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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Building enhances the sense of an embracing campus by wrapping around the east end of the pond. It develops a more permeable boundary between inside and out through extensive glass panels, encouraging staff to take advantage of the many outdoor amenities. It provides additional staff space, conference facilities, and a cafe/ break area that spills out to an outdoor patio and tree grove that overlooks the reflecting pond. The patio is surfaced with quartzite pavers and crushed quartzite. These materials create a grid that visually ties it to the rest of the campus, while allowing water to permeate into the ground. Honeylocust trees are planted along the patio to create shade without providing too heavy of a canopy or leaf litter in the fall. The project also includes updates to the existing Jerstad Center Building, which borders the west edge of the reflection pond. The former hotel wing has been converted to a variety of staff resource areas including wellness, travel agent, counseling, conferencing and other amenities. Another hardscaped patio space and tree grove was placed along this building, once again overlooking the central reflecting pond. This patio is also Above: Beneath the shade of a 'Swamp' white oak, employees and visitors can take in the tranquil landscape of 'Spring Snow' crabapples, 'Butterfly Bush' honeysuckles and 'Walker's Low Catmints.' June 2018 65

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