TSW was retained by Lady Street Redevelopment Company to provide landscape architectural design services for an exterior courtyard space located at 1310 Lady Street in Columbia, South Carolina. The overall design program included providing outdoor, usable space that scales down the architecture into a more people-scale space and addressing the grade change and trench drain between buildings.
The project began with a discovery phase to better understand existing conditions, research and document case studies of similar projects and scope, and finalize programming for the site. TSW developed three unique park concepts to present to the client and architect and determine the direction for schematic design. The goal of the schematic design was to test fit the design program to the site, flesh out the character, integrate stormwater elements, and propagate connections with architecture and other elements of the development.
The final design included a delineation of space between public sidewalk and courtyard space, landscape planters to address drainage issues, shade options for midday sun, shared public patio space for two adjacent restaurants, and a private exterior tenant courtyard space.