Statement of Qualifications
Dugmore Design Studio is a general partnership located in Encinitas, California. We provide a full range of design and consulting services including preparation of master plans, concept plans, and detailed construction documents. We have been involved in the preparation of design development plans, landscape design and/or construction documentation for the following projects:
THE HAMILTON’S CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens)
This award winning project was designed in a collaborative effort between Dugmore Design Studio and Deneen, Powell Atelier, and also included a full range of engineering services. The Hamilton’s Children’s Garden is a state of the art interactive garden for children which opened in June of 2009. This garden is more than one acre in size with a construction budget of 3.5 million dollars for the first phase. The garden includes more than 15 interactive themed garden areas for children to explore natural and traditional garden experiences. Some of these gardens explore themes such as art, music, construction, and vegetable gardening. Children can also learn about water flow in a stream, and explore “Toni’s Tree House. This garden opened with great acclaim and enthusiasm. In 2009, the Hamilton’s Children’s Garden project won an Orchid Award from the San Diego Architects Foundation sponsored “Orchid and Onions Awards”; an Honor Award from the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Design Awards Program; and a Landscape Design Commendation was presented to the entire San Diego Botanic Garden from the Landscape Design Council of the California Garden Clubs, Inc.
SEEDS OF WONDER CHILDREN’S GARDEN AT SAN DIEGO BOTANIC GARDEN (formerly Quail Botanical Gardens)
The Seeds of Wonder Garden opened in April of 2003 at Quail Botanical Gardens and provides a preview to some of the concepts contained in the larger Hamilton’s Children’s Garden design. Children can roll down a grassy hill, explore the baby dinosaur forest, discover a secret garden, and play in a mini-farmyard while parents and grandparents relax and enjoy watching them explore, discover and play in this mini-wonderland for the imagination. The garden contains topiary, sculpture and hands-on natural play elements for all of the senses. We provided full design, construction documentation, and construction observation services for the project. This project received the San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in December of 2003. It was the highest level award given in 2003.
ENCINITAS COMMUNITY USE SPACE MASTER PLAN: We prepared a Proposed Master Plan on behalf of the San Diego Botanic Garden (Quail Botanical Gardens) for a 12 acre parcel of land adjacent to Quail Gardens. The parcel had been donated to the City of Encinitas for uses to be determined by the City Council. Our Master Plan provides for new entry facilities for Quail Botanical Gardens; and sites for the San Diego Children’s Garden, a new Horticulture Center, the North County Children’s Museum, the San Dieguito History Museum, the re-establishment of a portion of the historic Cottonwood Creek, and new exhibit areas for Quail Botanical Gardens. The plan drew unprecedented endorsement from Encinitas organizations including The Cottonwood Creek Conservancy, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, North County Flower and Plant Association, San Diego Horticultural Society, the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission, and surrounding neighbors of Quail Gardens. In September of 2000, the Encinitas City Council voted to endorse the Master Plan and designated the Quail Botanical Gardens Foundation to have development rights to the entire 12 acre parcel.
HIGHWAY 101 DOWNTOWN ENCINITAS, SOUTH ENTRANCE GARDEN: We were commissioned by the Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association in conjunction with the City of Encinitas to provide design services for a new garden located at the southern entry to the downtown Encinitas business district. The garden contains elements that reflect the identity of this beach community. The garden features a palapa bus stop shelter with surfboard benches and ocean motif paving, and monuments honoring noteworthy local flower growers and the horticultural diversity of Quail Botanical Gardens. The garden plan specifies vernacular landscape construction materials including adobe bricks, Moonlight Beach sand, and Cardiff cobblestones. The project was endorsed by the Encinitas City Council in September of 2000.
TOYOTA CARLSBAD DEALERSHIP EXPANSION: We prepared the concept plan, construction documentation, and construction observation for the 3.5 acre expansion of the Toyota automobile dealership located in Car Country Carlsbad. The project featured landscape design for the project entry, car display areas, boulevard right-of-way, parking islands, buildings and slopes. The project required landscape plan approval from the City of Carlsbad, which was granted with the second plan submittal.
SAINT ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH MASTER PLAN AND BIBLE GARDEN: We prepared landscape design, construction documentation, and construction observation for this project. The church grounds include more than a half acre of landscape gardens and features a Bible Garden that exhibits plants referenced in various books of the Bible. The Bible garden and adjacent picnic/event areas are designed around an existing mature pine tree canopy.
RANCHO PENASQUITOS COURTYARD, HISTORIC LANDSCAPE PLAN: We served as the landscape architects on the design committee assembled to prepare project landscape plans. These plans were prepared as a part of the historic restoration of the adobe ranch house located at Penasquitos Canyon Park. The plans were designed to serve as a guide for establishing a historically accurate landscape for the ranch courtyard.
SAN MARCOS LANDFILL NATIVE HABITAT REVEGETATION PROJECT: We currently provide consulting services, design development and construction documentation services to the County of San Diego in their efforts to develop a native habitat revegetation plan for this 110 acre closed landfill. The project has required close study and coordination between the engineering requirements for closed landfills versus the needs and requirements of Coastal Sage Scrub and Chaparral plant communities. This unique project will utilize vegetation to meet the aesthetic needs of this growing community and the public safety function of removing moisture from the landfill cover monolithic soil profile thus helping to prevent water intrusion into the refuse column. The revegetation project must satisfy these diverse and complex functional, aesthetic and habitat needs along with the requirements of two local government agencies and the State Integrated Waste Management Board.
COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS: We have prepared plans for numerous small commercial or multi-unit residential projects. Such projects require design review and approval from government jurisdictions.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY REVEGETATION PLAN REVIEW: We have provided plan review services to the County of San Diego Planning Department for revegetation plans required for habitat loss mitigation.
HOME OWNER ASSOCIATION PLAN REVIEW: We have provided plan review services for several Home Owner Associations.
CUSTOM RESIDENTIAL DESIGN SERVICES: We provide design and construction documentation services for custom residential clients throughout San Diego County. We have won awards for our residential designs through San Diego Home and Garden Magazine, the California Landscape Contractor’s Association, and the Building Industry Association of San Diego. In practice since 1994, our firm has completed a great number of residential projects throughout the County including projects in Rancho Santa Fe, Santa Luz, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar, La Jolla, North County Coastal, North County Inland, South County, and Julian.