Tag: Landscape Architecture

Native Plants Improve Environment, Reduce Maintenance Costs

By Karina Veaudry, PLA Native plants play such a critical role in our ecosystems. They have coevolved with the soils, rainfall patterns, and climatic conditions of a region. Native plants also have specialized relationships with the birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife of a region, providing nutrition and nesting. A common misconception is that all… Read More »

Pocket Parks Bring Life to Unused Spaces

Ayres’ landscape architects and urban planners recently assisted the City of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, in developing some concepts for re-imagining vacant lots and alleys to help energize their downtown area. Adaptive re-use concept for an alley performance stage at an old loading dock. Photo of existing conditions. By Craig Stoffel Communities can get a whole lot… Read More »

Seeing the Future: Graphic Visualizations Help Showcase Project Potential

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