Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 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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June 2015 47 Above Fescue grass mounds with sculptural Chinese Flame trees direct pedestrian flow through the lower plaza. Top & Bottom, Right To address the 50-foot grade difference, MLA Design Studio-Landscape Architects and ARCHITECTS hanna gabriel wells developed a grading study model that used the building's retaining walls and terraces to stabilize the slope and integrate the building and the grand stairs with the sloping landscape. A hydraulic mulch of fescue grasses stabilized the slopes. The healthy eucalyptus, loquat, honeysuckle and Rhus were retained. The grand stairs connect the campus central mall (top), the landscape terraces and the lower plaza.

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