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LASN July 2013 Table of Contents

On the cover:
Columbus, Ohio's Scioto Mile
Project Lead: MKSK, Landscape Architects and Urban Planners
Photography: Randall Schieber, Nick Fancher, Brad Feinknopf

  • Pooling Resources in Lebanon
    Frederic Francis is a landscape architect with deep passion and respect for nature, feelings that extend back to early childhood. He says his creative landscapes "expresses harmony and serenity that can provide a real enchantment for the soul."
    --Landscape Architecture by Francis Landscapes

  • Columbus, Ohio's Scioto Mile
    Columbus, the capital and largest city in Ohio, is situated at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers. The Scioto Mile, a long-anticipated improvement of the downtown riverfront, has transformed the urban core of the city and led to resurgence in downtown activity and investment.
    --Project Lead MKSK, Landscape Architects and Urban Planners

  • Aquatic Wildlife Habitat for NuStar Energy
    The NuStar corporate landscape in San Antonio is a balanced aquatic ecosystem with a "scenic canyon" and a cascading water feature. A rain catchment system provides a 42,000-gallon annual storage capacity.
    --Landscape Architects: RVK, Inc. / JEK, Inc.

  • Water Lounge, Spa, Infinity-Edge Pool, Low-Water Use Plantings Complement New San Diego Area Home
    Bold curves and contrasting textures we incorporated into a large entertaining area, including covered porches, a built in curving bar, oversized fire pit, seat walls, raised patio spaces and a 60-ft. pool with fire bowls.
    --Landscape Architecture by Monica Mroz, ASLA

  • Natural Pools
    The water feature incorporates a 12-foot deep pond and grotto, with a bridge over a river that spills into the grotto. The source of the pond's water is an aquifer with a constant temperature of 78 degrees.
    -- by Mark Drew Martin, MLA, Enviroscapes, Inc., Miami

  • Duluth Town Green Fountain
    An architectural team from Sizemore Floyd and Jacobs Engineering Group developed a master plan to revitalize a historic downtown Duluth area bypassed by commercial developments. The old space was transformed into a town green with an interactive fountain, amphitheater, bandstand, restaurant, park and a new city hall.
    --Landscape Architecture by Jacobs Engineering

  • The Fountain at Bon Secours Heart Institute, a Richmond, Virginia Landmark
    The fountain design addressed a steep grade change, parking lot screening, and creating an identity for the institute. A 10-foot tall cast-in-place concrete retaining wall with a 40-foot wide waterfall that cascades into three intermediate tiers and a lower pool, all of which are faced with fieldstone.
    --Landscape Architect, Fountain Design by Higgins & Gerstenmaier, PLC

  • Georgia on His Mind--Albany's Ray Charles Fountain & Plaza
    In 2005, the city of Albany, Georgia, began a campaign to honor legendary musician and native son Ray Charles with a monument. The city hoped to make this tribute a part of their newly developed RiverFront Park, a gateway to downtown Albany covering the equivalent of two blocks on the banks of the Flint River.
    --Landscape Architecture by Jacobs Engineering

  • Entertaining Spaces
    The team created four separate patio levels centered on a two-sided fireplace and dramatic invisible-edge pool. From above, the pool creates a dramatic invisible edge that carries over into a kinetic wall of water to offer relaxing, ambient sound.
    --by Tiffany Carboni and Landscape Architecture by Robert Mowat Associates, San Francisco

  • By George! That's an Entertaining Fountain ... and Versatile, Too
    Just northwest of Washington D.C. in Georgetown, Crystal, an international water feature specialist, helped regenerate Washington Harbour with a spectacular modern fountain.

  • Publisher's Commentary: Can I have a Drink of Your Water?

  • Stormwater Issues

  • Ordinances: Trees & Zoning, Buck Abbey, ASLA

  • Hardscapes: Softening Hardscapes with Water Features: Projects by Pavestone

  • Hardscape News

  • Playgrounds: The Hungry Caterpillar: Imagination Themed Play Design: Brenda Iraola, ASLA

  • Product Focus: Decorative Water Features

  • Movers & Shakers

  • Stewardship: Global War on Terrorism Memorial: Brett Gurholt, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson


Editorial Contributors
Buck Abbey, ASLA, Green Laws Organization, New Orleans; Tiffany Carboni for Robert Mowat Associates; Crystal; Frederic Francis, Francis Landscapes, Lebanon; Brett Gurholt, Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson; Higgins & Gerstenmaier, PLC; Brenda Iraola, ASLA ; Jacobs Engineering; JEK, Inc.; Mark Drew Martin, MLA, Enviroscapes, Inc.,; MKSK, Landscape Architects and Urban Planners; Monica Mroz, ASLA; Pavestone; RVK, Inc.

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