Type: Municipal, Streetscape
Services: Landscape Architecture, Construction Management
Principal In Charge: Michael A. Cook, PLA
Client: Jeff Valeros

Working at two separate firms, Mike Cook and Ric Hendricks completed projects for Contra Costa County along the same stretch of the streetscape on Camino Tassajara. While working for these other firms, Mike and Ric completed planting and irrigation rehabilitation for Camino Tassajara. Over a stretch of two years, Mike and Ric were both lead designers for almost two miles of public streetscape and streetscape monument.

Along the right-of-way and medians, the principles of Integra Planning + Landscape Architecture provided design and workshop services to Contra Costa County and the City of Danville. Drought tolerant plant species and highly efficient irrigation systems were the common thread between the two designs.

Mike worked closely with Contra Costa County to provide an aesthetically pleasing and water-efficient landscape for the streetscape. Mike’s project was a rehabilitation of the existing planting and irrigation for Camino Tassajara and Tice Valley Road. Mike worked closely with the County Road Engineer and Consultant to develop the scope, workshop schedule, and the overall scope of services. The scope of work included preliminary conceptual design, design development, and PSEs for bidding the work. During construction, Mike assisted the County’s Road Engineer with observation, milestone field checks and provided the final punch list and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) certificate of compliance.

Ric worked closely with the City of Danville to provide new landscaping along Camino Tassajara that was drought tolerant and had highly efficient irrigation proposed. Part of Ric’s design for Camino Tassajara had decorative pavers and maintenance bands for the security of maintenance crews. The scope of work included preliminary conceptual design, design development, and PSEs. During construction, Ric provided construction observation to include mainline testing, milestone field checks, and punch lists, and final compliance.

Camino Tassajara
Danville, California