With renovations to this apartment building planned to accommodate the needs of a changing tenant base, UBLA was recently contracted to provide design services for this existing courtyard in Brighton.
Working with the owner, the Mount Vernon Company, we began by developing several concepts along with materials and plant palettes for review.
The selected concept creates two seating areas connected by a winding paver path. Unwanted views are screened, and medium growing, upright trees provide a canopy and reduce the scale of the surrounding 4-story brick buildings. Lush plantings weave throughout to soften the angular borders created by building footprints. A small fountain was selected to provide the soothing sounds of water and help to lessen the traffic noise from Comm. Ave.