Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2018

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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stainless steel wayfinding columns filled with decorative river stone that reflects Charleston's identity as a river city. In Phase II, the graphic panels will be backlit with RGB LEDs that cast a wash of color on each semi-translucent panel. To facilitate this, the graphic panels are lined with light-diffusion material to help evenly distribute light across the graphics without losing their translucent quality. The lights will include motion-sensing controls, allowing pedestrians to interact with the panels as they pass through the corridor. David Gilmore, PLA, MBA, director of landscape architecture for GAI Community Solutions Group, notes that it was decided early in the programming that as the linear walkway's primary function was to move pedestrians safely between the corridor's various destinations, a minimalist approach was taken to site furnishings and plantings. "Because the graphic wall represents such a dominant feature across the entire corridor, a lot of effort was spent on its design and detailing to elevate the pedestrian experience of traversing the corridor above that of a typical paved sidewalk." 52 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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