Category Archives: Landscape Design

Fire Pit Photos

Now that spring is finally settling in and summer is on its way, it’s time to think about your back yard’s ambiance. And what says outdoor relaxation more than sitting around a fire on a soft summer night? Here are some great ideas on creating the perfect fire pit for your home or for a client, from the folks at diynetwork.com: http://bit.ly/Ilc99H

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Sicilian Courtyard Restored

Early photographs of Sicilian Court at Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., show the space serving as a quiet study court, a place for subdued conversations and a cup of tea. And that is how we see the courtyard being used again today–after a modern interlude of 29 years. Sicilian Court, designed by campus landscape architect Edward Huntsman-Trout in 1930, was part of the initial phase of campus construction. The college–now on the National Register of Historic Places–was designed by architect … Continue reading

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Gathering Among The Greenery

Plantings soften the hardscape along this walkway.

While traveling through downtown Baltimore, it might be easy to miss the plazas and spaces that dot the city. However, by taking some time and walking through The University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus, a unique urban oasis is revealed, with a rich palette of hardscape and plant material. Situated on 75 acres in the city’s Central Business District, the campus houses an array of elements, including The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), as well as the seven University of … Continue reading

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Planning For A Rainy Day

Rain gardens on the University of Kansas west campus help manage storm water runoff.

The University of Kansas in Lawrence is well-known for its basketball history, but did you also know the university has a commitment to effective planning principles and sustainable practices? As KU expanded its west campus by adding a new classroom and pharmacy building, an opportunity to create a large-scale comprehensive Stormwater Management Project presented itself. In 2009, funding was secured and design began on this significant green improvement to the university. About The Funding The project was funded through a … Continue reading

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Creating A Campus Center

Surrounded by hills, orchards, and farm fields, Southwestern Michigan College (SMC) might be easily dismissed as just a simple community college, but the administration is working hard to change that misconception. Founded in 1964, SMC provides associate degrees in Arts, Science, and Applied Science, and bachelor’s degrees in conjunction with its partnered colleges. There has been a significant increase in enrollment in the last few years, and campus housing was added to accommodate the widening draw of students from outside … Continue reading

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