Hoerr Schaudt is the selected landscape architect for the new six-block, eight-acre luxury mixed-use project located in the heart of Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood. In partnership with developer Oliver McMillan, Hoerr Schaudt has developed a landscape design for the development that prioritizes urban horticulture, a mature tree canopy, and eclectic landscape elements that evoke the vibrancy of an urban neighborhood.
Hoerr Schaudt is pleased to announce that the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has given the firm a 2011 Honor Award in the Analysis and Planning Category for the campus landscape plan titled Dignity of Restraint: A Historic Landscape Preservation Study for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In a shift of focus from most historic preservation plans, the study prioritizes the University’s landscape as the dominant feature of the campus and recommends strategies for preservation that honor a variety of historical eras and stylistic influences. The jury commended the plan for not imposing complete uniformity in favor of strategies that subtly enhance and reveal character-defining features and relationships. This project was recognized by the Society of College and University Planners with an award in 2009.
The Landscape Architecture Foundation has developed an online interactive set of resources to show the value of sustainable landscape solutions. The newly-added case study on Uptown Normal quantifies the ecological benefits of its stormwater infrastructure, street trees, and traffic circle infrastructure. The LAF provides more information on the series and profiles case studies, including Uptown Normal.
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects is proud to announce that a 2011 Regional Honor Award of Excellence for the green roof at Nathan Phillips Square was given in March to the project's design team by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Hoerr Schaudt, the landscape architect for the project led by PLANT Architect/ STIP in Joint Venture, was instrumental in the planting design for the project. The roof, on the podium of Toronto's City Hall, is the largest publicly-accessible green roof in Canada.
The planting design of the green roof responds specifically to Toronto's harsh climate using deeper soil profiles to allow grasses and native perennials to thrive. These plants provide height, an important design element within such a vast garden, as well as winter texture and seasonal color that shifts with the changing seasons. The jury commended the overall design of the roof as "a visually striking, brave solution that created juxtaposition in the center of the city, making a person look at the adjacent lands in a different way." Click here for a full press release on the award.