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Norris Design Phoenix,
Tucson, Ariz.

Norris Design, a strategic partner in planning, landscape architecture and project promotion, has offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, Denver and Frisco, Colo., Chicago, and Austin, Texas. The staff of 50 excels in design, strategic planning, GIS, graphic presentations, renderings and 3D computer visualizations. Norris Design continues to successfully deliver projects around the world as it has for over 25 years. Arizona principals: Doug Craig and Stacey Weaks, RLA, LEED AP; Key staff: Jason Kuklinski, RLA, CID, Joel Thomas, RLA, and Hampton Uzzelle.

Scottsdale Centre



A significant renovation of the Scottsdale Centre office complex presented an opportunity to reintroduce landscape to the public spaces. The renovation of Scottsdale Centre was initiated to resolve drainage problems from several buildings and a plaza over a parking structure. The goal was to enhance visitor experience, provide a comfortable working environment and ultimately invite people to venture from the offices to the gardens and plazas. The team redesigned the spaces to create new social and private gathering spaces. The landscape defines the spaces and enhances the aesthetics of the property. The design increased the landscape areas, while significantly decreasing turf and water consumption. The design also improved wayfinding and pedestrian traffic.

Blue Moon Garden, Tucson



The Blue Moon Community Garden is the first fully-accessible community garden in Tucson. The site was an overflow parking lot for the Tucson House, a complex for over 600 low-income, disabled and elderly residents. The barrier-free design has 36 garden beds; 24 are raised at 16 or 30 inches, or at table-top height; 12 beds are at grade. The garden includes walking paths, a ramada for shade, tool shed, lockers, native vegetation, seating and game tables, an entry arbor and a citrus grove.

15,000-gallon rainwater-harvesting tank captures rainwater and A/C condensation from the 17-story adjacent building, providing water for the vegetables, plants and fruit trees. A smaller cistern captures water from the ramada for nearby landscape plants. The garden is now at capacity, flourishing in the desert.

Dignity Health West Valley Medical Facility, Glendale, Ariz.

Norris Design provided 3D-visualization and animation, landscape, hardscape and irrigation design for the proposed West Valley Medical Facility operated by Dignity Health. The project boasts many intimate spaces, including a Meditation Garden and Healing Garden, places for solitude, reflection and an inviting campus for patients and visitors. The new hospital grounds are elegantly designed by blending a variety of forms, textures, colors and aromas of local native plantings with distinctive hardscapes and materials. The garden features low water use plants and a passive rainwater harvesting system.

North Park, Sahuarita, Ariz.

Norris Design collaborated with Sahuarita Public Works and Parks and Recreation to implement the design for a 22-acre park with two soccer fields, a baseball field, a basketball court, a skate spot, playground and a trail with connections to the neighboring community's trail network. The design team and town facilitated public participation. The design includes water harvesting and a barrier-free parking lot, resulting in reductions in curbing and paving. Soil moisture sensors and irrigation technology are being used to chart water savings in passive water harvesting areas.





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