Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUN 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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shrubs, perennials, annuals and large open areas of manicured, fine lawn. The project goals were not limited to creating connections and comfortable spaces, but to also evoke a sense of community and change the commuter culture by keeping students and faculty on campus. The 2.25-acre open field that had divided the campus made RCBC feel like the commuter college it was. Where previously students would drive from building to building between classes, Sikora Wells Appel and RCBC officials wanted to elevate the student experience and provide amenities that were missing. Driven by the institution's planned transformation from a two-year commuter college to a four-year college, the new quad improvements have completely transformed the feel and functionality of the RCBC campus. Bottom: The 'Grove' is a more intimate space, incorporating a variety of shade trees, groundcover plantings, crushed stone aggregate screenings with a stabilized binder additive, mobile device charging stations (where the student is seated) with small locator lights for nighttime visibility and portable tables and chairs. 60 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Right: The 400 linear feet of radial amphitheater steps are 24" x 5' x 3" bluestone treads. The seats and retaining walls are gray colored poured-in-place concrete. Team List Concord Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Cumming Corporation Construction Management Mike Haener Irrigation Taylor Wiseman Taylor Civil Engineering Terminal Construction USA Architects Products Specified Unilock -8"x16" 'Promenade' plank pavers, Umbriano finish -1'x2' 'Umbriano' pavers -4"x12" 'Promenade' plank pavers, Series 3000 Wicki Wholesale Stone Quarry, Great Meadows, N.J.: Bluestone Finding Charging Stations A search for charging stations at the brand new LADetails product search engine at LandscapeOnline.com reveals three, all of which are solar powered. Kay Park Recreation's new solar table/umbrella charging station (middle) lets people charge their mobile devices while they use outdoor facilities. The solar charging tree by SolarPath Sun Solutions (right) not only powers up devices, it is a light fixture and air monitoring station. The Steora Solar Smart Bench (left) provides USB and wireless cell phone charging, mobile WiFi Internet, area lighting, and more.

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