A National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) and Landscape Contractors Association (LCA) Grand Award-winning project. The intent of this project was to turn this expansive 14-acre district into a walkable city-street environment. Upon completion, the area was to become a Rodeo Drive experience for affluent Houston residents and international travelers alike, and would include a mix of 740,000 square feet of luxury retail, restaurants, office space and residences. Visitors to the project would experience high-end, world-class retail experiences in a carefully crafted complex that lends a contemporary feel with some Texas flair in its landscaping and building materials which are native to the state. The overall design of River Oaks prioritizes streetscape design as an important element in place-making. Distinctive and welcoming landscape elements – including mature trees that give instant shade, beautiful plantings that celebrate the seasons, and quality materials and furnishings– identify River Oaks as a special place.
Installation of over 450 2″-16″ caliper trees, 2,000 shrubs, 9,000 sq/ft of granite pavers, 2 water walls, 300 planters and 100 planting beds filled with over 23,000 perennials and 5,000 annuals, 62 benches and trash receptacles, and more.