The Bridge Hollow residence, a modern marvel, has earned yet another award. This time, the kudos go to MESA, the landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firm based in Dallas, Texas.

MESA’s portfolio ranges from intimate garden spaces to large-scale, comprehensive, master-planning projects. The firm “integrates regional architectural influences, honors the culture and heritage of project sites, and celebrates nature, interweaving natural beauty and human interaction into communities.”

Bridge Hollow Residence

The award-winning Bridge Hollow Residence pays homage to both the early Texas modern architecture of David R. Williams, O’Neil Ford, and Frank Welch and the classical Texas architecture of John Staub. The Texas Modernism of large overhangs, standing seam metal roof, steel windows and Texas Antique Lueders Limestone combine with the gracious and glamorous living of Texas Classicism like the Camp House at the Dallas Arboretum. All combine to create strong connections in this house’s courtyard plan, between the inner and outer living spaces directed towards the Texas sunset. (Description courtesy of the Dallas Architecture Forum.)

ASLA Award for MESA Design Group

The Bridge Hollow Residence won an Honor Award in ASLA’s Design Constructed category, and was one of six ASLA awards the firm took home (virtually, of course) from the 2020 Texas ASLA Awards program.

ASLA’s Design Constructed projects category recognizes site-specific works of landscape architecture and urban design. Judging criteria includes: quality of design; functionality; context; environmental responsibility; relevance to the profession, the public, and the environment; and design value to the client and/or other designers.

(The project description, below, again is courtesy of the brilliant team at the Dallas Architecture Forum.)

The rear garden is terraced down to the infinity, zero edge pool. A linear fire feature and modern trellis provide a year round sitting space close to the master bedroom. Wood ceilings are throughout the house, and flow from the interiors to the outdoor spaces.

The Bridge Hollow Residence was also awarded the 2020 Luxe RED Award for Landscape Design, which recognizes and honors excellence, innovation and the best residential architecture, interior design and landscape architecture projects across the country.