence was designed to accomodate the clients family, while maintaining a high level which included security 2 security towers that provides a clear line of sight across the property. A glass tile & glass - infinite edge pool was designed and outdoor dining area perched on the rooftop of the house to provide a clear view to the city & ocean beyond. Large specimen trees and Palms were carfully coordinated and placed on-site via crane to properly scale the house into the hillside, while providing maximum screening and shading of spaces. An olive grove was planted on the hillside below to add to the families privacy while giving them

OW N E R /C L I E N T Confidential A R C H I TE C T Landry Design Group S CO P E 2 Acre Hiltop Property S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture Design-Build Construction Administration Published Robb Report Magazine April 2011

a taste of home.

+ Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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PR I VATE R E SID E N C E M O N TEC I TO, CALI FO R N I A Set on a narrow beach-front lot in the historic town of Montecito, CA, this private residence provided as many challenges as it did opportunities. Working in close collaboration with the design consulting team, the general contractor and the homeowners, we set forth developing project specific design solutions and details ranging from an entry gate keypad and mailbox to a beach-front deck and dining area complete with sink and cabinets, surf board storage and outdoor showers. Water features were developed not only to be aesthetically pleasing, but to also mask the adjacent freeway and railroad tracks. The water features include a koi pond with an antique kettle fountain, in-grade fountains with fog systems and a negative edge pool and spa with water gracefully cascading down a battered rock wall. Much of the existing landscape material was preserved, but several large specimen

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential S CO P E Historic Preservation of a Portion of the Existing Res. Brimfull Swimming Pool & Spa Water Feature Design Beach Deck and Dining Specimen Plant Material Sports Court & Dog Run S E RV I C E S Landscape Architecture Pool/Water Feature Design Furnishing Selection Lighting Design Construction Administration

trees were added. + Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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CR UM ME R R E SID E N C E S - M AST E RP LAN M A L I BU, CA L I FO R NI A The Crummer Residences are a collection of five individual estate lots

OW N E R /C L I E N T Big Rock Partnres, LLC A R C H I TE C T Landry Design Group

located on the Malibu Bluffs along the Pacific Coast Highway. With panoramic views of the ocean and their prime location, these residences will quickly become the most sought after real estate in Malibu. This project will seek LEEDÂŽ Certification and incorporates numerous site and landscape principles of sustainable design, including: low wateruse plants and native, coastal plant species, bioswales, grass pavers for guest parking and permeable pavement for the main access drive. The landscape and garden design of each house will be unique to match the architectural style of the house, however the overall composition of

S CO P E Entry Gate House & Drive 5 Custom Residences City Park / Ballfields S E RV I C E S Conceptual Master Plan Entitlements Landscape Architecture

the design will connect it with the existing landscape and keep it within the character of the Malibu Coast. The master plan also incorporates a

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public baseball field and paved parking area which will be dedicated to the City of Malibu Parks and Recreation Department. + Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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KH ATE R IS LA N D EL G O UN A , EGY P T

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential

Khater Island is a private island villa located on the coast of the Red

A R C H I TE C T RSO Architecture

Sea, in Egypt. The 5 acre luxury resort villa embodies every feature found in a five-star semi-tropical resort including; resort style pool and spa, private marina, guest facilities, a grand events lawn, and luscious gardens. The villa is arranged to provide top-notch security along with the privacy of a secluded private island, while maintaining vistas of the surrounding desert mountains, and the prestine blue waters of the Red Sea.

S CO P E 5 Acre Private Island Villa Guest Villa Infinity Swimming Pool Marina Pavilion & Lounge Sunset Fire Pit Lounge S E RV I C E S Conceptual Master Plan Schematic Design Design Development

+ Nathan Starck completed this project as Partner at Artifex10.


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JE DDA H PA L AC E JE D DA H, SAUDI A R AB I A The Jeddah Palace is a 275 acre residential compound intended. We collaborated with Resort Design Architects to create a desert tropical oasis from the sandy banks of the Red Sea. The master plan emphasizes water and the careful placement of the architectural program along proposed canals, lagoons, and a full service marina. Although the project site is in excess of 250 acres, the requested program was quite extensive. The project team had to be especially creative in order to successfully satisfy for the architectural and landscape program while still allowing for culturally imperative privacy concerns, adequate breakout space for entertainment of all kinds, and water frontage and breathtaking views for nearly every residential villa and palace.

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential A R C H I TE C T Resort Design Architects S CO P E 275 Acre Residential Compound Multiple Palaces and Villas Guest and Staff Accomodations Public Meeting Facility Ceremonial Mosque Equestrian Complex Full Service Marina Private Lagoons S E RV I C E S Conceptual Master Plan

+ Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


P R OJ E CTS

PR I VATE PA LAC E JE D DA H, SAUDI A R AB I A This luxury palace compound was designed to embrace the Royal Families desire of a tropical modern resort that supports the security necessary for a high profile family, while providing access to the Red Sea for water activities. The materplan included 3 separate palaces, a guest living quarters and a full-time staff accomodations and maintenance yard. Programming included a man-made lagoon, enclosed by 2 mechanically actuated moving bridges, that created private beach access for each of the palaces, and included a protected marina for the families yacht, and multiple watercrafts. An event pavilion was located on the marina island that gave the family a unobstructed view of the pristene blue waters of the Red Sea.

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential A R C H I TE C T Three Architecture Wilson Associates S CO P E 10 acres 3 Family Palaces 1 Guest Villa 1 Service Quarters / Yard Private Lagoon & Beaches Event Pavilion & Marina S E RV I C E S Design Charette Conceptual Master Plan

+ Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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CA I D E L T E N T A N D G A R DEN AB U D HA BI , U NI T E D AR A B E MI R AT E S This 2 acre plot of an existing Palace grounds was converted into a celebration garden and Caidal Tent for the family to celebrate Islamic holidays and private events. The tent was designed to be a permanent

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential S CO P E Garden Pavilion Water Feature Design Vehicular Paving

structure complete with glass walls draped by the tent fabric. This allows the tent to maintain its conditioned space during all times of the year. The garden was designed to align a reflecting pool and chadar fountain with the main entry, flanked by a grid of Date Palms which create a series of shaded spaces for dining tables and lounge furniture. The chadar feature is highlighted at night with 450 color changing LED pin lights that create a starry The entry is highlighted by a simple

S E RV I C E S Caidel Tent Design Architecture Caidel Tent Interior Design Landscape Architecture Water Feature Design Construction Administration

marble carved fountain bowl set into the mosaic niche of the entry screen wall.

+ Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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BR I DAL GA R D E N A N D R ES ID ENC E AB U D HA BI , U NI T E D AR A B E MI R AT E S This courtyard garden was part of a larger renovation of an existing Palace, to create a Bridal Suite for the newly married daughter of the family. The courtyard experience provided a privatized entry for the

OW N E R /C L I E N T ConďŹ dential S CO P E Garden Pavilion Water Feature Design Vehicular Paving

newly married couple to use, and included a lounge and dining pavilion complete with a gold leaf and mirror backed waterwall, and a custom designed aluminum entry gate highlighted by golden fig leaves. this garden was accompanied by a secondary renovation of the adjacent

S E RV I C E S Rennovation of Existing Garden

childrens garden for the younger members of the family.

+ Nathan Starck completed this project at VCDG.


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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