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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90 Landscape Architect and Specifier News MESA Little Rock, Arkansas Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Headquarters, North Little Rock, Arkansas MESA worked closely with Taggart Foster Currence Gray Architects and Williams & Dean Architects on the new ADEQ Headquarters. MESA was responsible for locating the 125,000 sq. ft. multistory structure on the 10-acre site, planning pedestrian and vehicular circulation, and ensuring the sustainability objectives were met for LEED Gold and Green Globes certifications. Vegetated rooftops, detention basins, permeable paving and bioswales allow stormwater infiltration instead of discharging into the Arkansas River and constructed wetlands. Over 35% of the site has native plantings, which is appropriate for the mixed floodplain plant community in which it resides. PHOTOS: MARK ROBERTSON, FASLA Mesa is a design, planning and sustainability consulting practice founded in 1984. MESA provides a full range of services for all project types that includes project consulting, conceptual planning through final design and construction observation and/or management. The firm has successfully served as landscape architects, zoological consultants, planners, architects, horticulturists and project managers on projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to $60 million. Planning and design project types include zoological and botanical gardens, parks and recreation, interpretive centers and sites, site restoration, institutional, community development and revitalization, schools and campuses, residential estates and commercial. BEFORE V i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 5 5 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 5 m o r e f i r m p h o t o s - 2 8 7 5 5

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