Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2017

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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Left: At the Southwestern Energy corporate headquarters just outside of Houston, Texas, landscape architecture firm Clark Condon was hired to design the site. The two water walls, each 54' long, provide ambient noise, aesthetics, and a barrier to the nearby freeway. Top, Middle: An outdoor dining space adjacent to the water feature offers both covered and uncovered options, as well as the sound and visual aesthetics of the water wall. The Wausau Tile pavers extend approximately 21,000 square feet. The site furniture was custom designed by the landscape architect. PHOTO: PAUL HESTER Bottom, Middle: Several types of stone, angles, and water flow were tested before coming to a final decision: Oceanic Bluestone in a variety of finishes at a 9-degree batter. Each 13.5' tall wall has a 30 hp pump generating 2,400 gallons per minute. Right: The two water walls are offset to create a more dramatic effect and added interest. The water from each wall falls into one connected reflection pool, from which it is recirculated. July 2017 59 water sound and cooling mist. The fountain includes two 30 hp pumps that generate 2,400 gpm each. A custom control system communicates with the building management system. To determine the perfect effect down the water wall, a mockup was built at the aquatic consultant's design facility. A full height, 6' long section of the feature was mounted on a tilting frame for testing. The design team and the client visited the mockup to experiment with water volumes in combination with various angles of the wall before landing on the final stone, angle and volume. Complete team list Owner: Southwestern Energy Developer: Patrinely Group Landscape Architect: Clark Condon Architect: Gensler Aquatics Consultant: Greenscape Pump MEP: I.A. Naman Structural: Cardno Haynes Whaley Civil: Ward Getz & Associates General Contractor: D. E. Harvey Builders Manufacturer List: Pavers: Wausau Pavers Stone (Water Wall): Thorntree | Oceanic Bluestone in Chiseled, Sandblasted, Antiqued Flamed, Linear Combed, and Honed finishes Furniture (dining area): Custom designed by Clark Condon Plains Coreopsis (Coreopsis Tinctoria) Texas Bluebonnet (Lupinus Texensis) Bald Cypress (Taxodium Distichum) Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula)

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