Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 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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146 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Pedestrian Corridor Wesson, Miss. Above: WAS teamed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College and WGK Engineers to convert a road into a large pedestrian corridor and plaza that connects groupings of historic dormitories and classroom buildings. The pedestrian corridor has abundant landscaping and hardscape beautification components. The college received a Transportation Alternatives Program grant of $1 million dollars for the construction of this project. Foley Centennial Plaza, Foley, Alabama Left: The city of Foley, Alabama was founded January 8, 1915. WAS Design helped the city celebrate its centennial with a remodeling of the town plaza. WAS Design served as the prime consultant and designer of a 52- foot clock bell tower, along with decorative brick paving, seat/donor walls, accent lighting, landscape and irriga- tion. The firm also participated in the schematic design for future streetscape improvements along West Jessamine Avenue, which is on axis with the plaza. Founded by Chad Watkins, Jared Acy and Troy Strunk, WAS opened its doors in 2005 in Gulf Shores, and soon expanded to three offices. WAS has six RLAs, three landscape designers, one CADD operator, one graphic designer and clerical staff. In 2015, WAS Design merged with CSA Group of Mobile, a landscape architecture firm founded in 1959 with a strong history of military planning and design. WAS believes landscape architecture is about creating a sense of place to enhance people's lives. WAS Design, Inc. Foley and Mobile, Alabama Jackson, Miss. V i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 4 8 i e w V i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 4 8 m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 4 8

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