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 77 McHenry Row II, Baltimore, Md. This project transformed an early 20th century manufacturing plant into a 21st century office complex. The project is located in South Baltimore north of I-95 adjacent to the Locust Point neighborhood. The master plan proposed mixed-uses of office, retail and multifamily residential. The landscape weaves the historical with the modern. It is contemporary with a feeling of industrial grit. Walls of warm wood, cool concrete and crunchy gravel provide a tactile garden around the glass link building. Plantings treat storm water from the hardscape. The connecting path between the parking areas and the glass addition feature a series of jogs and partitions, providing a variety of experiences and outdoor spaces for employees. Fenwick Station, Silver Spring, Md. Fenwick Station is an urban residential project geared towards residents who desire to be located near Washington DC Metro and downtown Silver Spring. The project is a redevelopment of an obsolete post office. The landscape architect designed spaces that are contemporary, artful and engaging social places. The public space and theme for the art were inspired by the site's historic connections with the railroad. The landscape includes a public plaza, streetscape with integrated storm water facilities, amenity courtyard for residents and a 6th floor rooftop terrace. The main plaza utilizes a multifunctional trellis to define the western edge. Designed by the landscape architect, the structure provides shade, seating and integrates a "Capital Bike Share" station.

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