Olmsted Chamblee, a TSW Landscape Architecture Studio project, won an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Excellence in Housing Development Award last night at the 24th Annual ULI Atlanta Awards for Excellence Dinner.
TSW developed landscape architectural site plans for the 6-acre mixed-used project in Chamblee, Georgia. The client wanted Olmsted to reflect the quaint characteristics of historic Chamblee buildings, and therefore TSW was tasked with creating a sense of place with a very boutique-like character. The use of community and function-driven spaces led TSW to design three amenity courtyard spaces and a flex plaza. The various amenity courtyards include a passive shade garden with outdoor dining, fire pit and string lights, a lively pool courtyard with swinging hammocks and a custom outdoor kitchen, and a linear courtyard with a bold mix of hardscape elements and textured planting palette.
In addition to being an iconic gathering space, Olmsted is also a certified Green Globes project. During design, TSW specified a naturalized landscape using native trees, shrubs, and groundcover with minimal lawn use. 68% of the vegetated area is covered with plants that are native and non-invasive, while 93% of the vegetated area is covered with plants that are drought tolerant.
For more information on the project, click here. Home at the Battery, another TSW Landscape Architecture Studio project, was also a finalist for the Excellence in Housing Development Award. To read about the other award winners, click here.