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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with a dedicated paver. Quartzite is a locally quarried stone that has differentiated the design in Sioux Falls for 150 years. The stone is found in abundance throughout the campus. Stockwell provided design services for site grading, utilities, pavement, landscaping and irrigation. The increased number of staff and facilities created the need for a redesigned and larger parking lot. Interior landscape islands create a visually appealing entrance into the site. Overstory trees add shade and keep the lot cooler in the summer. A new onsite stormwater area adjacent to the north parking lot highlights habitat with native plants and trees that filter and slow stormwater runoff. This habitat, as well as the central reflection pond, is highly visible from the surrounding city roads and act as a stunning foreground to the campus. The project included the construction of the new Ryan Building that frames the eastern edge of the expanded campus reflecting pond. Previously, the reflecting pond had only been bordered to the north and west. The Ryan Above: Framing the view are 'Swamp' white oaks, which form a grove on the southwestern portion of the pond. Native forbs and grasses provide a flush of color as a foreground to the Ryan Building. Among the prominent perennials are 'Bronze Beauty' carpet bugles, Matrona Stonecrop sedums, Black Eyed Susans, Wood's Blue asters, Prairie Purple coneflowers and 'Fanal' and 'Deutschland' astilbes. 64 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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