Client: City of Lawrenceville
Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Status: Completed in 2014
TSW’s Landscape Architecture Studio has been working with the City of Lawrenceville on the Lawrenceville Lawn project, which is currently under construction. The Lawrenceville Lawn, which will include an amphitheater for community events and playground, is the first phase of TSW’s Jackson Street Master Plan to be built. The park is designed to be a central gathering place for the community, providing a venue for events, concerts, and other activities.
One of the key features of the park is the use of bio-swales and bio-retention to manage stormwater runoff. These techniques are used to capture and filter stormwater runoff, reducing the amount of pollution that enters local waterways and improving water quality. The use of these sustainable practices is in line with the City of Lawrenceville’s goals for environmental stewardship and sustainability.
In addition to the amphitheater and playground, TSW’s Architecture Studio also developed an energy efficient, well-designed bathroom facility for the park. The bathroom facility is designed to be flexible and adaptable, capable of being moved to other parts of the site as future expansions occur. Special attention was given to specifying vandal-resistant light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, interior and exterior cladding, and bathroom accessories to ensure that the facility is durable and can withstand heavy use.
Overall, TSW’s Landscape Architecture Studio has been working closely with the City of Lawrenceville to develop a park that is both functional and sustainable. The Lawrenceville Lawn is the first phase of the Jackson Street Master Plan, and will serve as an important community gathering place for residents of Lawrenceville. The park is designed to be a model for sustainable design, and will be an example for future developments in the area.