Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 2018

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of shade trees, groundcover planting, stabilized stone dust gravel, mobile device charging stations and moveable tables and chairs. A network of new walking paths serves to connect students, faculty and guests to each building, as well as the adjacent parking lots and other areas of campus. Higher Quality Materials and Finish Throughout the schematic and design development project phases, Sikora Wells Appel aimed to elevate the materials used on campus and create a new standard for future improvements, while creating a level of finish consistent with other four-year college institutions. In addition to the site design, the construction detailing and richness in the paving materials, plantings, lighting and site furnishings help the campus to reflect RCBC's new mission. Concrete sidewalks with brick accent bands previously dominated the school. The new quad design incorporates high-end concrete unit pavers and bluestone, with a ground plane color palette to Lighting was a large factor in the site design for both safety and aesthetic reasons. New pedestrian scale, pole top LEDs illuminate the new walkways, creating safe circulation routes for campus goers during evening and weekend classes. The Grove area incorporates pole mounted, moonlight type fixtures, each washing light 360° on the stone fines between the trees. The new quad landscape design also aids in defining spaces and creating a campus environment, rich with a wide variety of plant material and four-season interest. The plant palette includes a deciduous canopy and flowering trees, evergreen trees, deciduous and evergreen Above: A color blend of 1' x 2' 'Umbriano' concrete pavers in a running bond pattern defines the plazas and building entrances, while the curving pathway (top, right) has a herringbone pattern of 8"x16" concrete pavers. June 2018 59

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