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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Laketown Median Beautification Kenner, Louisiana Above Left & Right: This extensive median beautification project is located along north Williams Boulevard in Kenner, Louisiana. Serving as a gateway to the Laketown District of north Kenner, the project's main feature is a new sign. Constructed of Cor-ten weathering steel and stainless steel, the internally lit linear sign serves as a landmark to the district. Jefferson Performing Arts Center Metairie, Louisiana Left: The Jefferson Performing Arts Center is a newly constructed facility located in LaSalle Park in Metairie. The modern architecture of the building features a large glass wall that overlooks a green space. The concept for the landscape design was to create a southern Louisiana swamp scene, but with a modern twist. Cypress trees, azaleas, palmettos, grasses and irises are arraigned in large masses around a dry bed of Mexican beach pebble. Manhattan Boulevard Beautification Project Marrero, Louisiana Left: Linfield, Hunter & Junius was selected by Jefferson Parish, Louisiana to design median landscape enhancements for one of the most traveled commercial corridors on the Parish's Westbank. Anticipated as the first of multiple phases, the project's main feature is a decorative wall constructed of powdercoated steel square tubes. The wall meanders through the 650 linear foot site while undulating in height. River Ridge Meditation Park River Ridge, Louisiana Below Left & Right: The River Ridge Meditation Park is a small neighborhood green space built around a major drainage improvement project. Additional stormwater pumping capacity was needed in the area, thus Jefferson Parish acquired property to construct the drainage facility. 154 Landscape Architect and Specifier News 154 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Linfield, Hunter & Junius (Continued from page 152)

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