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.
Plant 1 at Snoqualmie Falls*
Significant improvements to Plant 1, the historic and operational area above the falls at PSE’s Snoqualmie Falls hydroelectric project, are currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of April 2013. In collaboration with BOLA Architecture + Planning and Lehrman Cameron Studio (I&E), two structures will be restored for interpretation and education: the historic train depot and carpenter shop. Situated adjacent to the railroad, a timber deck surrounds these structures connecting them to a third: a new shelter for a large historic generator display. *AECOM project now under FBP.
Tollgate Farm Master Plan*
An APA award-winning project, the Master Plan developed for the 48-acre Tollgate Farm property was able to achieve consensus amongst the goals of varying interest groups. The plan balances the need for active and passive recreation in the valley, habitat restoration along Ribary Creek, historic preservation of the farmhouse, agricultural conservation of the large meadow, and preservation of views of Mt. Si. Tollgate Farm is an iconic rural landscape and community resource that will continue to define the character of the City while providing for its growing recreational needs. *AECOM project.
East Capitol Campus Plaza, Phase 4*
Located on the East Campus in Olympia, WA across Capitol Way from the legislative buildings, the plaza and civic park was constructed atop an existing 10-acre, below-ground parking garage. Phase 4 included the implementation of the new plaza above half of the structure, consisting of new waterproofing and drainage systems, walkways, an iconic arbor, public art, restroom, elevator towers, seating, lawn areas, and planting beds for the enjoyment of state employees and campus visitors. Photo 1 by Soundview Aerial Photography. *AECOM project.
Dismal Nitch Rest Area*
The Dismal Nitch is a component of the larger Lewis & Clark National Park. The site is currently a rest area on SR 401 operated by WSDOT on the shores of the Columbia River. The design team, led by Perkins + Will, developed a master plan for this 5-acre site that includes a small visitor’s center and interpretive plaza, new viewpoints overlooking the river, new vehicle circulation and parking, rain gardens, a discovery trail to the “dismal” cove, and habitat restoration. Photo courtesy of NPS. *AECOM project.
Harriman State Park of Idaho*
Master planning and design services were provided to Trout Architects of Boise, Idaho for recreation and historic district improvements at this 11,000-acre state park in eastern Idaho. A concept plan was created for the developed area of the park, including the historic Railroad Ranch. Concepts that were constructed included a new entry road and gate feature, and a new overnight retreat center with a courtyard containing a stone fire ring and rustic log benches. Features to be implemented in a future phase include a new equestrian day use facility and campground, yurt camping, and trail system. Photos courtesy of Trout Architects. *AECOM project.
Peaks to Plains Park
This campus greenspace captures the spirit of Montana and provides a place for the community to gather. Local talent is showcased in public art, design details and events. The “Quarry”; a small garden and fountain, references the historic sandstone quarry. The xeriscape demonstration garden is a contemplative space where art, literature and nature are enjoyed.