A restored wetland and grove of existing trees form the natural outdoor education classroom for children in the Oleson Woods community.
North Main village is a nationally acclaimed mixed-use project with condominiums, apartments and retails, designed to encourage sustainable urban growth and quality of life. In this spirit, we emphasized stormwater treatment through an art and community plaza and a green stormwater runoff demonstration street.
The Borealis Apartments includes an array of sustainable features as well as a “green screen” on the building facade. The landscaped wall provides shade, screens rain and minimizes the wind on the building. Moreover, it provides health benefits for residents by filtering air from nearby automobile traffic.
For the design of this community development, we envisioned over a ¼ mile of greenway trails to serve as important passive recreation and pedestrian access throughout the community. An existing wetland will be preserved and serve as a sustainable education component for visitors.
As part of a 68-acre development, we designed two community parks, and the open space areas. The landscape features include a park shelter with arbors, a pavilion with an interactive water feature, green spaces with native plants, and bicycle trails.