Wildcat Topiaries AZ Project

Hub at Tucson - University of Arizona Wildcat Topiaries

Student housing design firm Core Spaces created Hub at Tucson as a luxury off-campus housing building to serve the students of University of Arizona. Built in 2016, this building has countless amenities to make students feel comfortable and inspired: from a rooftop sundeck with a panoramic view of downtown Tucson to indoor gaming areas and multi-functional outdoor common spaces. So when we were approached by Core Spaces’ Property Manager for Hub at Tucson, Gilbert Miranda, he asked us to create some fun artificial animal topiaries to act as design accents that would contribute to the youthful energy of the space.

After discussing the needs of the project and our clients’ ideas for the space, we went about designing and creating artificial animal topiaries in a custom wildcat design reminiscent of the University of Arizona’s famous mascot. These fun, playful shapes would be on display in our large, streamlined Modern fiberglass planters and further accented by the planters’ bright Persimmon finish.


Custom Design Specifications

The custom topiaries we created were added as design accents and conversation pieces for the building’s amenity deck, an outdoor common area where students could congregate and enjoy barbeques and games, or simply relax with fellow students. Our custom outdoor topiaries were the perfect choice for this area, since they are handcrafted from UV-resistant greenery, which is secured to a sturdy wire frame. This robust piece of greenery is impervious to weather and high-traffic conditions, so there is no worry of damage or fading from the hot Arizona sun. And since these custom topiaries are made from lifelike artificial boxwood, they are the perfect zero-maintenance way to add greenery in a youthful, branded design for all to enjoy.