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Garth Ruffner Landscape Architect

Chinese Pistache Trees and Junipers in Sacramento
Pistache Trees Provide Shade from the Sacramento Sun.
Sacramento Entry Landscaping

Three office buildings were completed between 2001 and 2003. Sacramento County Courtrooms occupy much of the office space. Another office building is now in the design phase.

Sacramento County Courthouse Landscaping

Mowed turf serves as a durable groundcover in areas subject to heavy foot traffic. Lush landscaping is located adjacent to the buildings. Chinese Pistache trees provide shade along the walkway.

The eastern sides of the buildings overlook the former quarry site, which includes an extensive parking field. The landscaping adjacent to the buildings tends to be more lush, while water conserving plants are used extensively in peripheral areas.

The project is situated along the rim of the former Granite Construction gravel quarry. The quarry site has been converted to public parking lots and a regional park. Junipers, Manzanita and Deergrass contrast with the turf along Ramona Avenue.

Landscaped Parking Lot in the City of Sacramento

Building C, Looking South

Lower Parking Field

Elevators provide access between the parking field and the buildings. Irrigated, unmowed grasses are a natural looking, low water use groundcover on the steep slopes. The dense canopy tree planting will shade more than 50% of the parking lot in 15 years to meet City of Sacramento Codes.

Landscape Contractor (Bldg.s B & C): Old Village Landscaping

Landscape Contractor (Bldg. D): Landscape Visions (now Vista Parks)

Landscape Maintenance Contractor: Old Village Landscaping

Developer: Separovich Domich

Architect: E. M. Kado & Associates

General Contractor: Panattoni Construction

Granite Regional Park Offices, Sacramento

Building B Entry

Building D, South of Ramona Avenue

East Facades of Buildings B and C