Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2018

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Internally, each column features a 6" Eaton Halo SLD 1200 Series LED light that gently illuminates the wayfinding graphics located in the top of the columns. The selected light fills the columns with a crisp light (4000K) while providing additional secondary lighting throughout the walkway. To even out any remaining dark spots, the design team introduced a strand of Primus Lighting Decostring catenary lights to create an even wash of light along the ground plane. The lights are strung diagonally, creating a human- scaled ceiling of light across the corridor. When Phase II of the project begins, an additional 500 linear feet of catenary lights will be placed along the historic district, completing the scheme across the two districts. Phase II will focus on the complete demolition and redesign of Slack Plaza. GAI CSG's master plan provides an expansive multi-use lawn panel in the core of the plaza that will transform a bleak hardscape into a vibrant, multi- functional public space with dedicated areas for outdoor dining and socializing. The plan also outlines improvements to the plaza's Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KRT) station, including a new ticket office and dedicated passenger plaza. To address the crime element, a new city police detachment will take up residence in a structure adjacent to the plaza. "The lighting design for this phase of the project is critical from both a public safety standpoint and to help the space function as a major public gathering space in the heart of town," said Gilmore. The multiphased design of Brawley Walkway and Slack Plaza has already started to improve walkability in Charleston. New businesses are springing up along the corridor, and a major housing project is scheduled to break ground in 2018. The use of innovative lighting design throughout this redesign plays a significant part in updating a vital link between two major districts—setting new precedents for future improvements. 54 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Project Team Owner: City of Charleston, W.V. Landscape Architecture & Master Planning: GAI Consultants / Community Solutions Group, Charleston WV Civil Engineering: - GAI Consultants, Charleston, W.V. - TRC Companies Inc., Charleston, W.V. General Contractor: Wolf Creek Contracting Co. LLC, Waterford, Ohio Products Lighting Manufacturers: - Eaton - Leotek - Primus Lighting - Sternberg Lighting Graphic Panels: Lumicor Custom Steel Columns, Gates: Structural Systems Inc. Clay Pavers: Pinehall Pavers Plank Pavers: Unilock Cast Stone Wall Veneers: Eldorado Stone Site Furnishings: - Victor Stanley Top, Left: In phase II of the project the luminescent panels will be backlit with RGB LEDs with motion sensors to detect (engage) the passing pedestrians. Between the panel layers are graphics of trees and woods. PHOTO: GAI CONSULTANTS Right: To create an inviting entry where the historic corridor terminates into Capital Street, the Sternberg acorn light fixtures were refurbished with new textured globes, an upgraded lighting source and the light poles received new black powder coatings. The plank pavers of the corridor transition to clay pavers along the sidewalk and at the pedestrian crossing. PHOTO: CS SHANK (BOTTOM, RIGHT) PHOTO: LJ LAMBERT PHOTOGRAPHY (TOP, RIGHT)

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