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.
Swords Park & Black Otter Trail*
For 20 years, we have worked to protect the Rimrocks and this ecologically, regionally, and historically significant City of Billings Park that overlooks the city and Yellowstone River Valley. Enhancements recommended in the 1997 Master Plan have been incrementally realized including interpretive sites, trail markers, trail heads, native landscape restoration, and multi-use trails connecting to the larger greenway system originally planned by Fischer & Associates. *AECOM project.