Landscape Architect & Specifier News

FEB 2016

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 108 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 22-29) and in red text the Ad Index (pages 121-122, 125-126). Contact LASN for more information on how your new product can be in the World Premiere spotlight! (714) 979-LASN (5276) World Premiere 8 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Volume 32 Number 02 f e a t u re s 30 Dolphin Mall, Sweetwater, Florida Dolphin Mall is Miami-Dade County's largest retail venue and entertainment center. The mall management actively participated throughout the design and made clear the need for durable and easily cleaned hardscapes. Numerous paver mock-ups and stain tests were performed before the final pavers, joint filler, sealant and cleaners were determined. —Susan Grissim, ASLA, Project Manager and Landscape Architect, Grissim Metz Andriese Associates 38 Transformation of a Yorba Linda Home Bill McNamara and his wife wanted a single-story house large enough for a landscape that would meet the needs of their entire family. They requested a shaded outdoor entertainment area, complete with a pool, spa and other nifty amenities. —Landscape Designer Elaine Iverson, Newport Beach, Calif.; Richard Cohen Landscape, Lake Forest, Calif. 44 Mansfield Town Square at Storrs Center Mansfield, Conn., and UConn envisioned a walkable, mixed-use town center with pedestrian-oriented streets and public spaces integrated into a series of small neighborhoods. As the site was designed to accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, skateboards, strollers and wheelchairs the majority of the site had to be paved. —Kent + Frost Landscape Architecture, Mystic, Conn. 50 Building a Tribute to Minnesota's Military Families, St. Paul Capitol Mall The Minnesota Military Family Tribute is the latest addition to a growing family of monuments along the Minnesota Capitol Mall in St. Paul. From the steps of the Beaux-Arts Minnesota State Capitol designed by famed architect Cass Gilbert in 1905, the rolling 18-acre mall fans outward to include the Minnesota World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and other monuments that draw thousands of visitors annually. —Theodore Lee, ASLA, LEED AP, Director of Landscape Architecture, HGA Architects and Engineers, Minneapolis 58 Esperia South and Commons, Bonita Bay Community, Bonita Springs Fla. Esperia South and Commons is a 119-unit, high-end, 28-story condominium developed for the Lutgert Companies in the Eagle Watch section of the 2,400-acre Bonita Bay Community in Bonita Springs, Fla. —Landscape Architecture by Bruce Howard & Associates, Inc., Miami 66 The Park at Viejas Inspired by the weaving patterns of Kumeyaay baskets comes this expansive outdoor entertaining area for concerts and events, striped with contrasting bands of colored concrete that mimic the strands of the juncus rushes used in the area's Native American basketry. —Landscape Architecture by Sotelo Landscape Architects, San Diego, led by Angelina Sotelo 74 Atlantic Street Park, Downtown Hackensack, N.J. The city of Hackensack, a New Jersey city of nearly 43,000 residents just 12 miles northwest of midtown Manhattan, began a downtown revitalization effort in 2011 to address a lack of community downtown development. Home to the Bergen County government, the daytime population nearly triples during the day, as people come to the city to satisfy various professional and personal needs. —Francis Reiner, PP, LLA, DMR Architects, PC, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

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