Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2014

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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132 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Stream Design Denver Garland Park Playground Denver Denver Parks and Recreation sought to replace two outdated play areas with a single larger playground to complement the park's sports facilities and fields, and the adjacent Cherry Creek Trail corridor, a wonderful riparian area. Stream Design and frequent teaming partner Urban Play Studio, merged a "wonky" soccer field with incongruous landscape features such as mounds, trees, and a "river" walk. Customized play equipment reinforces the theme and creates distinct age separated play areas. Natural grass, undulating artificial turf, rubber play surface, sand, crusher fines and colored concrete create a rich spatial experience that blurs the edges between park and playground, creating a diverse and integrated play environment. Stream Design (Stream) is a design/consulting firm of licensed landscape architects founded in 2010. The principals are Jesse Clark, RLA, LEED AP and Paul Thomas, RLA. The firm does master and site planning, advocating a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to design. The work includes parks; playgrounds; athletic recreational facilities; trails and open spaces; streams; greenway and transportation corridors; natural areas; drainage and storm water management; cost estimating; public involvement facilitation; construction documentation and observation; 3D digital and physical modeling; and hand drawn and photo simulation visualization. Stream has won awards from the Colorado ASLA Chapter of ASLA, and ASLA national. V i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 1 9 8 9 2 (Continued on page 134)

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