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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Find it First in LASN! There are 52 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 32-35) and in red text the Ad Index (pages 137-138, 141-142). Contact LASN for more information on how your new product can be in the World Premiere spotlight! (714) 979-LASN (5276) World Premiere On the cover: University of South Carolina's Gamecock Park Wood+Partners, Inc. p. 36 Find 52 World Premieres in this Issue For Details See Page 8 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! Volume 31 Number 06 June 2015 Volume 31 Number 06 8 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 36 50 70 42 58 80 f e a t u re s 36 University of South Carolina's Gamecock Park The University of South Carolina's new 50-acre Gamecock Park in Columbus is on a site that was home to the South Carolina State Farmers Market. The new park provides highly sought after game day parking on low-impact stabilized turf for over 2,000 vehicles. —by Kyle Theodore, ASLA, Principal, Wood+Partners, Inc., and Linda Youst, Marketing Coordinator 42 Places and Spaces for Students—San Diego Mesa College Student Services Center Mesa College, part of the San Diego Community College District, is now more than a decade into a major capital improvement program for its four-campuses in Southern California. The program, funded by voter-approved bonds totaling more than $1.5 billion, includes nearly 100 new instructional and career training facilities, student and public safety enhancement projects, parking facilities and campus-wide infrastructure projects. —MLA Design Studio-Landscape Architects—ARCHITECTS hanna gabriel wells 50 The Great Lawn—Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers Completed in the fall of 2014, the newly renovated four-acre 'Great Lawn' at the heart of the Florida Gulf Coast University campus in Fort Myers anchors a multiple phase campus revitalization effort. —Landscape Architecture Design and Planning by Ryan Binkowski, ASLA, and Jack Caldwell, PLA, Waldrop Engineering, P.A. 58 Reading Comes to Life at LaSalle II Magnet School The LaSalle II Magnet School is a world language academy in Chicago that serves students in preschool through eighth grade. The school has re-imagined its outdated playground into an exploratory play space with multicultural and multilingual elements. —Landscape Architecture by site design group, ltd. 70 Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy, Chicago In a long-standing association with the Chicago Public Schools, the Public Building Commission of Chicago manages millions of dollars of work for CPS and has been instrumental in the "Modern Schools Across Chicago" initiative, a $1 billion dollar plan to bring new schools to Chicago communities. —Landscape Architecture by Jacobs/Ryan Associates 80 Design Plan for Elements Preschool, New York City The Montessori School on Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side, NYC, is giving way to the new Elements Preschool, a center billed as emphasizing natural elements and learning outside of the traditional classroom. —Central Landscape Architecture, NYC, Alex Hart, RLA, Design Lead , Adrian Hayes, Principal, Project Designer

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