Landscape Design

Title Abstract Publication Date
Looking Good. Describes various school districts' approach to maintenance of the exterior elements of walls, roofs, windows, stairs, and landscaping. 10/31/2004
Magnuson Community Garden. Documents the community involvement process undertaken to establish designs for a community garden adjacent to a school and community center in Seattle. Design alternatives are provided, as well as a... 07/31/2000
Making Hydrology Visible. Profiles a University of Virginia landscaping project that restored a meandering stream and native plantings, as well as creating a stormwater retention pond that serves as a recreational space and... 07/31/2008
Manassas Park Elementary School Landscape Describes Manassas Park Elementary in Manassas Park, Virginia, an ASLA Honor Award winning project. Includes a site plan, project statement, project narrative, site description and design, and the... 12/31/2010
Mission Possible. Describes how Wellesley College (Massachusetts) used landscape architects to restore pedestrian sovereignty to its campus away from the dominance of automobiles. Master planning and the elements of... 07/31/2000
Natural and Artificial Playing Fields: Characteristics and Safety Features. Papers are presented on the subjects of playing field standards, surface traction, testing and correlation to actual field experience, and state-of-the-art natural and artificial surfaces. The papers... 12/31/1989
Natural Environment Elevates the Learning Experience. DLR Group discusses ways that innovative and flexible outdoor spaces enhance the educational and social experience. Provides examples of patios, plazas, courtyards, amphitheaters, pathways, creative... 06/14/2011
Nature's Classroom. Describes the advantages of natural landscaping on school grounds, including lower maintenance costs, environmental friendliness, and opportunities for outdoor learning. Advice on site selection and... 06/30/2008
Old School, New Space. Details the conversion of a vast parking lot at Wellesley College into a landscaped valley that included removing fill that had accumulated over the years, building a parking garage, removal of... 09/30/2006
On Solid Ground. Discusses using geotechnical construction services to ensure that educational facility foundations last. Explains the five steps of geotechnical services. Also highlights the importance of proper... 10/31/2001
Open Space for the Public: An Evaluation of Designed Open Spaces on Urban University Campuses. Evaluates two types of higher education open spaces: entrances/gateways and park-like spaces. Nine characteristics were established, from site visits and readings, as a framework in which to evaluate... 07/31/2002
Operational Guidelines for Educational Facilities: Grounds, second edition A comprehensive guide to maintaining and managing a grounds and landscaping operation. Topics covered include: sustainable grounds operations; green fuels, vehicles, and equipment; and landscape... 12/31/2011
Paradise Put in Place of a Parking Lot. Profiles the University of California Santa Barbara's transformation of a parking lot already under construction into a restored coastal wetland. The extensive collaboration of university... 03/31/2009
Pedagogical Site Policy and Neighborhood Quality. The Thiel Model for school site planning exemplifies a multidisciplinary approach to school site planning theory and a historical synthesis of seven decades of public school site planning research.... 12/31/1979
Percent for Art in New York City/Board of Education (Public Art for Public Schools). Links to public art projects created for New York City public school grounds. The projects were funded by New York City's Percent for Art program. Established in 1983, the program sets aside 1%...
Planning Ideas to Consider Prior to Construction and Renovation. Profiles thoughtful new landscaping and renovations at Atlanta's Lovett School, where scattered parking was consolidated into a new deck, creating room for LEED-certified new and renovated... 08/31/2008
Planning Workbook. Designed for use during the Boston Schoolyard Initiative schoolyard and outdoor classroom planning phase, and contains information, worksheets and templates to support the work of the schoolyard... 12/31/2010
Public Outcry Increasingly Becoming Safeguard of University Forests. Examines the quantity of forestland owned by universities, and how they are used for field instruction, research, demonstration, and minimally, timber production. Public outcry against generating... 06/30/2010
Respecting the Elements. Discusses sustainable school landscape design and maintenance. Promotion of low-maintenance plantings, green roofs, LED landscape lighting, synthetic athletic turf, reducing impermeable surfaces, and... 10/31/2010
Restorative School Landscaping. Describes how to restore a school landscape through consultation with a design professional, collection of data on existing conditions and vegetation, analysis of traffic patterns, and use of space.... 04/30/2009
Revealing Campus Nature: The Lessons of the Native Landscape for Campus Heritage Planning. Advocates restorative campus landscapes that contribute more to the environment than they consume. Attention to the original native landscape is recommended, as is a return to natural environmental... 03/31/2011
Reweaving a Campus Tapestry. Describes the latest campus landscaping plan for the University of California at Berkeley. The successive historic landscaping visions for the campus, representing aesthetic layers from bucolic to... 08/31/2005
Safe Schools Design Guidelines: Recommendations For a Safe and Secure Environment in Florida's Public Schools. CPTED Design Guidelines. Contains CPTED guidelines (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) for Florida. The section on environs includes detailed information on location,edge conditions, and connection with the... 12/31/2004
Safe Spaces: Designing for Security and Civic Values. Presents abstracts of papers from a 2004 conference that offer practical information and case studies demonstrating risk assessment, planning, construction methods and materials, and policy tools for... 12/31/2003
Safer Schools through Environmental Design. ERIC Digest. Describes key elements of an approach to security called crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). Core CPTED elements include: natural surveillance, in which the entire environment can... 12/31/2000