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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McClane Associates Scranton, Pennsylvania The Geinsinger Medical College City of Scranton, Pa. This landscape design features an intergraded fountain pool and rain gardens with simulated creek beds and a colorful natural landscape setting. Green infrastructure design elements include dynamic splash blocks and two 10,000-gallon underground cisterns to store roof rainwater for use in lawn irrigation. A memorial courtyard columbarium for the public storage of cinerary urns with gardens features an eternal flame and green wall plantings. Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area City of Scranton, Pa. The Nay Aug Avenue Recreation Area and Trailhead is an adaptable re-use of a vacant block-long linear strip of federal buy-out property now managed as a lawn by the City of Scranton. The play area theme mimics a beaver pond ecosystem both in site design and custom-designed play features including a snake and fish climbers, a lily pad stage, and a fishing shack. It is bounded by a two-lane tike-trail designed to teach children about basic road safety rules like "Beaver Crossing" signage and cross walks. Educational signage, conceptual renderings, final design and bid documents were prepared. They also assisted with park programming and community arts competitions. This was the first DCNR funded natural play area in Pennsylvania. Thomas J. McLane and Associates, Inc. is a veteran-owned landscape architecture, environmental science and recreation planning firm established in 1989 by its principal, Thomas J. McLane, RLA, ASLA. He has facilitated growth into a community- oriented firm within Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond. The firm is located in an old neighborhood grocery store in Scranton. For over 30 years, McLane Associates has nourished an environmentally conscious approach for planning, design and engineering of sustainable trails, recreation and park facilities. Site designs begin with conceptual stormwater quality mitigation techniques that marry landscape aesthetics with multi-functional combinations of gray and green infrastructure features. 84 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 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 M c C l a n e A s s o c i a t e s t o v i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s

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