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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Established in 1957, Manatee Community College, later renamed State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), is the region's first and largest public college, serving 27,000 students annually at campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice. The college is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. It has graduated 47,000 students since 1959, and is an integral part of the community, offering educational, athletic, cultural/theater art venues and local partnerships. 74 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Above: The approach to the Manatee Community College campus and the Stephen Korcheck Student Services Center used to be an uninspiring and unadorned roadway leading to an unwelcoming parking lot. Large date palms and smaller sabal palms now line the main entrance boulevard. The median showcases Goldmond lantana, pink hibiscus, Variegated Confederate jasmine, Indian Hawthorn and Crinum lily. Left: The pylon sign at the main entrance to the campus includes illuminated routed letters, backlit bands and sign face. The brick, as with the kiosks, matches the brick veneering on the campus buildings. BEFORE Manatee Community College/ State College of Florida Prime Consultant, Copley Design Associates, Inc., Landscape Architecture Continued on page 76

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