“ . . . feels like a space I want to be in . . . this is an example of accessibility done well . . . aesthetically pleasing and sustainable . . . landscape has had transformative effect on the campus . . . ambitious and well integrated . . . used regional water system . . . ”
The site planning and design for the LSL successfully integrated a large new science building into the existing campus framework at the foot of Prexy’s Ridge, an old growth forest. The aesthetic goal of the LSL project was to make the scientific (building) and ecological (site) processes visible to the larger community—palpably cutting-edge, but rooted in the local vernacular of materials and historic planting typologies. The site planning addressed district- and campus-wide issues of circulation, accessibility and visibility. Integrated civil and landscape solutions to stormwater management were especially critical to meeting aesthetic, programmatic, sustainable and legal requirements of the site. The articulation of paths and the knitting of landscape elements greatly enhance the pedestrian experience and the historic fabric of the district as a whole.
Towers | Golde LLC; Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM); Wilson Architects; Nitsch Engineering; The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; Lim Consultants, Inc.; RDK Engineers; Harold R. Cutler, PE; The Green Engineer; AECOM; McPhail Associates, Inc.