Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 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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Find it First in LASN! There are 70 advertisements or product releases in this issue where the picture or ad has never before been published, what LASN calls "World Premieres." Look for the World Premiere icon in the Product Focus section (pages 28-31) and in red text the Ad Index (pages 129-130, 133-134). Contact LASN for more information on how your new product can be in the World Premiere spotlight! (714) 979-LASN (5276) www.landscapeonline.com World Premiere On the cover: Green Roofs: Patterns and Practices—Elaine Kearney, LA, Technical Director, Columbia Green Technologies, p. 68 Find 70 World Premieres in this Issue For Details See Page 10 World Premiere w w w . l a n d s c a p e o n l i n e . c o m THE INDUSTRY TRADE MAGAZINE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE SPECIFIERS NATIONWIDE! w w w . l a n d s c a p e o n l i n e . c o m THE INDUSTRY TRADE MAGAZINE FOR COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE SPECIFIERS NATIONWIDE! Volume 30 Number 10 October 2014 Volume 30 Number 10 10 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 32 48 62 f e a t u re s 32 The Park at Rivers Edge: Medford, Malden, and Everett, Mass. Generations of industrial abuse left the landscape at River's Edge Park in Massachusetts filled with waste, toxic soils, abandoned buildings and invasive monoculture plant species. After two decades of planning, environmental remediation and construction, 10 acres of Malden River waterfront was reborn as a connection for the community. —Landscape Architecture by Shadley Associates, P.C. 40 Garrigus Plaza Renovations, University of Kentucky The Garrigus Plaza surface and drainage had long ceased to properly function, the concrete spalled, cracked and in disrepair. The original design was primarily concrete and brick pavement, with minimal green space. The plaza experienced significant ponding when it rained, and winter precipitation left dangerous ice. As the signature entrance for the college, the space was long overdue for a redesign. —Landscape Architecture by Element Design 46 Sharp Memorial Hospital's "Ode to Joy" Green Roof Glen Schmidt of Schmidt Design Group of San Diego designed the linear green roof for Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. The lumber framework represents a musical staff with a treble and bass clef, with fiberglass pots with agave and yucca plants on the staff representing the notes of the first measures of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." —Landscape Architecture by Schmidt Design Group 48 Take It from the Top: Shady Grove Adventist Hospital's Rooftop Garden The Barbara Truland Butz Healing Garden, a rooftop green space that sits above Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md., is adjacent to a cancer care unit and visible from private patient rooms and a nursing station. The design includes a Zen garden, shade structures, extensive plantings and a central water feature within two symbolic concentric circles. —Scott Scarfone, ASLA; Founder, Oasis Design Group 56 Bringing Stormwater Management to Queens College, City University of New York The landscape architects worked closely with Queens College and the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to develop green infrastructure stormwater management plans for Kiely Hall, Rosenthal Library and Remsen Hall. Large expanse of impervious pavement were retrofitted with rain gardens and permeable pavers. —RDA Landscape Architecture, PC 62 University of Rhode Island's Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences Using positive models of successful rain gardens, the team of landscape architects advocated for a landscape-based stormwater management (rain gardens and detention ponds) in visible locations to address the institution's ecological, educational, aesthetic, and identity objectives for the district. —Landscape Architecture by CRJA-IBI Group 68 Green Roofs: Patterns and Practices The increasing popularity of green roofs in the urban environment can be traced to environmental contributions that include stormwater retention, reduction of the urban heat island effect, provision of habitat and increased building envelope efficiency. The strategies and innovations herein will allow designers to make full use of these expanded palettes. —Elaine Kearney, LA, Technical Director, Columbia Green Technologies 72 Veiled Green Parking: Dappled Sunlight and Free-Flowing Breezes A parking structure for the Green Issue? It's fair to say this 100-space, multilevel parking garage in Austin is atypical. Concrete, steel screens, and vegetation come together to give the structure drama, with dappled sunlight and free- flowing breezes filtering through the green vines. —Landscape Architecture by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects—Editor Stephen Kelly

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