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Greenleaf IPS was called upon to create a plant wall for UCSD’s newest restaurant, Crave, located in their recently developed mixed-use facility. Our long-standing relationship with UCSD made this partnership a no-brainer. The objective was clear — create a beautiful green wall that would enhance the organic nature of the restaurant.


  • Would need to consider room usage, maintenance access and lighting to propose suitable design solution.
  • Location above food counter required a hygenic design and would make maintenance difficult.
  • Area contained very low natural light.
  • Restaurant was already open and had high traffic.


  • We created a digital proposal so the client could visualize and select a direction quickly.
  • With no maintenance or lighting required, client easily chose our moss design, as it was more suitable to the environment.
  • Final design would be a full-width preserved moss wall with a white metal logo.
  • We partnered closely with the buildings’ contractor to ensure we followed proper codes and measurements.
  • Our metal fabricator built a custom metal frame to fit snugly in the existing, finished space.
  • We partnered with The Sign Company to create 6” channel letters for the logo that would later be mounted onto the preserved moss panel.
  • All the components, including moss panels, metal frame and letters, were designed and assembled in our shop to prepare for a seamless install day.


After completion, our client was blown away by the final product. The result was a beautiful preserved moss and faux succulent design, housed in a metal frame sized 19’ x 3.5’.

  • By request, we scheduled our installation between midnight and 5am. In doing this, we created minimal mess and were unobtrusive to employees and patrons.
  • Met every objective and we have received high-praise from everyone that has seen it.

Project Details




March 2021




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