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Insights from the Team

  • January 22, 2018

    Creative Solutions and Backyard Fun in Richardson

    Karen & Dan Doore had a great challenge for AquaTerra: they wanted to create a fun and functional backyard space for their children and grandchildren to use, despite some significant structural and configural limitations. Structure and Permitting Challenges The main hurdle we faced was the 20’ gabion embankment that abuts the Doore’s yard.  The embankment […]

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  • January 8, 2018

    Benefits of Selecting a Design + Build + Management Firm

    Why should you select a Design + Build + Management firm? With nearly 20 years of experience in Design + Build + Management, AquaTerra passionately believes that a team who covers all three bases is the best and most effective choice for any project. Here are our top 6 reasons why selecting a one-stop shop […]

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  • December 11, 2017

    Featured Article – A passion for creativity, quality, and service

    AquaTerra Feature article magazine cover Have you ever wondered what makes AquaTerra the Award-winning firm that designs builds and manages custom outdoor environments? Business View had a fascinating Q & A with Tal Thevenot, Founder & Principle Designer at AquaTerra Outdoors, about the intricacies and mindset of his highly successful company. Click here to read the full featured article. Business […]

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  • November 3, 2017

    Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Office Headquarters

    Celebratory Ground-Breaking Ceremony for New AquaTerra HQ! Last month, AquaTerra christened the location of our new office headquarters with a wonderful groundbreaking ceremony. The new location will house the entire team in one facility and that is certainly cause for celebration!  As we have grown over the years, lack of space required  our construction team […]

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  • October 31, 2017

    Urban Garden with Metal Garden Beds

    Whether you live in the city or out in the suburbs with a little more outdoor space, there are so many fun ways to create a personal garden to suit any setting!  Using Metal Garden Beds, AquaTerra can help clients create a cool, artistic approach to their own garden – and it’s easier to set […]

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  • October 12, 2017

    AIA Dallas Tour of Homes 2017 Feature

    AIA Dallas 2017 tour of homes AquaTerra is honored to be have another one of our projects featured in the AIA Dallas Tour of Homes this year! Our team worked closely with Robert Bellamy to create a landscape design that complemented this M-Gray Architecture home design. The front yard of this Dallas home features a unique vertical steel pipe fence that […]

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  • October 5, 2017

    AquaTerra Wins Silver Medal Award

    Aquaterra award winning project AquaTerra Outdoors has been awarded a Silver Medal from the APSP International Award for Excellence for our Euclid project.  This project was judged based on it’s creativity and quality workmanship in the “Hot Tubs, Spas & Water Features” category. The awards ceremony will be taking place at the end of the month in Florida. We received […]

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  • September 6, 2017

    Outdoor Furniture for the Win

    Nothing completes and personalizes the look of an outdoor space quite like the perfect compliment of furniture.  The right decor creates warmth, ambiance and transforms an outdoor space into an outdoor living area.  AquaTerra is as invested in your enjoyment of your space, as we are in creating it!   To that end, AquaTerra has built […]

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  • August 28, 2017

    Eco-Friendly Water Feature in North Texas

      Eco-Friendly design trends in the south Sustainable design trends are working their way down South.  At AquaTerra, we are all about responsible design, so we can’t help but get excited when we have a client who wants to implement a sustainable solution.  Below is a short clip showcasing a chic steel water feature that […]

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  • August 8, 2017

    Texas Native Plants

    Everything really IS bigger in Texas, including its biological diversity! Because of its size and geography, Texas has it all – forests, deserts, mountains, hills, prairies and coastal plains. All told, there are over 5000 species of native plants. There are 5 major benefits to using Texas natives in your upcoming landscape renovation: Native plants […]

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  • July 12, 2017

    Starwood Before + After

    Santa Barbara style From Mediterranean to Santa Barbara This Starwood home, located in Frisco, TX,  was originally designed in the Mediterranean-Tuscan style, typical of the late 90’s and early 2k period.  Over the past few years, the home’s interior had been fully renovated to reflect a more clean-transitional look.  Aquaterra’s goal for this landscape, pool and outdoor living […]

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  • June 23, 2017

    Bring on the sun with heat-loving succulent container gardens

    succulent container gardens As we all know, many Texas landscapes have a spot where the sun beats down nearly all day. If we couple that with the reflected heat that often accompanies that sunlight, it is easy to understand why traditional container plants like flowering annuals struggle to survive. Let’s discuss some tips and tricks on how to […]

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  • May 5, 2016

    How to Cook Up Plans for a Deluxe Outdoor Kitchen

    Outdoor Kitchen The spring is upon us and summer will be here before we know it. If you are thinking about turning your backyard barbecue into your dream cooking and entertaining center then this article is for you. This article is featured on Houzz, a platform for home remodeling and design, bringing homeowners and home professionals together […]

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  • March 11, 2016

    AquaTerra Outdoors wins prestigious Gold Award

    AquaTerra APSP International Gold Award (LAS VEGAS) – AquaTerra Outdoors was presented the prestigious Gold in the Residential Concrete Pools category during The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence ceremony held on Monday, November 9, during the Chairman’s Reception, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Frisco based company received the Gold Award for its […]

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  • March 11, 2016

    AquaTerra Featured Project | Designs Your Backyard Needs

    AquaTerra We were delighted to have our Little Horn project showcased in a great project inspiration post on Architecture Art Design.  We are always honored to have one of our projects show up on these types of lists! See the entire list here. This project is one of AquaTerra’s most popular projects. On Houzz,  it ranks […]

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  • December 1, 2015

    Unique Outdoor Spaces | Spotlight on AquaTerra Outdoors

    Aerial view of pool We were recently featured on Texas Homes for Sale. Click through to read more….

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  • August 7, 2015

    2015- The Year of Sustainable Design

    Everything comes in and out of trend; landscape design is no exception to this! Sustainability and low maintenance design have been the trendiest pursuits for most businesses as of 2015. Sustainability is currently a hot topic in our industry and in everyday life, with ideas ranging from ways to catch solar energy, harvesting rain water, or growing your own food. Many people hear sustainability and low maintenance and automatically assume the project potentially lacks character, however that is not the case. There are many ways to become more sustainable, here are three steps you can take on your path to becoming more sustainable.

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  • January 26, 2015

    5 Reasons to Consider a Landscape Design-Build Firm for Your Project

    Houzz recently posted a great article on the 5 reasons to consider a landscape design build firm for your project.  We thought this article was full of great information and wanted to share it with our readers.   Check it out: 5 Reasons to Consider a Landscape Design-Build Firm for Your Project

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  • October 9, 2014

    Plant Of The Month: Rosemary

    Native to the Mediterranean region, Rosemary is a drought-tolerant evergreen shrub and will grow as long as it is in full sun. Rosemary is an attractive form, coming in upright, spreading, and prostrate, with interesting texture that makes a nice backdrop to lower perennials and annuals. The aromatic leaves are a highly sought-after feature of this plant, and, of course, these leaves can be used in cooking. While Rosemary doesn’t live as long as many Texas shrubs, you can expect several years out of it.

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  • September 5, 2014

    What you need to know before building a patio cover

    Cedar patio cover One of the best ways to create an inviting outdoor living space is having a covered patio. Depending on the level of shade, or protection from the weather you desire

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  • February 10, 2014

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2014

    Our White Rock Creek estate project is one of our most recent award winning projects. This aquatic environment was designed and carefully constructed to architecturally blend with the existing natural beauty, mature trees and rolling topography.  The dramatic pool sits between multiple trees, nestled into the rolling terrain, and embraces the organic limb structures of […]

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  • January 17, 2014

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2014

    Our Lakewood Luxury project is an award winning project! There is so much to love about this project including the pool, spa, water features…

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  • January 17, 2014

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2014

    It is just the beginning of 2014 and we are excited to announce that we can add 3 more award winning pools to our growing list of awards.

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  • November 25, 2013

    APSP International Awards of Excellence 2013

    Bryn Mawr pool Our client asked for modern, timeless, elegant and a fun pool environment.  We took advantage of every inch this backyard offered and created a minimalist zero edge artistic pool environment.  This environment includes a zero-edge pool and spa finished  in glass tile, water lounge, multiple benches, ipe decks, automated linear fire feature, water feature wall, […]

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  • November 11, 2013

    World’s Greatest Pools Summer 2013

    We are proud to announce that one of our pools, the White Rock Creek Estate, is being published in the Summer edition of World’s Greatest Pools. We are excited that we could be recognized again for our great work!

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  • September 14, 2013

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2013 Pool Renovation

    Pool renovation Originally, this backyard was far from a tropical getaway that this client desired.  After extensive time spent in the Caribbean on their private yacht, they wanted to bring a sufficient amount of that lush tranquility to their backyard in Dallas, TX.  We took inspiration from a few their images gathered while they were on an […]

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  • January 14, 2013

    APSP Region 3 Design Awards 2013 Technical Achievement

    Lakeside A lakeside home with limited outdoor space was in dire need of an innovative solution to transform this extremely dated backyard into an entertaining destination.  The design solution incorporated an infinity edge pool, automated fire pit, outdoor kitchen, cabana, sun deck, and state of the art technology.  The design was presented in 3-D to help […]

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  • December 14, 2012

    APSP International Awards of Excellence 2012

    Roman bath house indoor pool This remarkable Greek inspired indoor roman bath house facility has a blend of contemporary rectilinear components with Greek-Roman architectural elements and finishes. Features include the over-extending, ancient-style aqueduct that transitions from the spa into the pool, and the hand carved fire-water features at each end of the room.  The aqueduct is a key relevance to […]

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  • October 14, 2012

    World’s Greatest Pools – Fall 2012

    We are proud to announce that one of our pools, Kings Lake, is being published in the Fall edition of World’s Greatest Pools. We are excited that we could be recognized again for our great work! All submissions were judged and chosen based on the following criteria: •Overall presentation of the pool design and its […]

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  • August 14, 2012

    World’s Greatest Pools – Fall 2012

    Lakeside We are proud to announce that one of our pools, Lakeside, is being published in the Fall 2012 edition of World’s Greatest Pools. We are excited that we could be recognized again for our great work! All submissions were judged and chosen based on the following criteria: •Overall presentation of the pool design and its […]

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  • November 14, 2009

    APSP International Awards of Excellence 2009

    Natural pool design Elevation was the obstacle and motivation behind this grand pool setting.  The multiple bodies of water at different elevations blend with the natural lake setting and appear to have always been present.  Our goal was to make it appear that the house was built around the natural pool design.  This was accomplished with massive engineering […]

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