Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

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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October 2018 101 Miquon School, Conshohocken, Pa. The design team was commissioned to provide a schematic master plan for a new Learning Commons at the Miquon School in Conshocken, Pa. The Miquon School is a small, independent progressive school that embraces the natural world and the environment as opportunities for children to wonder, inquire and discover. The focus of the design was on the library building, which was considered 'The Heart of the Campus.' The building was sited to take advantage of existing slopes and blend the building into the natural landscape. Boulders and logs are terraced incrementally along the side of the building to allow for ample seating and provide access to the proposed green roof. Sunset Park, Ocean City, Md. ThinkGreen was commissioned to provide a master plan for a waterfront park in Ocean City, Md. The site previously consisted of a 75-foot-wide right of way with asphalt road and sidewalk on both sides, which sheeted all precipitation and runoff directly into the bay. The design team took a sustainable approach, transforming the site into a lively space where festivals, concerts, open air markets and other community events could be held. Native vegetation, porous paving, interpretive signage and innovative pedestrian circulation provide the infrastructure for a successful urban space while reconnecting visitors with the natural environment.

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