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Blending Beautifully

The course was once a desert.

Project Portfolio The Specs: Location: Goodyear, Ariz. Designer: Bartell Design, LLC Amenities: The Lakes Course at Tuscany Falls Golf Club at PebbleCreek is one of those special courses enthusiasts will want to play again and again. The scenic layout with rolling fairways, elevated tees, and carefully created natural areas is supplemented by strategically located bunkering that will test decision-making and shot-making abilities, offering chances for good scoring in several risk/reward situations. Formerly an open, treeless desert, the course is now … Continue reading

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Built To Last

Project Portfolio The Specs: Location: University of Wisconsin-River Falls Contractor: Pember Excavating, Menomonie, Wis. Designer: Cedar Corporation, Menomonie, Wis. Manufacturer: Willow Creek Concrete Products, Kimball, Minn. Solution: Versa-Lok Weathered Mosaic, Chestnut Blend color Amenities: Inspired by an amphitheatre built in the Greco-Roman style in Italy, the original structure on this college campus was built in the 1960s. It has become a favorite gathering spot for commencement ceremonies and a weekly summer music series. Over time, however, the limestone had deteriorated … Continue reading

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Mesa State College Natatorium

From the Parks & Rec Business Magazine 2011 Project Portfolio: Counsilman-Hunsaker Facility Name: Mesa State College City,State: Grand Junction, Colo. Cost of Project: $41 million Type of Facility: Recreation Center Aquatics Consultant: Counsilman-Hunsaker Architect: Sink Combs Dethlefs Status: Completed May 2010 Square Footage: 20,644 The El Pomar Natatorium, located within the Maverick Center and Hamilton Recreation Center, has undergone a renovation and expansion, resulting in the most modern and exciting recreation facility in western Colorado. With its beautiful wall of … Continue reading

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The Floating Barge

Project Portfolio: The Floating Barge The Specs: Location: Oakwood, Ohio Architects: Jim Teske, landscape architect, Centerville Landscaping; team also included Tim Ludwig on woodwork and Cate Renner on the mixed container plantings. Amenities: Every two years, the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association (DPVA) puts on a Decorator Show House and Gardens. The 2003 month-long show took a 35,000-square-foot house inspired by a European Castle–once used as a convent–and made it magical. A custom-made floating barge was designed to convert the undersized … Continue reading

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Share Your Projects With Us

Landscape Architect Business is always looking for great projects to share in our magazine. Our Project Portfolio is a two-page photo spread with specifications. We feature all kinds of landscape architecture projects, from backyard patios to commercial landscaping to pools to gardens. Take a look at our Digital Edition to see what a Project Portfolio looks like in print. See pages 8 and 9: And here are links to two projects on our website: and If you … Continue reading

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