Shortlisted! From a vast number of firms, we were shortlisted to provide conceptual design services for the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Our proposal was to elevate the entrance signage to landmark status by including outdoor sculptures, enhancing the visual impact of the specimen oak, integrating the west side of the entrance for an immersive entrance experience, and adding realism to the cascade elements. The central cascade was integrated with the site by adding large boulders and plantings, adding signature signage, and lanterns in the trees. In the meadow we added screening and a layering of plant material to offer a sense of enclosure and privacy while framing views to the existing cascade. We added landmark elements like a series of outdoor fire features with seating and a spectacular element like a human nest that certifies that the space is Instagram worthy!
Andrew Heffner is a registered landscape architect in Michigan and Texas. He earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University.