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State Route 75 Median Beautification Project

Date of Completion: February 2001

Commissioning Agency: City of Imperial Beach, CA

Design Team: Wimmer Yamada and Caughey, Landscape Architects

Project Description: Sited on the highway median, the public art component for the Beautification Project is composed of eleven 10" wide glass mosaic wave-forms arranged in two groups creating a gateway to the beach City.


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Silver Strand Beautification Project - Least Tern Wing Pier

Date of Completion: September 1999    

Commissioning Agency: City of Coronado, CA

Design Team: Schmidt Design, Landscape Architects, Terra Environmental  

Project Description: The enhancement of a 1.4-mile section of State Highway 75 features a least tern wing pier that provides a vantage point from which to observe the nearby least tern preserve.  Anecdotes about this endangered bird are engraved into the pier’s copper railing.

Awards: 1999 Honor Award - American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter; 2000 Orchid Award for Landscape Architecture / Environmental Solutions; 2003 National Rail-Trail Design Award, 2018 Landmark Landscape Award, American Society of Landscape Architects, San Diego Chapter.

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Rancho Bernardo Bus Rapid Transit Center - Retaining Wall

Date of Completion: 2009

Commissioning Agency: San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Design Team: KTU+A Landscape Architects

Project Description: Inspired by Mr. Toad’s wild ride in Walt Disney’s animated adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s book “The Wind in the Willows”, swirling depictions of leaves blowing in the wind are recessed into monumental concrete retaining walls.

Award: 2010 Project of the Year, American Public Works Association San Diego Imperial Counties Chapter