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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Streamline Broad Street Chattanooga, Tennessee Above & Left: Streamline Broad Street re-imagines a new pedestrian and commercial district that emphasizes safety, sustainability and quality of urban design in downtown Chattanooga. Parking and traffic flow are redistributed to optimize car travel lanes, protect cyclists and create larger pedestrian spaces. The added sidewalk area provides space for outdoor cafes, benches, bike parking, newspaper boxes and special events. Bikers have dedicated, separated lanes and queue in front of stopped traffic at intersections. Curb extensions at crosswalks shorten pedestrian travel distances. The redesigned streetscape integrates green infrastructure like porous paving, rain gardens and uncompacted soils to support large canopy trees, all greatly reducing stormwater runoff. Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute Chattanooga, Tennessee Bottom, Left & Right: Franklin Architects approached Matt Whitaker within a few months of opening the firm in Chattanooga to bring his expertise in stormwater management and habitat restoration to the new TNACI headquarters planned on the bank of the Tennessee River. The resulting collaboration provides a regional precedent for sustainable design to clients, developers, designers, engineers, and regulatory authorities with its beautiful and functional design. Every drop of water that falls on the site is used to 150 Landscape Architect and Specifier News W.M. Whitaker & Associates (Continued from page 148)

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