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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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Port Gamble Trail Feasibility Study

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FBP has been contracted by Kitsap County to complete a feasibility study for a 6-7 mile shared-use trail connecting SR 104 in Port Gamble to Stottlemeyer Road NE. This shared-use trail is part of the Sound-to-Olympics Trail connecting the Hood Canal Bridge, Kingston, Poulsbo, and Bainbridge Island. The goal of the Feasibility Study is to examine possible trail alignments, environmental concerns, design and constructability, operational constraints, and estimated costs associated with constructing a trail. If built, the bicycle and pedestrian trail will provide a non-motorized corridor connecting locations within northern Kitsap County.

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Bloedel Reserve – Bird Marsh Master Plan

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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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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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Morrow Manor Park

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Developed two site concept alternatives for a forested neighborhood park in Poulsbo, WA. Facilitated a public charette with stakeholders to generate a vision for the character of the park and recreation features for the park including a custom tree fort, a parkour course, synthetic surface mounds and a sensory play path.

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Fish Park- Lord Property Expansion

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FBP has been working with the City of Poulsbo, WA to develop a concept plan for an extension of this popular community park at the head of Liberty Bay. Located across Dogfish Creek from the main body of the park, this property was recently acquired and has the potential to include new trails, boardwalks, overlooks, interpretation, picnicking and restoration of meadow and forest communities. Environmental constraints and park circulation were analyzed to determine an optimal location for a pedestrian suspension bridge.

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Cascade Peaks Visitor Center- Mount St. Helens

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FBP is working on a team for the National Forest Service to upgrade site facilities and provide a new visitor center building at Cascade Peaks, located within the 1980 eruption’s blast zone on the east side of Mount St. Helens. Improvements may include a new building, reconfigured parking and pedestrian circulation for accessibility requirements, an interpretive plaza, picnicking, new vault toilets, and sub-alpine habitat restoration. Team members include Cushing Terrell Architecture and Schwab Engineering and Management.

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Net Shed Vista Park

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Concept plans were developed for the City of Poulsbo as they consider improving this existing neighborhood park by adding shoreline access, managing vegetation to preserve views of the harbor, restoring the slope with native plants and providing other site amenities for picnicking and interpretation. Named after its historical use as a net storage area for the town’s fishing industry, it subsequently became a waste treatment plant, which was then decommissioned in the 1970’s. A set of stairs would allow visitors to access the beach from the upper park area. The stairs would connect to an existing large concrete tank at the base of the hill providing a landing and viewpoint. Existing concrete settling basins would become restored wetlands surrounded by boardwalks and picnic platforms.

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Snoqualmie Falls Viewpoint

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In Summer of 2012 construction was completed on the “Falls Viewpoint,” a simple and elegant open-air cantilevered platform that will allow visitors an up close and intimate view of the falls, surrounding forests, and basalt cliffs.