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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Left: A 50 kWh photovoltaic array in the parking lot offsets 5% of the Integrated Technology Center's energy consumption. The array's design includes a real-time monitoring system that lets students and educators understand its performance, track energy trends and see how the harvested energy offsets building demand. Middle: The colorful and railed suspended walk over the bioretention area integrates with the adjacent paving pattern through steel bar grating and native black locust planks. Stainless steel 'Bola' bike racks run along the building's planting bed, which is edged in limestone. Right: The courtyard hardscape (Unilock) combines charcoal colored Eco-Priora permeable pavers designed with spacer bars that created a 7mm gap, flanked by 'Promenade' plank pavers in a variety of custom colors—chamois, sandstone and medium and dark brown. The seat wall has surface mounted 'Skate Stops'. June 2017 57 " Projects like this are incredible for bolstering learning and supporting the idea that landscape architects can lead large sustainable- design projects." — Bruce Niedermyer, PLA, ASLA

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