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  • Community Planning                             
  • Mixed-Use Planning & Design
  • Midrise & Highrise Residential Design
  • Town Planning
  • Landscape Architectural Design
  • Urban Design & Site Planning
  • Residential Landscape & Hardscape Design
  • Commercial Site Planning & Design
  • Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND)
  • Roadway Landscape Design
  • Land Use & Zoning Consultation
  • Public Representation
  • Graphic Design
  • 3-D Modeling & Presentation Graphics
  • Construction Administration
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • LEED Certified Design
  • Architectural & Community Design Guidelines
  • Project Entitlements
  • DRI (Development of Regional Impact) Design & Processing

George G. Gentile

George G. Gentile, FASLA

Senior Partner

PLA #0000530

Email: George@2gho.com

 

  • Joined 2GHO:     Founded Firm in 1988
  • Education:           Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida - 1977
  • BIO:                  As Senior Partner and a principal of Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Mr. Gentile is responsible for the daily management, operations and marketing of the firm as well a managing and participating in all project design and direction. He continues to represent projects before public agencies and has had principle responsibility for the implementation of these projects as well. His extensive experience in the professions of landscape architecture and planning continues to provide valuable input to both public and private projects alike.
  • Affiliations:      Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, American Planning Association, Urban Land Institute, Palm Beach County Planning Congress, International Society of Arboriculture, Trustee of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Environmental Professionals, US Green Building Congress, Commissioner of the Jupiter Inlet District, and Member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Dodi Glas

Dodi Buckmaster Glas, AICP

Partner, Director of Planning

Email: Dodi@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:    2005
  • Education:          M.A. Environmental Growth Management Fellow/Public Administration, Florida Atlantic University;  B.A. Political Science/Urban Planning Regional Development, Business Minor, Salisbury State University;  Honor Political Science Program, Interdisciplinary Major of Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics and Government, The American University, Washington D.C.
  • BIO:                Ms. Glas brings varied experience in land planning and directing departmental staff efforts and multi-disciplined development teams through comprehensive and current planning activities, community relations, governmental processes and construction efforts to the firm.  She has directed planning services and represented a range of private sector clients with commercial, residential, mixed and multiple use projects including Developments of Regional Impact. She has nearly twenty-eight years of local planning experience and varied career experience.  She has worked in both the public and private sectors, and serving in a range of capacities from regional manager of an interdisciplinary firm with planners, engineers and landscape architects, to client representative, to developer, to agency reviewer, to policymaker to advocate. 
  • Affiliations:         American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners, Palm Beach County Planning Congress, Urban Land Institute (Southeast Florida/Caribbean Chapter), U.S. Green Building Council, Women's Chamber of Palm Beach County

M. Troy Holloway

M. Troy Holloway, ASLA

Partner

PLA #0001351

Email: Troy@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:     1989
  • Education:     Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, The Ohio State University - 1986
  • BIO:               As a principal of Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Mr. Holloway is responsible for project design, direction and management for a wide variety of projects ranging from large-scale land planning, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects to detailed small-scale retail, office and residential site and landscape design.  He has had principal responsibility not only to oversee many projects through the planning, design and approval phases, but also towards implementation and through the construction process.
  • Affiliations:        ArtiGras of the Palm Beaches, Committee Chair; Jupiter Tequesta Athletic Association, Vice-President; Town of Jupiter Beach Committee; The Island at Abacoa Board of Directors, Vice-President.

Emily O'Mahoney

Emily M. O’Mahoney, ASLA

Partner

PLA #0000684

Email: Emily@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:  1998 as Partner
  • Education:  University of Florida, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 1980
  • BIO: Ms. O'Mahoney has over 27 years of experience in landscape architecture, site planning with emphasis on conceptual and detailed design at all scales. In 1993 she started her own company and then joined with George Gentile and Troy Holloway to form the GHO partnership in 1998. Within the firm, Emily is responsible for project design, direction and management for a wide variety of projects ranging large scale master planning at the conceptual level, residential mid and high-rise towers, parks and public spaces along with many of the urban redevelopment projects.  Emily is also a proponent of sustainable green design in every project.
  • Service: Treasurer: Landscape Architecture Advisory Board at FAMU, 2005-Present;     Chair / Church Landscape Committee Chair, 2002 - Present;  President (2000-present) Shores Homeowner’s Association, 1996 - Present; Member, Board of Directors / Shores Homeowner’s Assoc., 1997 - Present; Assistant Chair, Women in Business - Chamber, 2001 - Present; Habitat for Humanity (Design, donation & installation coordinator for 3 homes), 1994 – 1999; Lecturer / Horticulture Society of South Florida, 1999; Member / Professional Women’s Networking, 1995 - 2004; President & Board Member / Prof. Women’s Networking, 2004 - present.
  • Affiliations: American Society of Landscape Architects, US Green Building Council, Professional Women's Network, The Nature Conservancy, National Society of Historic Preservation, The Native Plant Society, Jupiter-Tequesta-Juno Beach Chamber, Florida Urban Forestry Council, National Society of Arboriculture
  • Honors, Awards, & Recognition: Service Award, Florida Chapter ASLA, Education Committee/LARE Review (1996–2006), Professional Office of the Year Award, Northern Palm Beach Chamber (2005), Professional Service Recognition, Beautification Committee, Town of Jupiter (2006), Award of Honor, Florida Chapter ASLA, Limestone Creek Elementary Nature & Shade Program (2002), Award of Excellence, Florida Chapter ASLA, A Loblolly Pine Residence (1998), Service Award, Florida Chapter ASLA, Section Chair (1995 – present),

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Design Associate


Email:  Kevin@2gho.com 

 

  • Joined 2GHO:     2000
  • BIO:                  Mr. Smith graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Interior Design. After a career in commercial space planning with clients that included IBM, Motorola, and Pratt Whitney he came to 2GHO in 2000 as a designer.  With his seven year tenure at 2GHO Mr. Smith has taken on a broad range of responsibilities that have included landscape design, both commercial and residential, as well as graphic design. He has a background in hand renderings as well as projects produced through Photoshop. He is also involved in all FDOT projects. Responsibilities for these roadway projects include design, preparation of landscape plans and cost estimating.
  • Affiliations:     ArtiGras of the Palm Beaches, Committee Co-Chair; Bahia Sound Board of Directors, President.

Alec Dickerson

Alec Dickerson

Planner 

Email: Alec@2gho.com  

  • Joined 2GHO:     2014

  • Education:       Bachelor of Political Science, Louisiana State University

  • BIO:         Alec Dickerson is a Planner Technician at Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates.  He assists the planning and design staff by completing administrative tasks, as well as offering assistance to the associates on several elements of the development process ranging from commercial, industrial, and residential. 

          He is currently enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, seeking a Master’s degree in                   Urban and Regional Planning.

  • Affiliations:  Palm Beach County Planning Congress

                               APA – American Planning Association

                               ICMA- International City/County Management Association

Benjamin Dolan

Benjamin Dolan
Design Associate

Email: Ben@2gho.com

  • BIO:    As a Design Associate of Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney and Associates, Inc. Mr. Dolan has a very large scope of available services. From being part owner of an operating nursery and maintenance company. He offers a wide variety in large scale commercial, residential, and mixed use site and landscaping designs, as well as smaller more detailed residential, office, medical, and municipal work. In addition, full scope of graphic abilities for all design needs and approvals. With 13 years experience, he has a diverse range of experience in field, hands on design and development, technical CADD works and oversees many aspects of the beginning to the end design process. He is working to develop many L.E.E.D. accredited and USGBC jobs and implemented concepts to work for a greener more eco friendly way of creating and integrating nature with development.

Patricia Lentini

Patricia Lentini
Senior Planner


Email: Pat@2gho.com 

  • Joined 2GHO:     2005
  • BIO:                  Ms. Lentini has over 20 years of experience in land planning including experience in zoning as a planner with Palm Beach County Planning and Zoning and Building Department; government liaison one of the largest construction firms in Palm Beach County; and with several of the highest respected Urban Planning/Landscape Architectural firms in Palm Beach County. She has provided invaluable client and team coordination to facilitate the transition through the many levels of governmental approvals throughout Southeast Florida. Ms. Lentini has worked on a wide range of projects from residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial, and Development of Regional Impacts.
  • Affiliations:        American Planning Association (APA), Palm Beach County Planning Congress

Will Liu

Will Liu, ASLA

Landscape Designer

Email: Will@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:     2014

  • Education:       Mr. Liu received his BE in Landscape Architecture from Beijing Forestry University in 2011, and Master of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014.
  • BIO:           After eight years of study and work, Mr. Will Liu became a member of 2GHO, bringing him one step closer to the dream of applying his creativity and enthusiasm to the field. Before attending graduate school in the U.S., Will worked for two years in Beijing and gained valuable professional experience at HOK Beijing Office, Architectural Design & Research Institute of Tsinghua University and AECOM Beijing Office. He was involved in multiple projects, scaling from sculpture to urban design and planning, which built a solid foundation for his study and work at 2GHO.

         Mr. Liu is proficient in Auto CAD, Sketchup and Rhinoceros for both 2D and            3D Modeling as well as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe                    InDesign for post graphic production. In addition to landscape architecture                design, he is interested in arts, history, photography, and travel. His footprints          can be found around the world in cluding Singapore, Russia, North America,              the Caribbean, Latin America, Japan, and Southwest Asia.

  • Affiliations:           American Society of Landscape Architecture

Dylan Roden

Dylan Roden
Landscape Architect
PLA #6667042


Email: Dylan@2gho.com 

  • Joined 2GHO:    2000
  • Education:        Bachelors of Landscape Architecture, University of Florida 2007;  Arts & Associates Degree, Palm Beach Community College 2002;  Graduate of Jupiter High School‘s Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy (J.E.R.F.S.A) 2001.
  • BIO:      Mr. Roden joined 2GHO in 2000 as an intern in High School through J.E.R.F.S.A.  He has worked at 2GHO while studying Landscape Architecture.  This opportunity gave him the unique experience of learning theory and design while receiving perspective from a practical point of view.  Mr. Roden is knowledgeable of Florida’s Ecosystems and how they function & relate to each other.  He has studied how humans have impacted the natural environment and how we should coexist with it.  While studying at the University of Florida his final project was to plan Spoil Ecosystems for Lake Okeechobee that would benefit the Everglades Ecosystem as well as the communities that depend on them.  He researched and analyzed through GIS modeling the Environmental, Recreational, Cultural, and Economic, enhancement for the Lake Okeechobee Region.  Mr. Roden has worked on various projects and aspects of Landscape Architecture and Planning including Residential, Retail, Commercial & Public projects of all scales, from concepts to details.  He also provides both 2-D & 3-D computer graphics, using multiple medias, from site studies to scaled project fly bys and walk throughs.  Mr. Roden is proficient In AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Google Sketch up 3-D Modeling, G.I.S. Geographic Information System, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, & Microsoft Excel.
  • Affiliations:    American Society of Landscape Architects;  Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America;  ArtiGras of the Palm Beaches

Dan Siemsen

Daniel S. Siemsen, ASLA
Landscape Architect
PLA #6667279


Email: Dan@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:    2003
  • Education:       Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Kansas State University in 1999
  • BIO:          Mr. Siemsen is a landscape architect with more than 20 years experience in the fields of planning, landscape design, and construction.  He has experience in construction, installation, design and planning in both the public and private sectors.  Mr. Siemsen’s areas of emphasis include habitat restoration design, large scale native planting design, land planning, site design, construction management, erosion and sediment control, environmental permitting, construction and monitoring.  He is proficient in various computer applications including AutoCADD, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and computer network troubleshooting.
  • Affiliations:         American Society of Landscape Architects

Kelli Thomasson

Kelli Thomasson
Office Manager


Email: Kelli@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:     2000
  • BIO:                     As office manager, Ms. Thomasson has a wide range of responsibilities to carry out. The most important of which is her client relations work, as she is often the point of first contact. From supervising the work of the office staff, to designing and implementing the various policies of the office, she is integral to ensuring that the office runs in a smooth and seamless manner on a daily basis. She prepares and delivers reports regarding the finances and the working of the office to senior management and is involved in all bookkeeping duties. Ms. Thomasson promotes the company’s health safety policies and ensuring that they are being adhered to by the office.
      

Jessica Lovett

Jessica Lovett

Administrative Assistant

Email: Jessica@2gho.com

  • Joined 2GHO:      2014
  • Education:        Bachelor of Political Science, University of Florida
  • BIO:           Jessica Lovett is an administrative assistant at Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates. She greets and assists clients, and handles the majority of the marketing for the company including updating the website, ordering promotional material and crafting proposals for public projects. She provides support in project research, writing reports, and event organizing. 

1907 Commerce Lane

1907 Commerce Lane

Abacoa

Abacoa

2GHO is responsible for the design of all the common area landscape including streetscapes, the town center and the master re-use landscape irrigation system for this 2050 acre traditional neighborhood development of Abacoa in north Palm Beach County.  Several of the commercial and residential parcels are the site and landscape design result of 2GHO addressing pedestrian and vehicular connectivity, community recreation, and providing for a unique quality of life.   On a community wide level a sustainable plant pallet has been developed supported by the use of recycled water for all the irrigation requiring state of the art equipment on a massive scale. Working with biologists, 2GHO is responsible for the pink haze of Muhly Grass blooming twice a year within the development’s unique greenway system designed to handle all the stormwater.  

The Abacoa DRI consists of various types of Residential Dwelling Units; 1,085,400 square feet of Retail; 1,754,000 square feet of Research & Development, Industrial, Medical Office and Town Center; 510,700 square feet of Professional Office; Florida Atlantic University Campus serving 4,900 students and the Scripps and Max Planck research facilities; Baseball Spring Training Facility for two professional teams; 528 acres of Open Space, Upland Preserve, and Lakes; a Public Golf Course; a Public School site, Civic Buildings & a Tri-Rail Station. The Abacoa Master Plan was prepared in 1994, approved in March of 1995, broke ground in April 1996, & is almost completely built out today.

Abacoa Greenway

Abacoa Greenway

2GHO is responsible for the design of all the common area landscape including streetscapes, the town center and the master re-use landscape irrigation system for this 2050 acre traditional neighborhood development of Abacoa in north Palm Beach County.  Several of the commercial and residential parcels are the site and landscape design result of 2GHO addressing pedestrian and vehicular connectivity, community recreation, and providing for a unique quality of life.   On a community wide level a sustainable plant pallet has been developed supported by the use of recycled water for all the irrigation requiring state of the art equipment on a massive scale. Working with biologists, 2GHO is responsible for the pink haze of Muhly Grass blooming twice a year within the development’s unique greenway system designed to handle all the stormwwater.  

The Abacoa DRI consists of various types of Residential Dwelling Units; 1,085,400 square feet of Retail; 1,754,000 square feet of Research & Development, Industrial, Medical Office and Town Center; 510,700 square feet of Professional Office; Florida Atlantic University Campus serving 4,900 students and the Scripps and Max Planck research facilities; Baseball Spring Training Facility for two professional teams; 528 acres of Open Space, Upland Preserve, and Lakes; a Public Golf Course; a Public School site, Civic Buildings & a Tri-Rail Station. The Abacoa Master Plan was prepared in 1994, approved in March of 1995, broke ground in April 1996, & is almost completely built out today.

Abacoa Golf Course Club House

Abacoa Golf Course Club House

Abacoa Town Center

Abacoa Town Center

Alternate A-1-A Jupiter

Alternate A-1-A Jupiter

2GHO is responsible for the landscape design of the expansion of Alternate A-1-A, a 4.8 mile stretch of roadway connecting Indiantown Road on the north to Donald Ross Road on the south in Jupiter, Florida.  The road improvements included taking a 4 lane uncurbed divided roadway into a six land curbed median roadway.  Train tracks parallel the roadway with several gated communities on the other side created a challenge.  The Town of Jupiter received grant monies from the Metropolitan Planning Organization for a trees only project where it was discussed not to include irrigation.

Meeting with the gated communities resulted in monetary contributions which allowed the project to include irrigation and some decorative shrub material for color and texture at focal points.  With a price tag of $750,000, the final product pleases commuters and residents of the area by bringing interest to the median and away from the train tracks.

Burns Road

Burns Road

2GHO was responsible for conceptual presentations and public workshops on the expansion of this local road including median design and curvilinear pedestrian walk system used by school children and joggers alike. The western end expansion involved the successful relocation of mature Live Oak trees. Burns Road is a two mile road in Palm Beach Gardens.

Burt Reynolds Park

Burt Reynolds Park

Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for the design of the park expansion along the Intracoastal Waterway in the Town of Jupiter. The expansion included sixty four (64) new boat trailer parking spaces, fifty six (56) public parking spaces, a large group picnic pavilion area with grills, four (4) family picnic pavilions, a restroom facility, an equipment storage building, a tot lot, and a grass volley ball court. The project includes an extension of the Town of Jupiter’s Riverwalk from U.S. Highway One to the proposed pedestrian bridge. Two additional dock areas for launched boat staging are designed, the first located on the west side of U.S. Highway One north of the existing boat ramps, and the other is located just east of the boat ramps. Currently the park is used as one of Jupiter’s prime boat launching facilities and handles hundreds of users on each weekend. 

2GHO was responsible for processing the site plan application and dock expansion through the Town of Jupiter and various regulating agencies, as well as representing the client at all public meetings. 2GHO  designed a flowing site plan with well thought out details, native and naturalistic landscape, and water saving irrigation. Existing tree inventory was executed and involved tree relocation and exotic removal. In addition 2GHO saw the project through the construction administration process and handled all issues which occurred during the final stages of implementation.

Christ Fellowship Church

Christ Fellowship Church

2GHO is responsible for the master plan, several phases of site plans and the landscape design for the Christ Fellowship Church’s Palm Beach Gardens Campus.  This 40 acre site hosts several large buildings and includes a $400,000 contemplative garden designed by 2GHO.  Such a large facility required careful buffering from the surrounding quiet residential communities which was achieved with a careful selection and massing of native plants for sustainability.  Other challenges faced by the 2GHO team during site plan approval included entry location, traffic generated and right-of-way buffering.  Today this facility stands as the inviting and lush home campus to a expanding church community.

City of Riviera Beach Municipal Beach Park

City of Riviera Beach Municipal Beach Park

2GHO is responsible for the site plan and landscape design as well as the dune restoration for the 16.95 acre stretch of beach located within the City of Riviera Beach, a redevelopment of this popular beach site.  The recreational beach park has been redesigned with many amenities which did not exist before. The park’s entry plaza was designed to incorporate interactive fountains covered by shade sails which provide visual identification and a sense of arrival for the park.  Secondary entries host trellises and plenty of shaded benches creating great spaces.  The redesign of the park allowed for many new amenities including picnicking, improved life guard facility, storage for police and sea turtle advocates, restroom facilities, showers, and the ability to host large outdoor concerts and volleyball tournaments.

One of the main goals during the park refurbishment was to restore the dune and improve sea turtle protection.  This beach historically caused sea turtle havoc due to light intrusion around and the between the dunes.  Thus, in addition to the redesign of the dunes to provide closure and screening, retail site and building lighting was modified, assuring that sea turtle safely nest water ward of the dune line.  All walking surfaces are accessible with a special low impact pervious crushed stone paths on the dunes and surrounded by restored dune vegetation.

The completed park hosts thousands of residents and visitors each weekend who come to play, picnic and swim.  This paired with the redevelopment of the commercial strip, Ocean Mall, has led to notable success for the Riviera Beach CRA and an award from the Florida Redevelopment Agency in 2011, the Roy F. Kenzie Award for Outstanding Rehabilitation, Renovation or Reuse Project.

Florida Redevelopment Association Award

Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates, in asssociation with Catalfumo Construction and Development and the City Council of Riviera Beach for there roles in the redevelopment of the Municipal Ocean Mall and Beach Park. the project recieved a 2011 Roy F. Kenzie Award as one of the best by the Florida Redevelopment Association.

CVS, Abacoa

CVS, Abacoa

Donald Ross Road

Donald Ross Road

This eastern section of Donald Ross Road in Juno Beach, Florida, is evocative of Old Florida landscape where a new road was blazed.   The decision to leave a larger median (rather than a typical median with expansion available on the outside) gave 2GHO the opportunity to create a dynamic tropical hammock landscape with a backbone of tall Royal Palms rising above curved Cabbage Palms offset by masses of blooming Bougainvillea.  Stately Date Palms enhance the narrower portions of the medians which creates a rhythm and openness that balances the tropical hammocks.

Dubois Park

Dubois Park

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for governmental approvals including a future land use amendment and rezoning of additional parcels, totaling 1.175 acres, which are now incorporated into this 21+ acre park.  DuBois Park is located on the Jupiter Inlet at the mouth of the Loxahatchee River and contains the DuBois Pioneer Home, listed on the National Register of Historic places.  The home was built in the traditional shingle-style in 1898, atop an Indian shell mound.  In 1971 the land was purchased by Palm Beach County for a public park to provide recreational use. In 2008 additional parcels were bought and added to the park.  Today, the park provides the public with a glimpse of Florida pioneer living from the late 1800’s a midst a coastal park with a guarded beach, picnic accommodations, a playground, and public restrooms.

Dyer Landfill Reclamation

Dyer Landfill Reclamation

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc, on behalf of Palm Beach County, is responsible the coordination of all disciplines involved with this unique restoration project. In addition 2GHO provided master planning services and landscape design.  The Dyer landfill reclamation project was initiated in 1988 when Palm Beach County closed the landfill to waste management use in order to construct the new resource recovery facility and landfill.  George Gentile, principle of 2GHO, began the process of developing an “end use” plan for this site that included both passive and active recreation uses.  Those uses included restoration of the historical wetlands, creation of an educational native habitat, a golf driving range, BMX bicycle track and the reclamation of over 12,000 native trees which were placed on the site.  This project received national recognition, numerous awards and was featured on ABC’s America agenda program with the restoration of New York’s fresh kill landfill.

El Sol Community Garden

Harbourside

Harbourside

 

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for governmental approval process, site design and landscape architectural services for this mixed use development project within the Town of Jupiter’s Community Redevelopment Agency boundaries. Harbourside Place, Jupiter’s new waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment center, is an ideal example of the interconnected use of function and design for a new downtown. The design utilizes the full potential of the site’s natural beauty and location, providing an essential link within Jupiter’s Riverwalk, a 2.5 mile recreational walking path along the Waterway. Inspired as a modern interpretation of British Colonial architecture, the site embodies the intimate, natural setting of a “village developed over time” and offers local residents and visitors a downtown experience along the water.

Patrons are welcomed to Harbourside Place by a custom-made marlin statue and water fountain, with two towers serving to frame the main entrance and elongate the view. Anchoring the development is the Wyndham Grand Jupiter, a four-star resort which was designed to provide unhindered views of the waterway, including a glass bridge connecting the two wings of the resort. Committed to providing waterfront access to the public, Harbourside Place provides public docks and a riverside pavilion. The amphitheater, which hosts numerous civic and social functions, has a beautifully designed leaf-shaped canopy for maximum acoustic quality and interactive fountains. Whether arriving by land or sea, the entertainment options at Harbourside Place are boundless.

 

Harbor Branch Oceanographic at FAU Lab II

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU

Marine Science Laboratory II Building

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute at FAU Marine Science Laboratory Building is a $19.3 million, 42,000 square foot LEED Gold Building with state-of-the-art laboratories.  2GHO is responsible for the site design which created a new plaza area to act as a centralized hub on campus along with the open grassy lawn for more casual gathering.  The facility is designed with a native plant palette that echoes the rich character of the existing environment along a large canal not far from the Intracoastal Waterway. Swirling lines and curves defines the hardscape using a mixture of concrete pavers and poured colored concrete pavement and retaining walls.  The flowing lines layer over into the design of the landscape beds.  The water sources for irrigation were a major constraint for the project as domestic not available and no new wells allowed small existing wells had to be utilized with worry about pressure and salt intrusion. The landscape material was chosen to be simple and have a low demand of water once established in conjunction with the state-of-the-art irrigation system strategy focusing on water saving devises and techniques from drip irrigation, nozzle selection to an internet based evapotranspiration manager.

Hobe Sound Residence

Hobe Sound Residence

Indian Creek Parkway

Indian Creek Parkway

Gentile Glas Holloway O'Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for the expansion of Indian Creek Parkway, a 1.64 mile stretch of roadway connecting Military Trail to Central Boulevard located in Jupiter, Florida.  The goal of the project was to widen the roadway from two lanes to four lanes while enhancing the vehicular experience and improving the quality of life for residents.  2GHO was responsible for the landscape and irrigation design as well as post construction services for the project.  This project was a joint venture between the Town of Jupiter and Abacoa Development and was implemented with a budget of $467,000 for landscape.

Jetty's Restaurant

Jetty's Restaurant

Jupiter Christian School

Jupiter Christian School

Jupiter's Riverwalk

Jupiter's Riverwalk

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates were the landscape architect for many sections of the Jupiter Riverwalk. The sections connect many uses this linear park along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Jupiter Ridge Natural Area including a 20 unit high-end townhouse development, 5 story luxury condominiums, restaurants, existing and new office buildings, retail shops and hotels. 

The Riverwalk is a 15’ wide decorative concrete path set generally within a 25’ wide piece of land dedicated to the Town of Jupiter.  The 2.5 mile trail along the Intracoastal is nearly completed, connecting back to the beach at both ends and designed for use by active and passive recreational pedestrians and cyclists alike.  2GHO was responsible for site plan approval for adjacent projects and design of the majority of  Riverwalk.  Unique items include interpretive signage for adjacent ecosystems, Intracoastal Waterway history, boating and marine information.  Elements include shade structures, kiosks, benches and gather spots including fountains and stages.   Jupiter’s Riverwalk is a public access way along the waterway via a linear park mechanism funded and built primarily through private development.

Jupiter Yacht Club

Jupiter Yacht Club

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. has been responsible for processing the site plan application through the approval process and designing the exterior hardscape elements and landscape. Additionally 2GHO processed the mitigation permitting, and monitoring reports through The Department of Environmental Protection Agency. The Jupiter Yacht Club is a Mixed Use Planned Unit Development, within the Town of Jupiter’s community redevelopment agency boundaries. The site, overlooking the mangroves of the Intracoastal Waterway, includes a marina, residential condominium units, a future 119 unit boutique hotel, office and retail space. The site is an important feature to the community due to the fact that it is located on Jupiter’s expanding Riverwalk, a inter-connected pedestrian network located in Jupiter’s inlet village.

Kanner Highway

Kanner Highway

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. was authorized by the Florida department of transportation (FDOT) to provide landscape and irrigation design services for a 1.6 mile stretch of roadway located in Stuart, Florida. The landscape, irrigation, and hardscape design plans were part of a road resurfacing and reconstruction project for the six lane divided roadway. The major focus of the design work was to provide a gateway into the city of Stuart by enhancing the existing median areas throughout the project area. 2GHO provided all landscape design plans for the project, from conceptual design to construction administration, as well as overseeing the installation of landscape materials.

K-Park Master Planning

K-Park Master Planning

2GHO with Stephen Boruff Architects and the Village of Wellington created a master plan for this new 67 acre community park. The program included various active, passive and cultural recreational uses including sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, a municipal swimming pool and a community building. Services included site analysis, development of alternative concepts, meetings and the final conceptual master plan with estimates for construction. The estimated cost of construction for this park was 40 million. The park project has been included in Village’s capital improvement element of their comprehensive plan and will be an asset to the quality of life for residents of Wellington.

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail

Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail Gateway - L.O.S.T

2GHO facilitated the development of the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) kiosk signage program for Palm Beach County as an economic driver.  The main objectives were to convey regional information regarding the specific areas through the use of the Scenic Trail used to educate the general public on the rich history of these towns and cities.  The second objective of this project was to provide a capital improvement plan to encourage and support the economic enhancement of the region.  This was done by identifying applicable grants, grant sources, and grant writing to create funding for use by future project s in the LOST area, both for the public and private sectors.  2GHO worked alongside the four communities of western Palm Beach County to develop conceptual kiosk designs which reflect the cultural and historical perspectives within the region. Charrettes were organized to gain public input on structure, regional history and location priorities.

Loggerhead Marine Life Center

Loggerhead Marine Life Center

2GHO was responsible for the preparation of landscape architectural design and assisted with development of site plan for Florida Green Building Certification. The facility was developed for the Loggerhead Marine Life Center and their administrative offices. The facility is used to house and rehabilitate sea turtles that have been found in distress at sea. The center is a non-profit and is focused on the educating public on protecting sea turtles.

Loxahatchee Business Park

Loxahatchee Business Park 

Loxahatchee Golf Club

Loxahatchee Golf Club

Loxahatchee River Residence

Loxahatchee River Residence

Max Planck Research Institute

Max Planck Research Institute

2GHO is responsible for the development of site plan development including building siting and parking layout for this six (6) acre site with over 100,000 gross square feet of research and development space, a notable $64 million dollar facility. At the core of research are emerging fields of biosensing and bioimagining bringing together researchers in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and computational sciences. The project received LEED Gold certification in late 2012 through a unified team effort which can be seen on the site with bio retention for stormwater drainage system, native plants in natural ecosystem patterns and re-use irrigation water. The assure the health of the employees, various outdoor spaces have been created including a roof top space with a 36’ tall Greenscreen wall and other plantings.  The ground plane hosts large and small gathering spots and areas for sitting and playing board games and offering a variety of light and shade conditions for all times of the year in Florida.  A continuous walking path circumvents the site for exercising opportunity.  Bike racks are numerous along with strong pedestrian pathways (scaled for golf cart use) to the neighboring Scripps Campus and the Florida Atlantic University Honors Campus.  If arriving by vehicle one can park closer if you use a fuel efficient vehicle or carpool!.  As a biotech facility, the mechanical requirements mandate a large service yard and this has been screened by a 12’ vine covered Greenscreen.

Meditation Garden At St. Peter Catholic Church

Meditation Garden At St. Peter Catholic Church

In a busy modern world, the tranquility of the meditation garden at St. Peter Catholic Church captures your senses and brings you to a place of reflection. The garden, laid out in the form of a Rosary with a cross and decade ”beads”, offers many opportunities to reflect and meditate. Surrounded by the sound of water streaming into the Koi pond, the smell of flowers and the wild array of color, one is led to a sense of calmness and healing. The garden is open to all and is used at all hours. It is embraced by all as evident by the cut flowers left in prayer.  The garden, which was completed in 2007, has also been recognized through several awards.

New Haven At Abacoa

New Haven At Abacoa

Ocean Cay Park

Ocean Cay Park

2GHO was responsible for the preparation of the master plan, final site plan and full landscape architectural plans, as well as governmental approvals for this Northern Palm Beach County Park. 2GHO also facilitated several meetings with the adjacent neighbors having concerns with this public park facility. 2GHO staff was responsible for preparation and execution of presentation to the Town of Jupiter Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council for the final approvals of the park site plan. Post approval services included landscape construction document preparation, bidding and negotiations and landscape construction contract administration services.

Pahokee Marina

Pahokee Marina

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for the development of the upland site plan improvements to the marina and campground devastated during the 2004-2005 hurricane season. All new structures were raised 8 feet from the previous elevation creating challenges in grading and drainage on this property, which is leased from the State on the water side of the Herbert Hoover Dike on Lake Okeechobee. Native historically correct ecosystems where designed for the transitional area between the lake and dike, under the close observation of the Army Corps of Engineers as trees and dike engineering do not mix. The site plan layout solved historically problematic traffic flow while the landscape planting gave the previously desolate area a sense of place reminiscent of what the area may have looked like.  The landscape area between the marina and parking lot is a bio-retention facility able to handle stormwater storage for water quality and quantity purposes while providing seasonal color and year round shade. 

Due to the improvements designed by 2GHO to the marina and campground site there are many additional amenities, such as proposed equestrian facilities,  a proposed amphitheater, a swimming pool, restaurant and an expanded camping area. In addition it should be noted that the project is located on the Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail, which links the towns surrounding the lake through an educational pedestrian network.

  

Palm Beach Gardens Intracoastal Residence

Palm Beach Gardens Intracoastal Residence

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Palm Beach County Abacoa Fire Station 16

Palm Beach County Abacoa Fire Station 16

Gentile Glas Hollowy O'Mahoney was responsible for the final site plan preparation, master plan amendment, fulll landscape architectural and irrigation construction documents.

Palm Beach County Equestrian Facility

Palm Beach County Equestrian Facility

2GHO was responsible for site planning and programming of the Equestrian portion of the park which has been programmed with other recreational facilities (ball fields).  Additionally, extensive mitigation and tree relocation was planned working with PBC Environmental Resource Management.  The Equestrian Park is designed for two dressage areas, a 64,000 S.F. Main Arena, a 35,000 S.F Western Arena and paddocks.

Palm Beach County Hagan Ranch Road Library

Palm Beach County Hagan Ranch Road Library

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for landscape architecture services, which included native and naturalistic landscape with sustainable irrigation designs for this fifteen acre library site nestled between 3 story residential condominiums, a clubhouse and a fire station.  Extensive buffers were designed after community workshops and approval using a palette of native materials to create a lush, sustainable landscaping bringing in many textures and colors to screen the library from existing uses.  The design scope included a landscape donor mitigation site for another Palm Beach County facility development which is incorporated into to open space of the facility.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Training Facility

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Training Facility

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. had the pleasure to design the site and landscape plan for this new state of the art fire rescue training facility, located within Palm Beach County.  The project features a 37,000 square foot administration and training facility, a 13,000 square foot apparatus building combined with a 30 acre training area for hands on simulated fire-rescue training. 2GHO coordinated with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Department, Palm Beach County Facilities Department and the Palm Beach County Planning and Zoning Department to develop this highly successful project. Our firm is responsible for rezoning the vacant parcels of land associated with this project, creating a vibrant landscape setting with a sustainable irrigation system amidst this brownfield site.

The training ground part of the project is set on a cell, an old trash dumping site.  There were challenges meeting landscape and irrigation requirements which were successfully overcome by increasing certain buffers. With a back bone of the project being native material planted in a naturalistic manner and state-of the-art irrigation system provides for a sustainable project.   More formal and exotic plant material complements the front of the main facility drawing on patterns and color to bring prominence to the entry.

Palm Beach County West Boca Library

Palm Beach County West Boca Library

Gentile Glas Holloway O’Mahoney & Associates, Inc. is responsible for landscape architecture services, which included native landscape and sustainable irrigation designs for this twenty acre library site surrounded by residential.  Extensive buffers are designed using a palette of native materials to create a lush and colorful landscape.  Design includes a littoral wetland shelf and island as part of the stormwater design and a two-fold irrigation supply process using a deep well and the retention pond.  Native landscape is used to enhance the building and the spaces surrounding the building.

Paseos Residential Community

Paseos Residential Community

Paseos is a 207 acre residential community, consisting of 325 single family lots & 311 multi-family town homes & condominiums. The project also consisted of a 60 acre upland/wetland preserve, which meanders through the project providing buffering & nature trails for the residents.

Pelican Lake

Pelican Lake

2GHO was responsible for the development of the revised master plan, final site plan and full landscape architectural plans and specifications for this existing park facility located in Riviera Beach, Florida.  Staff & members from 2GHO also prepared the application for site plan approval through The City of Riviera Beach as well as processed this application through the final approval by the city council.  Post approval services included preparation of full landscape architectural construction documents, bidding and negotiations of the landscape and hardscape aspects of the project and landscape construction contract administration services.