Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Above & Left the mayor Crute Kiosk Plaza is located at the corner of South main Street and 4th Street. the overall structure of the kiosk is aluminum. Acrylic blocks framed in aluminum make up the top portion. the roof and finial are copper. the recessed can lights in the overhang and the graphics panels are embedded aluminum. the inks for the panels are "tattooed" into the metal, a new process at the time of construction. the ink is long lasting and vandal resistant. the panels can be wiped clean with solvents if spray-painted, for example, without any damage to the underlying art. the plaza brick ('Pathway Full Range' from Pine Hall Brick) is dry-laid on a sand setting bed, with mortared brick in a herringbone pattern forming a raised edge for seating to watch outdoor movies and events at the stage. the turf is an existing fescue/bluegrass blend. the plate on the lawn covers a July 4, 1998 buried "Farmville Bicentennial time Capsule" to commemorate Farmville's 200th birthday. It will be opened in 2048 as part of the 250th birthday celebration. the benches (CR-10 Classic) and litter receptacles (S-42) are from Victor Stanley. 56 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Right the connection from main Street to the Longwood University Campus was designed by HDLA. the iron tree grate protects a hedge maple. the powder-coated square steel planter (twist & turns) sports the town logo. the planter shrub, selected and installed by the town horticulturalist, is a Japanese ligustrum; shrub roses add color in the background. When you step away from Northern Virginia and the metropolitan Richmond area, Virginia becomes an interconnected web of towns and cities linked by scenic highways and interstates. The state is steeped in American history. Farmville is a community that has wholeheartedly embraced its history, but also understands the importance and impact the profession of landscape architecture can provide. Harvey Design Land Architects (HDLA) began working with Farmville (pop. 8,216) 10 years ago, little knowing the transformation that would ensue for this charming community in central Virginia. Farmville is driven by a highly motivated town manager, Gerald Spates, along with a dynamic town council and supporting staff. HDLA evaluated blighted Farmville downtown areas, established a new visual identity for the town (Continued on page 58)

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