Category: Landscape Architecture

3D Graphics and 3D Printing Effectively Communicate Project Alternatives

By Chris Silewski, PLA, and Steve Johnson Bringing a client’s vision to life is part of an engineer or architect’s job, but until construction begins, a 2D set of plan sheets may not be enough to help the owner visualize what the completed project could look like. How do consultants bridge this gap? Depending on… Read More »

Revitalizing Historic Industrial Districts

A former foundry in Denver’s River North Art District is now home to restaurants, food vendors, a flower shop, and a brewery. By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD While much attention is being paid these days to revitalizing deteriorating downtowns and urban cores, another movement is also afoot: repurposing adjacent industrial districts. The renovation of these… Read More »

Protect Your Investment: Winterize Your Splashpad

By Blake Theisen, PLA As fall cools down the northern tier of the United States, it’s time to put away the summer toys, both at home and at public parks and playgrounds. The turf in baseball and softball fields gets touched up, concession stands get a final wipedown, and splashpads get tucked in tight. Splashpads… Read More »