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Cashio, Cochran, LLC, one of the oldest and most prestigious landscape architectural offices in the south Gulf region of the United States, has produced a variety of professional services for government agencies, industry, public and private institutions, and individuals since its inception in 1968.

The firm has designed and built projects throughout the United States and is able to offer a complete range of design and management services. Because of the diversity of project experiences, Cashio, Cochran has the capacity to address complicated issues, coordinate the efforts of other design consultants, and manage the overall conduct of large-scale projects.

Cashio, Cochran, LLC, is responsible for much of the award-winning urban design in New Orleans. In the early 1970s, the firm was selected to design the renovation of Jackson Square in the city's historic Vieux Carre, and to coordinate the reorganization of the transportation patterns in the French Quarter, the first steps in the city's massive effort to renovate the oldest part of the New Orleans.

Throughout the 1970s, with the design and construction of the Washington Artillery Park, Edison Place, and the Moonwalk along the Mississippi River, as well as the renovation of the French Market Commercial complex, the firm continues to exhibit an understanding of complicated urban issues and an ability to coordinate with other consultants; work with city agencies and community groups; and have an appreciation for the historic fabric of the city.

These various projects were given an Honor Award in 1981 from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). A critical part of the project was coordination with all regulatory agencies for the permitting of riverfront development on the Mississippi River. Other projects like Ponchartrain Beach in New Orleans, Southbank Riverwalk in Jacksonville, Florida, and Audubon Batture in New Orleans all represent complex waterfront projects, which interweave diverse groups into a thread of common benefit and interest in pursuit of what are the intrinsic environmental values of those cities. Southbank Riverwalk has received numerous national and local Florida design awards.

In the mid-1970s, the firm was selected as the prime consultant for the renovation and expansion of the Audubon Park and Zoological Garden. The redesigned zoo has received enthusiastic support from the public and recognition from the zoological community.. In 1981, the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums (AAZPA) judged the Audubon Zoo to be one of the three best zoos of its size in America because of the unique way animals are exhibited, the overall design of the 54-acre facility, and the use of plant materials in the development. The Audubon Zoological Gardens also received a special Judge's Award from the American Association of Nurserymen for our innovative use of plant material and numerous Honor Awards from the LA Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Cashio, Cochran, LLC, was the prime landscape architectural consultant for the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. The theme--"Rivers as a Source of Life"--afforded the opportunity for the firm to combine its experience in water and recreation planning with its knowledge of planning and design traditions of New Orleans and its relationship to the Mississippi River. In addition to the aforementioned awards, the firm's other work has been recognized both nationally and locally with major design awards. The Riverfront Improvements and associated projects in the Vieux Carre received an Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and a Merit Award from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Louis Armstrong Park and Edison Place received Honor Awards from the Louisiana chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The planting for the Louisiana World Exposition was also given a Merit Award.

Cashio, Cochran employs two principles, five staff members, and three support staff members.

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