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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156 Landscape Architect and Specifier News The Grove, Auburn University Montgomery, Alabama The Grove was named for its stand of mature hardwoods. However, this 2.5-acre, steeply sloping site had become largely bare, eroded earth with many of its trees in decline due to soil compaction and siltation. The ground plane was revegetated and irrigated. Diseased trees were replaced with new shade trees. Pedestrian circulation problems were addressed by connecting the student housing area and the academic core with ADA-compliant walks and gathering areas. At night, the well- lit hardscape and landscape provides a safe pedestrian thoroughfare. Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., started in 1979 and has evolved into a full service landscape architecture firm. The staff includes six registered landscape architects; members of the ASLA, as well as LEED accredited professionals. With over 153 years of combined professional experience, HNP has grown steadily in the size, number and diversity of projects undertaken. The work ranges from site design for single-family residences to the design of outdoor sports facilities, to large-scale master planning for corporate and college campuses. HNP has planned mixed-use and multiuse developments from two to 3,500 acres. More recently, HNP completed a number of projects for school boards, colleges and universities for master planning, sports related projects and individual buildings. Master planning services have included pedestrian focused designs for five college campuses. Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama V i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 5 1 i e w V i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 5 1 m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 5 1 (Continued on page 158)

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