Nestled in the commercial area of Snoqualmie Ridge, this renovated landscape creates seasonal color and interest for employees and visitors.
Currently, under development, this existing commercial building will soon be retrofitted with mechanical improvements to improve air quality and improve energy efficiency. Our role was to create an attractive landscape design while making room for the new mechanical enhancements. The design defined overall landscape renovation needs, including soil amendments and plant removal for permitting requirements.
Using 3D imaging for this project made it easy to communicate the mechanical improvements and landscape to the client. Our goal was to provide a 3D rendering that illustrated how the new enhancements seamlessly blend with the existing building and surroundings.
While protecting trees is BauerCombs & Associates’ first priority, unfortunately, several existing trees and shrubs needed to be removed to make room for the new mechanical equipment. For mitigation, we provided similar replacement trees and a selection of native understory plants to create a balance of seasonal color and interest. The selection of new plants specified for this project are:
Acer rubrum ‘Armstrong Gold’ - Armstrong Gold Maple
Thuja plicata ‘Spring Grove - Spring Grove Columnar Western Red Cedar
Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Vanden Akker’ - Narrow Alaska Yellow Cedar
Rhododendron spp. - Pacific Rhododendron
Philadelphus ‘Belle Etoile’ - Belle Etoile Mock Orange
Mahonia aquifolium - Tall Oregon Grape
Polystichum munitum - Sword Fern
Fragaria vesca - Alpine Strawberry
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About BauerCombs Landscape Architecture
BauerCombs is an award-winning landscape architecture firm specializing in sensory design and site planning for the greater Puget Sound, Bellevue, and Eastside areas. With our signature sensory design methods, we create captivating landscapes that bring life to outdoor spaces through the artistic balance of color and patterns, scent, touch, taste, and sound. Our work has been published in several magazines and continues to grow in reputation for creating healthy outdoor environments for people and communities.
Author: Susan Combs Bauer, Landscape Architect, Copyright © 2021 BauerCombs & Associates, Inc. www.bauercombs.com (425) 496-7772
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