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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86 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Frederick Ward Associates Bel Air, Maryland Kentland Community Center Landover, Md. This environmentally friendly project centered around a new 32,000-square-foot community center that utilized exposed steel, brick masonry, natural stone veneer and ACM panels. FWA's Landscape Design team also designed a courtyard, athletic courts, and expanded parking. Sustainable strategies incorporated throughout the design include daylight harvesting, solar and shading passive solar design, water efficient fixtures, regional and recycled content materials, a vegetative roof and energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems. Rekord Armory Park Bel Air, Md. Just a block down from their office, this project was especially meaningful as it boasts a pocket park dedicated to Frederick Y. Ward, founder of the firm, whose landscape design team was responsible for the landscape, seating and paver areas, and a stage that includes a wall mounted trellis system. All upgrades including enhancements to the historic Armory building and adaptive reuse of the former garage were designed in alignment with Maryland Historic Trust requirements, and incorporated green improvements such as permeable pavers, a green wall, ample softscape, minimal direct lighting and renewable materials. FWA's first 25 years in business focused on surveying, civil engineering, and land planning services. In 1980, the company broadened its horizons by starting an architecture studio. During the late 1980s as site development became increasingly complex, they added an environmental science division that included landscape architecture, consultants for wetland issues, critical area assessment, environmental site assessments and hazardous waste management. The landscape architectural division provides services for residential, commercial, industrial and park projects, streetscapes and revitalization efforts. 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 F r e d e r i c k Wa r d t o v i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s

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