We march to the beat of a different drummer.

As designers, we must be keenly aware of how our decisions affect the natural environment, the user experience and our client’s budgets. In nature, nothing exists in isolation. Natural systems provide great insight for guiding our design approach as we develop specific solutions and details for each project. We view our projects as living environments to deliver a handcrafted experience of place.

The Triple Bottom Line

each new project is an opportunity to transform how we interact with the environment

Social

Connection to other humans and how well communities thrive is directly related to their relationship with their physical environments. As we approach a new project we look to maximize human capital. Making sure human systems and organizations are interconnected to the environment and economic streams that make the most of their relationships to one another

Environmental

Nature is our greatest teacher. Her systems, ability to adapt and wealth of bio diversity make her our greatest partner. Our projects find solutions that bring forth the power of connecting to nature. The landscape offers society endless benefits - education, reduction of stress, improved wellness, and economic renewal can all be derived from a strong connection with the natural environment.

Economic

Economics must work to drive projects forward. We enter each project with the knowledge of understanding project budgets, on-going maintenance costs, and increased value added to the communities where successful outdoor space is executed. We also understand that only evaluating projects by a singular bottom line dollar is an antiquated way of measuring sustainable and resilient success.

OUR PROCESS

pace, rhythm, measure. Cadence

There is a rhythm in nature, in our lives, and in communication. We approach every project with our design process that honors an active cadence to move things forward. This measured approach ensures thoughtful research, analysis and careful regard to design detail is achieved in each solution we deliver.

1. Project Definition

Cadence collaborates with the client and project team to outline project objectives and to prepare a preliminary program of elements to be included in the scope of work.

1. Project Definition

2. Site Analysis

Cadence conducts an analysis of the site to document physical and cultural features that may impact the design. Opportunities and constraints are considered, and guiding principles are determined.

2. Site Analysis

3. Master Planning

An on-site workshop is conducted and a defnition of the project vision is determined. The master plan is created with all program elements included and the plan serves as the guide for further design development.

3. Master Planning

4. Design Development

Schematic and detail design drawings further the master plan. Each phase examines site specific elements in more detail, establishing design intent, character, materials and spatial relationships. Each phase of drawings assists with further refining budget and developing a set of drawings to transform into construction documentation.

4. Design Development

5. Construction Documents

Cadence produces this set of technical drawings which communicates all elements in plan view and three dimensional form for constructing site work.

5. Construction Documents

6. Implementation

Cadence works past the drawings and assists in the final stages of obtaining bids from contractors. We also provide construction observation to ensure consistency of design intent.

6. Implementation

OUR TEam

meet the people behind the name

Gage Couch, ASLA

Founding Principal
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Gage Couch, ASLA

Gage has practiced landscape architecture in South Florida since 2005, working throughout the US Gulf South, the Caribbean Islands, the UAE and Asia. He serves as Co-Founder and Design Principal, applying a hands-on approach to both design and construction methods. Gage holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture degree from Clemson University and study abroad experience from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Spending the beginning of his career at EDSA, Gage interacted at various levels of design and was heavily involved in the Construction Administration process for community development and resort projects. He is most inspired by the design process, often overseeing a project from inception to final completion. Gage exhibits a respect for nature, a strong attention to detail and a dedication to sustainable solutions to his clients.

 

EDUCATION
Clemson University | BLA, Landscape Architecture, Magna Cum Laude
Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona | Study Abroad Semester

MEMBERSHIP + COMMITTEES
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale | Board Member
Clemson University | Advisory Council School of Landscape Architecture
American Society of Landscape Architects | Member

Rebecca Bradley, ASLA, RLA

Founding Principal
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Rebecca Bradley, ASLA, RLA

Rebecca is Co-Founder and Design Principal of Cadence. Since it’s inception in 2010, she has worked alongside business partner, Gage Couch, to direct and manage all the firms day-to-day operations as well as lead projects through the entire design process. Rebecca is responsible for overseeing business development, community engagement, and strategic planning for the firm. She has practiced Landscape Architecture in South Florida for 15 years and is a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Florida and Louisiana. Rebecca is a BLA graduate of the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and spent the early years of her career with EDSA. Over the years, Rebecca’s travel and project endeavors have taken her around the globe and across various market sectors including urban redevelopment, hospitality, campus, and healthcare design. With each project endeavor, whether in the public or private sector, she seeks to listen to her clients, render careful attention to design details and provide an energetic vibe to keep innovation afloat. She takes great pride in creating meaningful places for people to enjoy. Cadence has built a reputation in the South Florida design and development industry for its ability to educate the community on the social and environmental benefits of Landscape Architecture.

 

EDUCATION
Louisiana State University | BLA, Landscape Architecture
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland | Study Abroad Semester

MEMBERSHIP + COMMITTEES
Broward County Cultural Council Grants Review Panel | Panelist
Clemson University | Advisory Council School of Landscape Architecture
Broward College Downtown Redevelopment | Urban Design Technical Advisor
Landscape Architecture Foundation | Board of Directors
American Society of Landscape Architects | Member

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE
Florida #6667071, Louisiana #132445

Ashley Turner

Office Coordinator
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Ashley Turner

Ashley is a native with deep roots in Fort Lauderdale. Ashley assists the design team with day to day administrative tasks and works along our design team to curate and document digital media content to better inform the communities we work
within on the value of good design. She has helped Cadence to build a unique community following that engages with us during the progress of our projects, both locally and internationally.

Stephanie Dunn

Landscape Designer
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Stephanie Dunn

Stephanie first joined the team as an intern while earning a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Florida Atlantic University before becoming a full-time designer at Cadence. She possesses a unique perspective as an educated architect with a strong
interest for site design, making her a unique part of the production team. Her approach to landscape design is seen as an opportunity to make connections: between people and nature, between indoors and outdoors, between old and new.

Peter Coyle

Landscape Designer
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Peter Coyle

Growing up on the coast in Delray Beach, Florida, Peter developed an early appreciation for Florida’s landscapes and natural environments. Peter has spent the past five years gaining experience developing landscape plans for estates in Palm Beach as well as for commercial, institutional, and hospitality properties throughout South Florida. With an education rooted in pushing the boundaries of analysis, research, and conceptual design, and making of hobby of knowing the plants of Florida, Peter has a strong sensibility for melding aesthetics and functionality to best employ the fundamental benefits of each in our human environments.

Lindsay Meyer

Graphic Designer + Branding
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Lindsay Meyer

Lindsay Meyer is a Texas Christian University graduate in the field of Graphic Design. Lindsay is the creative mind behind all branding and identity for Cadence projects. Since 2013, Lindsay’s skill set allows us to provide Clients with strong concept design skills and environmental graphics. Whether developing conceptual project ideas, way-finding design or entire branding packages, Lindsay brings a fresh approach through a combination of conceptual thinking, narrative and communications design.

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The Cadence OG

Rex

aka Jones
Press + Media

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Clients + Collaborators

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Clients

Applied Hospitality Inc.
Avenue Lofts
Chevron Energy Solutions
City of Fort Lauderdale
City of Pembroke Pines
Dan Marino Foundation
FATVillage Arts District
First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale
Hoffman’s Chocolates
Hooper Development
Kittelson & Associates
Marriott's Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Moss Construction
North Beach Village Resorts
Ocean Land Investments, Inc.
Opterra Energy Services
Related Group
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale
South Florida Community Land Trust
The Glen Retirement System
The Oceanage
Think Hotel Group
Town of Lauderdale By the Sea
Valley Forge Fabrics
Village of Sea Ranch Lakes

Collaborators

be nice restaurant group
BBX Capital Foundation
Birse Thomas Architects
Borges & Associates
Botek Thurlow Engineering, Inc.
Casa Conde & Associates
Community Foundation of Broward
CPEX
Farmer Jaffe Weissing
Flynn Engineering
Girls’ Club
Gray Robinson Law
Hamilton Builders
HC Architecture
Henning Haupt
Jack Arnold Architect
JEDCO
Ken Stapleton & Associates
Lochrie & Chakas
Loft Arts
Marlin Engineering
PowersSchram
[Strang] Architecture
Tony Abbate Architecture
Tripp Scott Law
Valeria Yamamoto

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