Apricot Road Apartments, Simi Valley

This residential infill apartment building on a small site presented several challenges to avoid a typical, institutional look. Few and small planters, and extraordinarily stringent water-use regulations required careful treatment, such as drip irrigation. Splendid architecture by GPA, Moorpark, set the mountain retreat theme for the landscaping. Thyme ground cover adds a certain wildness to the otherwise lush plantings softening the hardscape, giving the whole complex a contemporary garden-like setting.