Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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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70 Landscape Architect and Specifier News (Continued on page 72) Project Team Owner Dallas Arboretum and Botanical society, Dallas Landscape Architect MKW + Associates, LLC, Rutherford, NJ Lead Consultant and Exhibit Designer Van sickle & Rolleri, Ltd., Medford, NJ Water Features Designer (Mechanical) Delta Fountains, Jacksonville, FL Architect Dattner Architects, NYC Associate Architect McCaslin Associates, Inc., Dallas Civil Engineering Pacheco Koch, Dallas Construction Manager The BeCK Group, Dallas Irrigation Consultant Norway Irrigation, Inc., Carrollton, Texas Lighting Design horton Lees Brogdan, NYC MEP Engineering Blum Consulting engineers, Inc., Dallas Structural Engineering Datum engineers, Inc., Dallas Vendors Concrete: CsA Concrete Exhibit Fabrication: Maltbie Fabricated Lily Pads and Cattails: Blue Rhino studiosx Fabricated Rockwork: Cemrock Fountain Systems: InControl Water systems Landscape: ValleyCrest Metalwork: steel Boss, Big D Metalworks Mosaiculture Structures: DeGarrio/The Design Loft Precast Unit Pavers: Concrete Paver systems Rustic Terrazzo Pavement: American Terrazzo Company Safety Surfacing: Cross Country Corp. Site Carpentry: signature Millwork, stairmeister Log Works Site Electrical: Walker engineering Site Utilities: C-Con services Stonework: TsT Construction services Left The Cascade stream flows into the 'Pure energy Pond', which has three "floating" decks, each dedicated to alternate energy. This is the water energy "island," which has large aerators jetting water 10-12-ft. high. here, kids can use devices that demonstrate the power of water, from water flow levers and water shooters, to learning about Archimedes' screw, a cylindrical device with interior rotating blades that transfers water from a lower area to higher ground, used historically to irrigate crops. The decking is maple, and treated with Kebony, a biowaste liquid that's heated and impregnated in the wood to make it more durable. PhoTo: MKW + AssoCIATes Right At the bottom of the site, bridges crisscross water features and connect to a planted island in the 'Texas Wetlands.' Prominent plants are bald and pond cypresses (Taxodium), serviceberries (Amelanchier), possumhaw (Ilex decidua), yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), wax myrtle (Myrica), swamp mallow (hibiscus), sedges (Carex), rushes (Juncus), grasses (Panicum, Pennisetum, Chasmanthium), swamp lily (Crinum), yellow and blue flags (Iris), cattails (Typha) and Arrowhead (sagittaria). The tree just right of the bridge is a 'shawnee Brave' bald cypress. PhoTo: MKW + AssoCIATes

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