ValleyCrest Companies, a Calabasas, Calif. landscape contractor and developer, Sept. 7 announced the launch of a new landscape architecture practice, ValleyCrest Design Group. The design practice will consist of four studios, Comstock Studio, James Hyatt Studio, HRP Studio, and SiteWorks Studio, each with its own areas of specialization as well as geographic concentrations. "The establishment of ValleyCrest Design Group is significant because it substantiates our belief that the future of the landscape industry lies in integrated design-build," says ValleyCrest President Richard Sperber. The firm will now offer full-service design-build services in addition to its more traditional development, design, contracting and maintenance services.