March 2021
Proposed condition: This image depicts bump-out tree wells, which are self-watering via the use of street run-off. Narrow travel lanes result in decreased speeds in the residential neighborhood with bike lanes and on-street parking on both sides.

Notable Project Submission: Columbus Drive Sustainable Streetscape, Self-Watering Tree Wells

While attending an ISA Arborist seminar – I heard the words often: “If you can manage the water, you can manage the trees.” That overriding arc of thought became the basis for this urban design, sustainable streetscape concept.
February 2021
OUTSIDE Webinar + Tours

Spring 2021 OUTSIDE Webinar + Tours

We are happy to share OUTSIDE has a number of exciting events planned for 2021 including webinars and tours. More information regarding our upcoming events can be found below. Space is limited, so register now.
January 2021
Starkey Ranch

2021 OUTSIDE Collab Goals

The massively transformative purpose of OUTSIDE is to shift the landscape paradigm in Florida. We need to increase the adoption of sustainable landscape practices to help create a more vibrant, healthy, and sustainable future for all Floridians. Rapid population growth, […]
December 2020
Retention ponds can be designed to be aesthetically pleasing, while also conserving water use and performing their engineered storm-water function.

Notable Project Submission: Town of Tioga 8th Ave Expansion

The scope of the work for the ‘Town of Tioga’ 8th Ave Extension project entailed designing a landscape based on the Florida Friendly Landscape principles. The project also required an irrigation system based on the Florida Waterstar design criteria. This would be located along a one-mile section of a county road, bisecting the existing Town of Tioga to the north and new phases of the development to the south.
November 2020
Overall view of Overyonder Cay

Notable Project Submission: Overyonder Cay

The 72-acre island, known as Overyonder Cay, has been tastefully transformed into a dramatic showplace for stunning architectural design and cutting edge, green energy technology. The landscape design approach complies with the environmental report prepared, in conjunction with a harmonious design of natural hard and soft scapes throughout the island.
October 2020
The park’s ecologically sensitive green spaces incorporate 3,500 square of native butterfly gardens and a new eco-edge that has vastly improved that once-compromised park topography integrity.

Notable Project Submission: Collins Canal Park

The Collins Canal Park renovation has brought to life one of Miami Beach’s most underutilized public sites by connecting the city’s rich cultural history with environmental resilience. Collins Park is a linear park sandwiched between the Miami Beach Convention Center and the historic Collins Canal. This passive park connects the residential neighborhoods surrounding the City Center to the city’s arts and cultural institutions including Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Bass Art Museum, Miami Beach Ballet, the New World Symphony campus, Holocaust Memorial, Fillmore Theater, and Lincoln Road.
October 2020
Cherrylake

Lake Rising Podcast: Timothee Sallin from Cherrylake

SUMMARY: Timothee Sallin, Cherrylake President, has spearheaded the OUTSIDE Sustainable Landscapes Collab. The Sallin family has developed a business, Cherrylake, which brings their passion for sustainability, horticulture, and partnership to leading construction and maintenance projects in Central Florida. Cherrylake is dedicated […]
October 2020
The back porch of the community Welcome Center—the first in the state to receive Florida’s Water Star designation—looks over a restored wetland habitat where Cypress trees have been transplanted into high-use areas for contrast and to celebrate nature.

Notable Project Submission: Starkey Ranch

Starkey Ranch exemplifies a new model in greenfield development. Wishing to avoid conventional land development practices that too often have resulted in placeless strip-center shopping and tract housing, the Starkey family donated a large portion of their ranch land to create a permanent wilderness preserve. They then engaged a design team, Dix.Hite + Partners, that embraced their vision: to develop an adjacent master-planned community that honors the land’s history, connects people to nature, and creates a sense of place celebrating a ranching character.
October 2020
The analysis revealed a unique opportunity to experience a diverse transect of ecosystems by walking through the site on the main access road. This inspired opportunities for educational programming across the site.

Notable Project Submission: Coastal Oaks Preserve

Coastal Oaks Preserve is located within one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in North America – the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Land Trust (IRLT), whose mission is to preserve, protect, and provide access to the Lagoon, collaborated with Dix.Hite to create a Vision Plan that celebrates the IRLT's mission through restoration, education, research, and experience. The team performed site inventory and analysis to map areas most suited for preservation, restoration, or development.