SCE (Southern California Edison) is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It provides 14 million people with electricity across a service territory of approximately 50,000 square miles. The SCE GO1 Headquarters Building in Rosemead, CA is not only a vastly important building, but after 43 years, one that was also in need of an update.
The project encompassed a 1 acre podium renovation of landscape, hardscape and furnishings. Landscape architect Liz Greene of Richard Price and Associates Landscape Architecture came to Tournesol Siteworks to assist with the project. They chose our Urban Collection, in both squares and rectangles, as the major focus of the courtyard remodel.
According to Liz, ‘”the age of the building and size created some challenges. Working with such a large scale and a half-century year old infrastructure guided many of our design decisions.” The size options of the Urban Collection allowed for the planting of large olive trees which complimented the scale of the courtyard. The collection is produced in both lightweight fiberglass and GFRC concrete to accommodate the larger sizes. “Sleek, simple and elegantly proportioned” the Urban Collection also help set a more contemporary mood.
It is always exciting to see how pots and planters can revitalize an area and bring landscape to a hardscape environment.