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LAF has selected 18 high-performing landscape projects for its 2015 Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. CSI is a unique research collaboration that matches LAF-funded faculty-student research teams with leading design practitioners to document the benefits of exemplary landscape projects.
Participants from each firm will work with the 2015 Research Fellows to evaluate the environmental, social, and economic performance of the selected projects. The resulting Case Study Briefs are published to LAF’s award-winning Landscape Performance Series database of over 100 projects.
The 2015 projects will add unrepresented geographies — namely South Dakota, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Saudi Arabia — to the Landscape Performance Series. While many are civic projects of national or regional significance, the list also includes university campus enhancements, a catalytic right-of-way reconstruction, part of the redevelopment of a former Naval Air Station, and the rehabilitation of a 120-km river corridor.
The 2015 CSI program kicks off in March and runs through early August. The resulting Case Study Briefs from these participating firms and projects will be published in the fall:
Northern Kentucky University Loch Norse Commons, Highland Heights, KY CARMAN
Sioux Falls Downtown River Greenway, Sioux Falls, SD
- Conservation Design Forum
Evelyn Pease Tyner Interpretive Center, Elmhurst, IL
- Design Workshop
Bagby Street Reconstruction, Houston, TX
- element design
University of Kentucky College of Agriculture Alumni Plaza, Lexington, KY
- FourFront Design
Main Street Square, Rapid City, SD
Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden, Durham, NC Jesse Turner Landscape Architect
- Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
George W. Bush Presidential Center, Dallas, TX
- Moriyama & Teshima
Riyadh Bioremediation Facility, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Wadi Hanifah Civic Parks, Nejd Region, Saudi Arabia
Wadi Hanifah Comprehensive Development Master Plan, Nejd Region, Saudi Arabia
Lower Howard’s Creek Corridor Management Plan, Clark County, KY
- site design group
Mary Bartelme Park, Chicago, IL
Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL SmithGroupJJR
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
- Swanson and Associates
North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC
- Ten Eyck Landscape Architects
The Belo Center for New Media, Austin, TX
- Wyss Associates
Mount Rushmore Memorial Visitor Services Redevelopment, Keystone, SD
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