Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2019

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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January 2019 65 California Sagebrush Yarrow Nevin's Barberry Valley Oak White Alder Chalk Dudleya Top Right: Federal facilities require protective hardening, which was achieved with strategically placed large natural boulders and decorative stonewalls around the perimeter securing the facility from vehicle intrusion. require protective hardening, which was achieved with strategically placed large natural boulders and decorative stonewalls around the perimeter of the secure facility. An existing topiary in the shape of Smokey the Bear was preserved in its original location on the perimeter of the old parking lot, and was integrated adjacent to the footprint on the north side of the new headquarters building. Large USDA Forest Service emblems were integrated into the pavement in the central courtyard to develop the aesthetics of the building. Steve Lang, principle at MIG, Inc., states, "An unusual design challenge we faced was the site was separated from the forest it manages and oversees. So we tried to bring a sense of the forest and terrain into its urban context, adjacent to the 210 Foothill Freeway in Arcadia." Team List Architect: Mary McGrath Architects Landscape Architect: MIG, Inc. Construction: MSK Construction General Contractor: PW Construction Inc.

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