Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2017

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furniture options are located throughout the courtyard to make a functional employee workspace and encourage daily interaction. Elm Grove and Architectural Landform While the active zones of the courtyard are strategically located adjacent to the new Technology Center, the opposite half includes passive-use opportunities. A grove of Princeton elms produces a shady micro- climate along the connector promenade. Sculptural wood benches and fiber-optic- inspired light bollards are positioned throughout the canopied space to provide casual seating and visual interest during non-daylight hours. The architectural landform, planted with sedum, conceals the fountain equipment room and visually grounds the radial Technology Center canopy into the site. Precast concrete curbing emphasizes the mound's form and a wood slat bench wraps around its northeast corner to create additional seating opportunities near the pools and the courtyard's main open lawn. Sustainability Highlights: • Accredited LEED Silver by USGBC • Preserved over 10 acres of the pecan grove • Removed pecan trees were harvested and locally milled to produce paneling and flooring for the Technology Center • Stormwater management features that went above and beyond regulatory requirements, including a biodetention basin that filters run-off from most of the courtyard and Technology Center and gravel filtration drains underneath all boardwalk walkways • Vegetated roof along Technology Center canopy roof • Minimized parking footprint (garage) and low SRI values for all paving materials • Maximized pervious open space About EDGE Established in 2003, EDGE is an integrated team of planners, landscape architects and development consultants with offices in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and Nashville, Tennessee. EDGE provides economically, socially, and environmentally impactful solutions for corporate and academic campuses across the country. 72 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Project Team Client: CenturyLink Landscape Architects: EDGE Architects: Moody Nolan (CenturyLink Technology Center of Excellence) Civil Engineers: Morphy Makofsky Lighting Consultant: Tec Studio Pool/Fountain Consultant: SAI Fountains Construction Manager: Yates Construction Landscape Contractor: RCI: Garden Design Manufacturers Promenade pavers: Hanover Traditional Prest Brick Bayou Band: Unilock Courtstone paver Plaza paver: Wausau Tile Tectura granite UG-10 Plaza tables: Janus et Cie Cast Iron plant Yuletide camellia White Gem gardenia Pinkie Indian Hawthorn Cardinal flower Blue Flag iris An arching row of illuminated bollards line the walk to the Technology Center's main vestibule, mimicking the curving symmetry of the low jet fountains, which spray a constant flow of water to provide white noise.

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