Sean's Park is a 2.5-acre park designed for Southern Nevadans with intellectual disabilities.
The first of its kind in the United States, Sean's Park offers those its serves new life-skills. Amenities and learning equipment include a "live" street crosswalk, a way-finding path, moonwalk pad, a full-size bowling lane and shuffle board, arts and crafts area, a solar demonstration station, tuned musical instruments, inclusive play equipment including a wheelchair swing, miniature golf course, and community garden. The park amenities encourage conceptual learning, personal awareness, physical activity and social learning. The park is also adorned with the personal art works of Sean Morrissey for whom the park is named.
Inspired by the land itself, Desert Contemporary design is reaching its highest expression at Ascaya. Desert sun, earth and stone inform every angle and dramatic line. The beauty of the native desert is on full display throughout this unique community. Rather than erecting boundaries designed to keep nature out, desert contemporary architecture honors native beauty by blurring boundaries and bringing the environment into the forefront of the community theme and design.
Do you ever feel like you are going insane working your fingers to the bone, running around a hundred miles per hour, losing sleep, working late, skipping lunch and still not getting caught up? Are you going insane? Albert Einstein defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Coaches call “time-outs” to take a few minutes to stop their teams from doing the same thing and get them re-focused on the priority goal. Stephen Covey in his book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People talks about putting first things first and the importance of taking a few minutes each day to prioritize your list of things to do. Many who are busily scurrying about never quite seem to get anything completely done. It takes too much...
This new year is the start of a new decade and is a celebratory year for Southwick LA. This year marks our 20th anniversary! We turn 20 in 20! The firm got its start in 1988 right here in Las Vegas. After becoming a subsidiary of a larger national company for a few years in the late 90’s, we broke away and became Southwick Landscape Architects. We are now the largest Nevada based landscape architecture firm with seven licensed landscape architects. We would not be who we are today without our great clients. Thank you for continuing to use our services. We promise to always provide the best design tailored to your specific needs.
We will be celebrating all year! Our yearlong celebration will include 20 events, service projects, marketing campaigns and client touches. The celebration will be topped off with a big 20th anniversary party that you are all invited to attend. We look forward to sharing our celebration with you. Look for event announcements in future issues of the SLAM. Here’s to the next 20!
Our Holiday Seasons typically begin with the lighting of a Christmas tree, house lights, menorah or some other colorful, and sometimes extravagant, display of lights. These lights bring smiles to faces and joy to hearts as we think on what they represent and watch them twinkle on dark cold nights. It is truly a magical time of year. The lighting of our holiday lights seems to always be accompanied by the lighting of something deep down inside each of us. We smile a little brighter, laugh a little quicker, lend a helping hand more freely and are just better people. There are so many ways to light up your world and those who come in your circle of influence. It can be as simple as...