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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G o t o L a n d s c a p e O n l i n e . c o m a n d s e a r c h P. E . L . A . D e s i g n I n c . t o v i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s 122 Landscape Architect and Specifier News P.E.L.A. Design, Inc. Maryland Ballroom Dancing in the Garden – Artscape 2014, Baltimore, Md. PELA participated the Baltimore's annual Artscape event in 2014. PELA transformed a surface parking lot into an "urban garden oasis for ballroom dancing." For three days, the parking lot at 1704 N. Charles Street became a delightful place where visitors from across the country congregated and socialized in a garden setting. They would first meander through multi-textual parterre full of ornamental grasses and colorful perennials before making their way to the dance pavilion. The Garden featured performances by professional ballroom dancers and free lessons for a variety of dances. After hours, the dance floor was opened to the public. The Exhibit Garden included a dance pavilion for ballroom dancing, a smaller work pavilion for staff and sound equipment, a parterre with 2,000 grasses and perennials, two art installations, 1,000 feet of painted wood edging, as well as 1,500 feet of string lights and 100 tea lights for evening ambience. It became a unique oasis at the nation's largest Arts Festival. The event, entitled Ballroom Dancing in the Garden, was a huge success and well received by the public. P.E.L.A. Design, Inc. (PELA) was incorporated in the State of Maryland in February 1992. The name of the firm is an acronym for the primary services it provides: Planning, Environmental Design, and Landscape Architecture. There are currently 4 landscape architects/planners, 1 forester/wetland scientist, 1 CAD technician/ site designer and 1 adminstrative/marketing assistant. For over 25 years, PELA has provided high quality services at various design phases: master planning, feasibility study, preliminary/concept design, design development, construction documents preparation and construction phase services.

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