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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October 2016 89 Eretus Rivers Elementary School | Atlanta Above & Middle: Eretus Rivers Elementary School has been a cornerstone of the affluent Buckhead community of Atlanta for generations. The campus was reconstructed to replace a hodgepodge of buildings and a convoluted circulation system. At the same time, it was upgraded to reflect a 21st century approach to ecological sustainability. The design plan called for the preservation of some massive water oaks, including one in the center of the new campus courtyard. This signature courtyard preserves this massive tree, incorporates statues and other elements from the previous campus, and employs a bioretention system for an efficient stormwater management system. Other bioretention elements are rain gardens and porous pavements. Walk of Heroes Veterans Memorial | Rockdale County, Georgia Bottom, Right: This project began in 1996 as an in-house design competition. Once the winning concept was selected, the project was taken from conceptual design to master planning, then to multiple construction documentation phases. The basic approach was to connect the natural environment the site offers to the desired program elements. The memorial combines architectural and landscape elements into a pedestrian park on the northwest bank of Black Shoals Lake. It consists of approximately 25,000 square feet of accessible walkways and plazas for the handicapped and disabled, over 600 linear feet of seat walls and retaining walls, a parking lot, sculptures, water features, lighting fixtures and site furnishings.

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