If we may, we’d like to take a break from our regularly scheduled landscape architecture-related programming to brag about our dear Pensacola! If you didn’t know, the “Western Gate to the Sunshine State” is Jerry Pate Design’s home base. And we are proud of it! Garden & Gun recently shared an article all about the arts and culture scene here in our hometown, and we can’t resist sharing it. Especially since it includes a photo of the overhead balloon display Foo Foo Fest brought to a streetscape we created. We love the reminder of how intertwined our passionate team is with the landscape of our beloved city. Read all about the opera, children’s chorus, Broadway, and more that are thriving in or on their way to Pensacola: Come for the Coast, Stay for a Show
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For much of human history, time was spent predominantly outdoors. In the beginning, we mostly lived outside—in the woods, the fields, the open expanses. And even in decades as recent as the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, we spent ample time exploring in the open air. But with the advent of so much incredible technology within the home, we have experienced a shift in how we spend our time, both in childhood and beyond. Now, there are literally endless options for things to do in the palms of our hands. We find avenues of play on iPads in toddlerhood. Schoolwork is made possible by Google. Our work life demands that we stay very much glued to our screens. The conversations that connect us with friends and family are so often centered on the shows we’re all watching. We live, undeniably, in quite a novel age. But all this technology keeps us indoors, away from nature. And we should still prioritize nature where we can. Because our mind and body crave it. Without it, a sense of disconnectedness and loss sets in. It’s called Nature-Deficit Disorder. What Is Nature-Deficit Disorder? In 2005, Richard Louv introduced the concept and coined the term in […]
There are many goals for an ideal landscape. First, you certainly want it to be aesthetically pleasing. Second, you need to ensure it is enjoyable for people to use, or at the very least, safe for them to navigate. Next, you may want to design it to be easy to maintain. You could also craft a landscape that makes the best use of natural resources like water. But lastly, and often overlooked, you should design a landscape that can better combat air pollution. Altogether, it’s a tall order. That’s why we have become experts at executing just such ideal landscape architecture for our clients here at Jerry Pate Design. But today, we’re going to break it down and help you to explore the final of those goals. Here is how landscape architecture can better combat air pollution. You Can Combat Air Pollution by Being Thoughtful About Plant and Tree Selection Mother Nature herself can’t always decide precisely which plants and trees will go where. One wishes she could, because certain plant varieties can have an immense impact on clearing air pollution. You can help by doing this for her! Plants and trees purify the air by both removing pollutants and […]
Jerry Pate Design is proud to announce that Brad Alexander, one of our design associates and our resident Certified Irrigation Designer, has been recognized for his exemplary service to others. Brad was awarded the Eric Doelker Memorial award for outstanding leadership during his graduation with the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2022. The award is presented to the one class member whose “actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, do more, and become more.” At Jerry Pate Design, he faithfully leads our project design and construction teams in selfless dedication to our clients and project end users. It is an honor to work with Brad as we continue to create more and more wonderful and exciting spaces for our communities to enjoy.
On October 25, our team here at Jerry Pate Design collaborated with Sustainable Town Concepts to host a charrette with members of the Pensacola community. The topic of discussion was the forthcoming Brownsville Park project, for which we are in the design phase now. When we are creating public outdoor spaces for locals to enjoy, it is so important for us to gain their perspectives. We were delighted by the chance to hear feedback and opinions from the very people who will be patrons of Brownsville Park in the future. As a part of the Pensacola Design Project, Jerry Pate Design is donating our time and effort to make these Brownsville Park improvements. Upon completion, the L-shaped property may feature a playground, pavilion, picnic areas, and more. We’re excited to break ground soon! Photography Courtesy of Escambia County Community and Media Relations.