About client + project

Foothills Design Firm

Commercial landscape design for Lori Carroll and Associates, an interior design firm in the Tucson Foothills.

The objectives for the client were:
  • Address drainage issues.
  • Hide unattractive industrial equipment.
  • Create a design that will be low-maintenance and beautiful year-round.

This project was a commercial landscape design for an interior design firm that needed a facelift for their exterior space.  Problematic drainage plagued them during the rainy season, and the client desired a means to hide a large air conditioning unit.

Redirection of drainage water was a necessary initial step to completing this project.  We designed a hidden, French drain which rerouted the surface water away from the building and into a separate area.  Bulky HVAC equipment was hidden behind a natural fence of tightly planted ocotillos and flowers.  Planting space was limited to long, linear gaps, so we planted tight groupings of hearty, native plants.  These “bulletproof” species were perfect for this location because they were low maintenance, low water, and they held their beauty throughout the year.

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Core Competencies


Landscape Design
Commercial Planning
Drainage + Irrigation


“Great sense of color, proportion, and growing environment. Our office looked great when the project was complete, and it looked event better as it matured.”
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J. Carroll

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