Residential Gardens

Andesite Ridge

Gallatin Range, Montana

A contemporary vision celebrates a landscape shaped by wind, fire, water and ice

The landscape architecture of Andesite Ridge Retreat employs a creative combination of engineering, technology, and artistry to capture and manage on-site stormwater in a manner that responds to challenging site conditions while acting as an experiential art installation, one that celebrates the imposing infinite boundaries of a landscape shaped by wind, fire, and the erosive power of flowing water and ice. The design—an artful composition of bold geometries and textures—calls attention to a dramatic and ecologically-rich environment through a series of restrained linear interventions that extend the visual and functional relationships of the home into the landscape, while simultaneously dissolving the barrier between designed space and natural environment. This approach, when synthesized with strategic site planning decisions, proper forest management, and vigorous construction management practices, results in a home and garden, crisply executed through a nocturnal palette of stone, steel, and wood, that disappears into the surrounding forest, successfully protecting the site’s visual character, and reinforces the client’s environmental values.

Services Provided: Site Analysis, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Permitting, Bidding/Negotiations, Construction Observation, Grading & Drainage Plans, Landscape Architecture


  • Award of Excellence, World Landscape Architecture Awards
  • Tucker Design Award, Building Stone Institute
  • Winner in Residential Landscape, LOOP Design Awards
  • Honor Award, Residential Design, ASLA Colorado
  • Honorable Mention, Architizer A+ Awards


Pearson Design Group, Alexandra Karram, Bridger Engineering, Water Design, Inc. Highline Partners, Valley of the Flowers and Russ Richards