Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2017

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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36 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Top & Inset: The landscape architects worked with Parkitects, the upstate New York designers and distributors for Landscape Structures, to customize the play equipment, including this unusual under-the-building setting. The rope course for the Pre-K playscape interconnects with the building's support piers. Bottom: The larger play structure with the tube slide is set between the buildings. In the foreground is a bioswale with shade-tolerant plantings, boulders and bonded stones that capture runoff from the roof. The 'Mobius Ship Climber' (right photo) and swings (background left) complete the play elements. Continued on page 38 MacArthur Continued from page 34 Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture (AOLA) of Syracuse, N.Y., played a crucial role in accomplishing these goals. The landscape architects were responsible for an initial site assessment of the flood damage. Alternative sites were explored as possible locations for the new school. However, this analysis determined there were no viable parcels available within the neighborhood. The existing site was the best option, but it had to be properly developed to mitigate any future flood damage. Once it was determined that the best and only site available was the existing school site, Appel Osborne proceeded with site plans that met the requirements of the FEMA 8-step process for review of actions located in a flood plain. Throughout the project AOLA assisted in coordinating with multiple state and federal agencies. During the design and construction work the landscape architect collaborated with the lead architect, five consulting engineers and multiple contractors. Project manager Bernie Martin, RLA, worked closely with FEMA and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NYS

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