Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2015

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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Find it First in LASN! There are 102 advertisements or product releases in this issue where the picture or ad has never before been published, what LASN calls "World Premieres." Look for the World Premiere icon in the Product Focus section (pages 26-35) and in red text the Ad Index (pages 161-162, 165-166). Contact LASN for more information on how your new product can be in the World Premiere spotlight! (714) 979-LASN (5276) www.landscapeonline.com World Premiere On the cover: Huntington Park, Spokane, Wash. Landscape architecture and general contracting by Land Expressions. See page 56. Find 102 World Premieres in this Issue For Details See Page 10 World Premiere w w w . l a n d s c a p e o n l i n e . c o m w w w . l a n d s c a p e o n l i n e . c o m THE INDUSTRY TRADE MAGAZINE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE SPECIFIERS NATIONWIDE! THE INDUSTRY TRADE MAGAZINE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE SPECIFIERS NATIONWIDE! Volume 31 Number 03 March 2015 Volume 31 Number 03 10 Landscape Architect and Specifier News f e a t u re s 36 Reviving Detroit's Riverfront—Milliken G. State Park and Harbor, Lowland Park Detroit's Milliken G. State Park and Harbor weres previously an industrial waterfront with contaminated soils, abandoned concrete shipping docks, railroad turntables and underground utilities. According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, this is Michigan's first state park in an urban setting. —Landscape Architecture by SmithGroupJJR 44 Alga Norte Community Park, Carlsbad, Calif. In 2001, the city of Carlsbad, Calif., selected the landscape architecture firm of Wimmer Yamada and Caughey to develop a master plan for a 32-acre community park in one of the city's newer developing communities. Carlsbad (pop. 110,972) is a well-healed seaside along a seven-mile stretch of Pacific shores 35 miles north of downtown San Diego. —Landscape Architect and Prime Consultant (original design team), Wimmer Yamada and Caughey—Landscape Architect (design-build construction phase), KTU+A 56 Huntington Park, Spokane —Tribal Gathering Place, Historic Hydroelectric Development, Public Park, Urban Plaza As a gift to Spokane, Wash., Avista Utilities funded the development of an urban plaza on city land. The only thing separating Huntington Park with the west end of Spokane's 100-acre Riverfront Park was a city hall parking lot. The city council voted to give up the parking for a connection between the parks and the upper and lower falls of the river. —Landscape Architecture by Knäak Design Group 66 Fellowship Park KDG handled the site planning and landscape architecture for the five-acre site, now home to Fellowship Park and Tony & Ada's Café. The goal was to create a family-centric, multi-featured park that was open to the public and aligned with the church's mission for community outreach. —Landscape Architecture by Fredell Enterprises, Inc. 76 McClatchy Park, Sacramento: Inspired by Its Past; Built for Its Future Imagine if you could travel 125 years back in time simply by entering a park! As the previous site of Joyland Amusement Park, McClatchy Park in Sacramento has plenty of history to draw from, and the recent renovation brings back the spark from its earlier days. —by Callander Associates Landscape Architecture, Inc. 82 Ontario Town Square Ontario Town Square is the city's outdoor community living room, bringing life and energy to the downtown. A number of events and festivals are already programmed for Town Square, making this a special place and asset for the community. —Landscape Architecture by RJM Design Group 90 John Ruiz Park, Chelsea, Mass. When Chelsea, Mass., obtained a 7,315 square-foot parcel in the heart of a densely-populated neighborhood, the space was a brownfield site. With open space at a premium, and opportunities to create new public parks rare, the city administration settled on a new park as the highest and best use of the property. —Landscape Architecture by CBA Landscape Architects LLC 98 Cuatro Vientos (Four Winds) Park, Denver Cuatro Vientos Park is a relatively small but meaningful urban project for Denver. It represents how a relatively modest community investment can create a wave of good will and building momentum. The project bolsters the perception of landscape architects as benefitting the health and welfare of the community. —Landscape Architecture by Stream Design, LLC

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