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over yonder cay – exuma, bahamas

TBG was responsible for the master planning and landscape architecture of this 72-acre, private residential island in the Exuma island chain of the Bahamas. The island master plan includes a private marina, four luxury villas, beach enhancements, nature trails, terraced formal gardens, infinity-edge pools, spas and water features, viewing terraces, a solar field and wind farm, lawn amphitheater, maintenance facility and on-site nursery. The island is powered entirely by renewable energy, including a 375kW solar field on 1.5 acres as well as a 300kW wind turbine system. The four villas ― Villa Fiamma, Villa Cielo, Villa Acqua and Villa Terra ― provide dramatic views and luxury accommodations for up to 28 guests, while the marina can dock multiple large yachts and is exclusively available to island guests. The project also placed great emphasis on preserving the island’s natural environment and native species, and a system of interpretive exhibits located at key points throughout the island provides educational information about the indigenous flora and fauna.

omni dallas hotel – dallas, texas

Conceived as a key third anchor to revitalize downtown, the Omni Dallas Hotel provided much-needed lodging for the adjacent convention center — and is one of the area’s most successful hotel and leisure destinations. The 1,001-room hotel provides upscale guest experiences from arrival in the elegant porte cochere and its adjacent dining terraces, with their pleasing rhythm of water and fire features, up-lit trees and distinctive hardscape, to the multipurpose fourth-floor amenity terrace. The terrace features an outdoor bar, custom fire pit and seating, raised planters and a 1,900-square-foot pool elevated five feet above the bar terrace, creating the feeling of being apart within a shared space. Custom-cut Portuguese limestone, custom asphalt paver blends including Pennsylvania bluestone slate, and tropical hardwoods exude sophistication through distinctive materiality. Pegasus Plaza, just steps from the hotel’s door, helps further establish the area as a popular and well-visited destination with a restored Pegasus from the old Magnolia Building as its centerpiece.

client: Matthews Southwest

ningbo zixiang paradise crowne plaza resort – ningbo, china

In collaboration with the architecture firm HKS, TBG created a dynamic plan for the Ningbo Zixiang Paradise Crowne Plaza Resort based around a unique dragon motif, melding cultural significance, through the ancient Chinese symbol of the earth dragon, with sophisticated contemporary design sensibilities. The plan elegantly responds to the site and represents a dragon coiled upon the southeastern shore of the East China Sea. Also in Ningbo, China, TBG is working with HKS on the Ningbo Chunxiao Yangsha master plan, an approximately 200-acre master plan for a unique mixed-use tourist destination. The master plan is comprised of four main parts: a retail village, fishing village, nature research center/adventure camp, and an eco-village/island resort. The project received a 2013 ASLA Merit Award.

client: HKS Architects

hyatt regency lost pines resort and spa – bastrop, texas

An upscale resort destination with an integral ecological focus, Hyatt Lost Pines is a luxurious getaway that also connects guests to the site’s rich environmental character. Located adjacent to the 1,100-acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Hyatt Lost Pines feels like a seamless extension of McKinney Roughs, with natural features used as site amenities, native plants uniting the landscapes, and extensive trails connecting both. The site plan preserved existing heritage pecan trees and accented Colorado River views. The resort experience includes extensive aquatic amenities like a 1,000-foot-long, flowing lazy river, active and adult pools, a slide tower and spray fountain all thoughtfully integrated into the landscape. The use of on-site wastewater treatment for irrigating all landscape areas, including the golf course, minimizes potable water use.

client: Woodbine Development Corporation

grand solmar land’s end resort & spa – cabo san lucas, mexico

Situated between rugged mountains and the turquoise waters of the Pacific, Grand Solmar is a picturesque resort getaway set on the Baja Peninsula’s southernmost tip. It’s a contemporary luxury destination nestled seamlessly among narrow beaches enveloped by mountainous terrain that has become a premier oceanfront hospitality destination. The soft, contextual landscape design utilizes locally sourced materials from the adjacent mountains and provides a series of rejuvenating guest experiences. Grand Solmar was recognized as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Mexico in the 2016 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

client: HKS Architects

hilton anatole jadewaters resort pool complex – dallas, texas

Imagine a luxury resort pool experience winding through a premier collection of East Asian art at a landmark hotel — it’s real, and it’s JadeWaters. The Hilton Anatole boasts the country’s largest hotel art collection, and the addition of the JadeWaters resort pool complex extended that defining cultural character to the realm of aquatic recreation. In July 2017, TBG professionals conducted a post-occupancy evaluation to gauge the social, environmental and economic impacts of JadeWaters to the overall hotel and guest experience. Along with guest satisfaction surveys and food/beverage revenue impacts, the analysis included studies of surface temperatures at three times of day for various areas like wood bridges, artificial turf, pavers, concrete, decking, etc. The findings helped reveal JadeWaters’ impact on the development’s overall value.

client: Anatole Partners III, LLC c/o Crow Family Holdings

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