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Winlsow Green

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The Winslow Green anchors one end of Bainbridge Island’s Historic Mainstreet. The 1/3-acre park is privately owned by the retail and residential Condominium Association who encourage public access and use by the community. The large lawn was retained and the site reorganized to create more opportunities for the park to serve as a venue for a variety of community events. Upgrades include improved access to the park and businesses. New features include a civic scaled arrival staircase framed with granite boulders, a crushed stone plaza, drainage improvements, walks, landscaping, and small gardens. The existing pavilion was repositioned and upgraded.

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Bloedel Reserve – Frank Buxton Bird Marsh & Meadow

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The new master plan embraces and continues Prentice Bloedel’s commitment to conservation, sustainability and visitor experience. His adaptive management approach will be embraced with the objective of balancing visitor experience and ecological performance.

Proposed changes include:

  • Redesign of the arrival sequence and pathways to provide more diverse experiences and  Increase the length of undisturbed shoreline and the area of marginal vegetation
  • Develop longer and more gently sloping paths to provide more diverse experiences including pollinator meadow, marsh, water, pond margins and forest edge.
  • Modify the relationship of the trail to the shoreline and highlight other landscape features
  • Introduce secondary loops and spur pathways to provide for access to quieter and more contemplative places on the water’s edge

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Town & Country Market

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A landscape plan was created in conjunction with the renovation of this community’s beloved local market using edible garden types as inspiration. For example, a Fruit & Beverage garden is located at the new NE corner entry and cafe patio and a new pocket park along Winslow Way will support a Savory Herb garden. Three sides of the building will be adorned with climbing vines and tightly spaced pole apple trees will soften the west side facade. Numerous bulbs and perennials will provide seasonal interest throughout the year.

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Sensory Garden at Woodland Park Zoo

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FBP is leading a team and collaborating with Land Morphology on a new park for Seattle Parks Department adjacent to the Rose Garden at Woodland Park Zoo.

The Sensory Garden is intended to be primarily a full sensory experience with some restorative and therapeutic elements. It is intentionally designed to be an accessible, inclusive, safe, social place, The garden will be a welcoming community place, inviting and supporting people of all ages and abilities.

The garden is designed to support evidence-based research on the benefits of gardens, nature, socializing and restorative environments. The spatial layout, amenities and design details incorporate principles of Universal Design, Community Crime Prevention Guidelines (CCP) and current accessibility standards (ADA). Members of and representatives of special communities will be consulted throughout the design, construction and maintenance phases. The working group includes representative from communities of people who are deaf and blind and people with autism.

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US War Memorial, Wellington NZ

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The American Battle Monuments Commission commissioned four firms to develop design concepts for a new U.S. memorial at New Zealand’s historic War Memorial Park in the city of Wellington. FBP teamed with Generator Studio of Kansas City to develop a design concept. With a focus on World War II, our design celebrates the 100-year alliance between U.S. & N.Z.  The bridge symbolizes the Arc of History where significant conflicts & peacekeeping agreements between our nations are remembered. The bridge is also located on an axis connecting Washington DC and Wellington.  It lies at the intersection of two opposing gardens:  Garden of Peace and Garden of Sacrifice, and is a place to experience the dualities of Peace & War, Life & Death, Hope & Despair and the intersection of these dualities where Peacekeeping, Growth and Sacrifice are embraced and as a place to honor and remember those who have served.

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Snoqualmie Falls Lower Park & Trail

Significant improvements to the Lower Park and trail at Snoqualmie Falls are currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of April 2013. Major features will include a new parking lot with rain garden for stormwater management, a new interpretive plaza with large green-roof kiosk, a new restroom, a boater put-in for river rafters and kayakers, interpretive elements and signs, trails and walkways, a new boardwalk to the lower falls observation deck, habitat restoration, and wetland creation. Illustration by Stephanie Bower Architectural Illustration. *AECOM project now under FBP.