Wilshire Blvd Beautification Santa Monica
This Award winning project by The Eden Group extends 15 blocks from Centenila ave. to the bluffs at palisades park overlooking the ocean. The design incorporates an integrated approach to urban design,transit,street architecture, landscape, environmental graphics, lighting design and significant expressions of public art creating a powerful visual statement providing coherence, connections and identity to the climax segment of this great boulevard . This project was developed in an extensive and in-depth community participatory process. The plan sought to reinforce the connections between the city’s built environment and natural landscape, and to provide a sense of scale and character befitting the boulevards importance.. Go to our awards section in the back of this catalog to view the “Award for Engineering excellence” presented for this project.
Balcom Canyon Restoration Ventura County
Nestled in the mountains of Ventura County, This project consisted of an civil engineering and geotechnical engineering investigation of distress to Balcom Canyon Road between South Mountain and Bradley Roads. The investigation included field mapping, development of temporary bulldozer roads for drill rig and backhoe access. Fieldwork also included excavation, sampling and detailed geologic logging of 24 backhoe test pits, excavation, sampling and down hole logging of 18 bucket auger borings. Geotechnical laboratory testing was conducted by a sub-contractor, and deep-seated slope stability analyses were performed. Cross sections were developed, and recommendations for repair of the roadway and partial stabilization of the landslides were provided.