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LASN June 2013 Table of Contents




On the cover:
University of Florida, Gainesville campus. Landscape architecture by RDG Planning & Design, Des Moines, Iowa. Photo: Kun Zhang (Dimension Images).


Features
  • "Boulevard" Brings Collegiate Grandeur to Las Positas
    A renovation of the central core of the Las Positas Community College campus in Livermore, California brought a new simplicity and elegance to the school's pedestrian paths.
    --Landscape Architecture by Gates + Associates

  • San Antonio Central Library Landscape
    The library's new vision was for several large flexible spaces that could be used for various gatherings, a large media events area, various sized outdoor classroom settings, plus space for solitude and passive reading.
    --Landscape Architecture by C2 Landgroup, Inc.

  • Artfully Functional: Form Follows Function at the University of Florida
    The use of native plant species not commonly found on campus, and the unique treatment of rainwater, provides science, horticulture and landscape architecture classes the opportunity to see firsthand a landscape approach to stormwater treatment.
    --Landscape Architecture by RDG Planning & Design, Des Moines, Iowa

  • The Clarendon: Boston Green Roof
    The Clarendon is a green building and is LEED Silver certified. As a part of this effort, Copley Wolff Design Group designed four roof terraces that include private spaces for individual residences as well as public gathering areas for the entire building.
    --Landscape Architecture by Copley Wolff Design Group

  • Dynamic Recreation for First U.S. Public Elementary School - Mather Elementary School, Dorchester, Mass.
    Mather is one of over 88 public schoolyards in Boston transformed from barren asphalt lots into dynamic centers of recreation, learning and community life, a bold program of the Boston Schoolyard Initiative (BSI)
    --Landscape Architecture by ICON Parks Design

  • Elementary, My Dear
    LASN asked several of our friendly playground equipment and safety surfacing manufacturers to send us some of their recent playground installations at elementary schools across the country.
    --LASN Editor Steve Kelly

Deparments
  • Publisher's Commentary: And the Survey Says . . .

  • Campus News

  • Ordinances: Green vs Grey Infrastructure: Thomas Tavella, FASLA, Director of Design, Fuss & O'Neill's Landscape Architecture Studio, Manchester, Conn., and ASLA President

  • Hardscapes: Ultimate Backyard: Lisa Lackovic, Pavestone

  • Hardscape News

  • Playgrounds: Courtney's Sandcastle: Ashley Davis, Little Tikes Commercial

  • Product Focus: Play Structures & Safety Surfacing

  • Movers & Shakers

  • Stewardship: Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center: Jeffrey Charlesworth, Principal, Quercus Studio, LLC Landscape Architects

News

Editorial Contributors
BCI Burke Company; Berliner Seilfabrik Play Equipment Corp.; C2 Landgroup, Inc.; Columbia Cascade; Copley Wolff Design Group; Cre8Play; EasyTurf; Freenotes Harmony Park, Inc.; Fuss & O'Neill's Landscape Architecture Studio, Thomas Tavella, FASLA, ASLA President; GameTime; Gates + Associates; ICON Parks Design; Landscape Structures; Little Tikes Commercial, Ashley Davis; No Fault Sport Group; RDG Planning & Design; Safeplay Systems (EcoPlay Playgrounds); SofSURFACES; Surface America; Quercus Studio, LLC Landscape Architects; Zeager






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