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Located on the near Northwest side of Chicago, the new garden for this historic home balances our client’s desire for an open, park-like atmosphere and their need for privacy and seclusion from the ‘visual noise’ of the busy surrounding neighborhood...View Project Details.

ASIAN INSPIRED SCHOOL GARDEN - Winner of Mayor Daley’s 2009 Annual Landscape Awards
MODE designed and managed the installation of this unique public garden for the Franklin Fine Arts Center in Chicago.  Using the previously installed Chinese moon gate for inspiration, MODE created a series of functional, asian-style garden spaces for the entire school community to use...View Project Details.

Intimate City Garden - Featured in the Churchill Historic Holiday House Tour in December 2009
MODE designed this 17’x20’ backyard oasis in the historic Church Hill district of Richmond, VA where Patrick Henry made his famous “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.  Our client lives in the corner unit in a series of pre-Civil War row houses built by a local craftsman to house his family and the families of his married children...View Project Details.

Suburban Nature Retreat
This beautiful, double-lot site located in near north suburban Chicago has undergone a dramatic transformation.  Still in progress, the newly designed landscape includes many ecological smart elements – permeable pavers, rain gardens and native plantings...View Project Details.

Outdoor Living Room
Designed for clients that frequently entertain, this elegant rooftop pergola provides both privacy from the nearby school and respite from the late afternoon sun. Comfortable and spacious, their new rooftop ‘living room’ includes many built-in amenities including planting containers...View Project Details.