Nexus Sawgrass

Nexus Sawgrass

City of Sunrise, Florida


FLASLA_Logo2016 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects design award winning project.

A village green sits at the heart of this 23-acre pedestrian friendly community, designed to inspire the residents to enjoy and explore the outdoor environment.

The project is located in the City of Sunrise with 500 rental apartments; 200 apartments in a wrap-around 4 story building with an attached garage and 300 units in 9 garden-style buildings. The community also includes a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse building.

We organized the community around a large open space, a village green. The village green forms the central core of the pedestrian circulation system, serving both as a destination and a connection point to all other activities throughout the development. The village green is anchored by the clubhouse building and a large pool deck. The pool area connects to a large multi-use open lawn lined with shade trees, meandering walkways and picnic tables.

The village green provides a number of connecting walkways leading to the nearly mile long perimeter jogging and walking path. The perimeter path is softly meandering along the lake side connecting to the interior courtyard of the wrap-around building. This is a secondary pool deck area, a more intimate space, serving as an alternative to the main clubhouse amenity area. The path is then continuing along the north side of the property with native buffer planting and views into the restored wetlands, finally it loops back around to the community’s entry.

The collaboration between the client and Landscape Design Workshop led to the development of this project in a responsible way within the context of the original site. It also led to the creation of a successful residential community with a resort lifestyle for the enjoyment of its residents.



Nexus Sawgrass Site Plan