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56 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Continued on page 58 The James Continued from page 55 the 1950s-1960s. The original park featured colorful, hand-painted ceramic tiles mounted to a concrete wall. The tiles describe the personal stories of beloved and honored women, both living and deceased. Reusing the multicolored ceramic tiles from the former park was not feasible because they were weathered and fragile. So MKSK recreated the tiles into glass panels in a painstakingly involved process. This was done to maintain the handcrafted quality of the original artwork. The park is a dramatic signature space for the OSU Medical Center. Left: The original Chlois G. Ingram Park featured 1,515 hand painted ceramic tiles honoring the lives of women who played important roles at the Wexner Medical Center. Unable to salvage the tiles, each tile was individually photographed and painstakingly digitally traced. Then the landscape architecture team assembled the individual tiles into 97 mosaic glass panels. The mosaic panels appear to float just below the surface of the water, illuminated by hidden LED lighting (Hess). PHOTO CREDIT: NICK FANCHER, NICK FANCHER PHOTOGRAPHY Bottom: A social gathering space, adjacent to an existing café, provides a place for outdoor dining and conversation while viewing the memorial fountain. The park has incorporated secure Wi-Fi capability so that patients and doctors are able to access critical data. The "Charlie" table provides ADA seating under the shade of the shingle oaks. The red maples (Acer rubrum) along the streets were salvaged, stored off- site and returned during the construction process. PHOTO CREDIT: RANDALL SCHIEBER, RANDALL SCHIEBER PHOTOGRAPHY Team List MKSK: Landscape Architect OLIN and Saski Associates: Collaborating landscape architects EMH&T: civil engineer Shelley, Metz, Baumann, Hawk (SMBH): structural engineer Dynamix Engineering, LTD: mechanical and electrical engineer C.I.D. Irrigation Consultants: irrigation consultant Big Red Rooster: graphic design Turner Construction Company-Lend Lease Construction Inc.: construction management