Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2013

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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Farmville (Continued from page 60) the landscape architects designed the attractive town logo, which represents handles of an old plow breaking ground. through the late 1800s, Farmville was the largest manufacturer of plows in the U.S. the logo was routed to high-density urethane and painted.the logos are on waterjetcut aluminum plates, and placed throughout the project. Vendors Benches: CR-10 Classic Series by Victor Stanley, Inc. Bike Racks: "Bike Rack" by Dero Bike Rack Co. Bollards, Decorative Capitol Series, Cast Iron by Antique Street Lamps Kiosks/Signage: Diversified Signs & graphics Trash Receptacles: S-42 Ironsites Series by Victor Stanley, Inc. Pavers -Belgian Block: Boxley Block -Clay: Pine Hall Brick & Belden Brick -Compass 'Circle Kit': Cambridge Pavers, Inc. -Precast: Interlock Paving Systems, Inc. -thermoplastic 'trafficPatterns' 'Brick': Ennis-Flint Planters: Custom made by twist & turns manufacturing, with custom logo Project Team Landscape Architect: Harvey Design Land Architects, Inc. Project Manager: Proctor Harvey, RLA, ASLA Landscape Contractor: Burkhardt's Nursery Architect: Virginia A&E Civil Engineer: wilson wiley General Contractors -Keith Barber Construction -Virginia Carolina Paving Top the east side of Railroad Plaza continues the design from the west side of main Street with a shelter design inspired by old photos of the Farmville train station. the shelter is a painted steel I-beam with tubular steel and steel 'sleeves' for the vertical support posts that extend to the bottom of the footings. the structural members were then skinned with a wooden ceiling, truss system and wood trim with recessed lighting. the roof is asphalt shingles. the builder was Lee Hall of Hall Construction. Bottom Specified for the Farmville town Hall was a town clock by Verdin Bells and Clocks of Cincinnati. Verdin's first installation was a tower clock in Cincinnati in 1842. Six generations of the Verdin family have been involved in the business. 62 Landscape Architect and Specifier News kiosks we designed. The HDLA team held an evening information gathering session with the Farmville Historical Society. Artifacts were scanned and photographed, and interviews conducted. This productive approach provided graphic content and information used in many subsequent town projects. A railroad line used to cross North Main Street. The rail bed was converted and resurfaced with finely crushed limestone to make a trail suitable for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. Now called High Bridge Trail State Park, the centerpiece is High Bridge, more than 2,400 feet long and 125 feet above the Appomattox River. The trailhead presented a perfect opportunity for a plaza to highlight Farmville's railroad history. HDLA designed the plaza with paving accents to denote the location of the original rail line. The restroom building was designed as a small-scale replica of the historic freight depot that once stood at this location. Outlying town areas also received substantial design upgrades. HDLA had the idea to preserve a portion of the old tobacco warehouse and convert it into a regional farmers' market. HDLA designed the site improvements and signage for the market, which has quickly become an active spot. When the market is closed, the town gains additional public parking. HDLA has proposed having one of the local schools participate with the firm to develop a mural for the concrete retaining walls alongside the main building. (Continued on page 92)

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