Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2015

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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48 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Top, Left The stainless steel handrail design provides visual interest, and minimizes skateboarders using the rails. Bottom, Left This view looking north down the stairs shows the mid-level terraces and the lower welcome and performance plaza. The half-elliptical retention basin for stormwater (lower left) extends to the campus loop road. The basin has heavy plantings of Festucia, Rhaphiolepis indica 'Clara' Indian Hawthorn and a few Calif. sycamores. Drought tolerant plants and an efficient irrigation system provided a 50% saving in exterior water usage.

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