"Landscaping goes hand-in-hand with architecture. It's very much a collaboration." - Chad Norris
Mark Tate stresses that plants and buildings are as symbiotic as words and music in a song. After having collaborated on numerous projects, the architect and landscape designer Chad Norris speak the same language. "Landscaping for Mark is not an afterthought, it's very much a collaboration," the Phoenix Home & Garden Masters of the Southwest award winner says. "Like many of his designs, this house has expanses of floor-to-ceiling windows, which means that the landscape can literally be seen from all sides and angles. We needed to create an artistic view in 360 degrees, inside and out. It was important that our plant material was the best of the best and that the sizes and shapes of every element in the groupings were identical."