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Columbarium Memorial Garden, First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church is a generic church name, and can refer to hundreds of churches within the English speaking world. If you followed a link here, please consider making it more specific by including the city or town in which the church resides. , Columbus

The Storrow Kinsella Partnership, Inc.

What passed for a courtyard surrounding the First Presbyterian Church in Columbus was in reality excess space that had deteriorated into a repository for air-conditioning compressors and utility cables. At the behest of the church's committee, the architects transformed half of this U-shaped area into a memorial garden that blended with the 100-year-old church's slate roof and weathered brick-and-limestone exterior.

To achieve the desired effect, they incorporated brick benches with wrought-iron fences, a limestone fountain and bluestone bluestone, common name for the blue, crystalline heptahydrate of cupric sulfate called chalcanthite, a minor ore of copper. It also refers to a fine-grained, light to dark colored blue-gray sandstone.  pavement. Japanese holly, English ivy English ivy

see hedera helix.
 and rhododendron rhododendron (rō'dədĕn`drən) [Gr.,=rose tree], any plant of the genus Rhododendron, shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) found chiefly in mountainous areas of the arctic and north temperate regions and also of the  form a perennial background anchored by a young hawthorn tree that ultimately will shade Will Shade (February 5, 1898 – September 18, 1966) was an African-American Memphis blues musician best known for his membership in the Memphis Jug Band. Shade was commonly called Son Brimmer  a seating area.

Principals in The Storrow Kinsella Partnership, Inc., of Columbus are Meg Storrow and John Kinsella John Kinsella (born 1963) is an Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor. His writing is strongly influenced by landscape and he espouses an 'international regionalism' in his approach to place. . The partners have applied their talents to projects ranging from private gardens to public parks, industrial and corporate design and urban planning urban planning: see city planning.
urban planning

Programs pursued as a means of improving the urban environment and achieving certain social and economic objectives.
 projects. Their expertise is relating the solution of a design problem to a particular setting, community or purpose, as they did in the instance of the First Presbyterian Church commission.

John Werner Residence, Bloomington

Charles Steele & Associates, Inc.

The charge given to the architects wasto design a brick patio, comprising a dining area for four and a water feature suitable for water lilies Water Lilies (or Nympheas) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926). The paintings depict Monet's flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet's artistic production during the last thirty years , that was consistent with the overall style of the John Werner residence in Bloomington. To this end, the firm chose rectilinear rec·ti·lin·e·ar  
Moving in, consisting of, bounded by, or characterized by a straight line or lines: following a rectilinear path; rectilinear patterns in wallpaper.
 shapes to complement an existing porch. It then selected redwood benches and yew hedges to define the area and brick accented with green flagstone flagstone: see silt.  for the patio pavement. Cranberry cotoneasters and English ivy surround the lily pond, which is highlighted by a Japanese maple. A step above the patio is a dining deck with an evergreen backdrop.


Designers with Charles Steele & Associates, Inc., of Bloomington are specialists in "hard construction' of landscape elements such as patios, decks, fountains, gazebos and decorative-yet-functional retaining walls. By utilizing their specialty, along with their understanding and application of traditional landscaping techniques, they can create outdoor rooms that are an unusual blend of utility and beauty. They are committed to the design/build approach to construction because they feel it is both the most cost-effective and efficient way to meet high-quality standards in landscape architecture.

Kankakee River The Kankakee River is a tributary of the Illinois River, approximately 90 mi (144 km) long, in northwestern Indiana and northeastern Illinois in the United States. At one time the river drained one of the largest wetlands in North America and furnished a significant portage  Master Plan

SEG n. 1. (Bot.) Sedge.
2. The gladen, and other species of Iris.
1. A castrated bull.
 Engineers & Consultants

After a century of flooding, the Kankakee River Basin Commission initiated a flood-control and master-planning project to correct drainage problems affecting six counties in northwest indiana Northwest Indiana, also known as The Calumet Region, or just The Region, is comprised of Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Newton, and Jasper counties in Indiana. This region neighbors Chicago, Illinois and Lake Michigan, and is also the Indiana component of the Chicago .

This comprehensive undertaking, along a 60-mile stretch of the Kankakee River, improves flood protection to more than 30,000 acres. Completion of all phases of the project will take 40 years, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 Kevin Parsons, SEG's project manager for the master plan. Future plans include increasing wetlands, woodlands and wildlife habitats and expanding existing facilities to meet the region's growing recreational needs. Also proposed are biking and hiking trails atop the wide levees to link together the region's recreational areas.

SEG Engineers & Consultants, Inc., is an Indianapolis-based, multidiscipline consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
consulting company

business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a
 that offers civil and environmental engineering services. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is the agency of the U.S. state of Indiana charged with maintaining natural areas such as state parks, state forests, recreation areas, etc.  retained SEG to develop the Kankakee River Master Plan because of SEG's extensive experience in land planning and water-resources management as well as its expertise in recreational-facilities development and environmental concerns.

American General Finance, Entry Garden, Evansville

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Inc.

After an expansion program tripled the size of American General Finance's Evansville headquarters building, the architects were hired to landscape the entry plaza and gardens. Design objectives were to create a pleasant vista from the building, a garage, a cafeteria and space for outdoor functions as well as to make a positive statement about the corporate image. The plaza's centerpiece is a fountain with a reflecting pool. The paved area is softened with flowering perennials, ground covers, shrubs and trees and its background is defined by evergreens and holly.

Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf, Inc., is a full-service architectural firm that is headquartered in Indianapolis. BDMD also has offices in Louisville, Ky.

What started in 1967 as a two-man office has now increased to a staff of 75 creative individuals who strive for logical design solutions based on a comprehensive and balanced team approach.

Franklin College Site Redevelopment

The Odle, McGuire & Shook Corporation

Two disastrous fires that destroyed a men's dormitory and the school's land-mark administration building prompted Franklin College officials and alumni to make a commitment not only to rebuild but also to develop a master plan for the entire campus. The master planners analyzed student circulation patterns, spatial relationships of campus elements and growth projections. The immediate rebuilding program spurred the construction of gathering places at the entrances to the damaged structures and an adjacent plaza with steps and staging areas. Designers used flowing curvilinear curvilinear

a line appearing as a curve; nonlinear.

curvilinear regression
see curvilinear regression.
 paved paths to tie the plaza and the green spaces together and to relieve the rigidity of the existing parallel concrete walks.

The Odle, McGuire & Shook Corporation is the result of a merger in 1989 between 74-year-old Indianapolis-based McGuire & Shook and the 22-year-old Odle Group of Bloomington. The new entity is a full-service architectural, engineering and interior design firm that has offices in Indianapolis and Bloomington.

Private Residence

Bush & Company, Inc.

The challenge to the landscapers was to site the house and to develop all outside amenities on a prized parcel of land along a natural stream that was wooded with sycamore and redbud redbud or Judas tree, name for trees and shrubs of the genus Cercis, handsome plants of the family Leguminosae (pulse family), covered along the branches in the early spring with deep rose or (rarely) white flowers resembling pea blossoms.  trees. They positioned the appropriately grand tidewater colonial home to accommodate terraces, a swimming pool and spa and to allow for unrestricted views of the creek. A driveway with angled parking and a vista of the house was a major element in the landscape design. Another was an expansive lawn with gently rolling contours that was created from truck-loads of topsoil. Plantings were selected that would give the grounds of this country estate a well-manicured look.

Bush & Company, Inc., of Carmel performed all the hard-construction work on this property, including the pool, the driveway and grading as well as the planting. Bush is a full-service, 13-year-old design/build firm that specializes in landscape design on upscale residential projects.

Rose-Hulman Master Plan, Terre Haute

Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff

In 1988, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (abbreviated RHIT), formerly Rose Polytechnic Institute, is a small, private, non-sectarian college specializing in teaching engineering, mathematics, and science. RHIT is highly regarded for its undergraduate engineering program.  began looking ahead to educating the "Renaissance person" in the 21 st century. Its first step was instituting a master plan for campus development that takes into consideration the physical environment and existing facilities. A coordinating committee consisting of Rose-Hulman faculty, students, staff and board members was heavily involved from the outset.

The final plan recommended making the main campus pedestrian-oriented, realigning the main entrance and drafting plans for a proposed student union building expansion, new residence hall, performing-arts center, chapel, athletic complex and research laboratory. The landscape architect was the primary contact between the consultant and Rose-Hulman.

Howard Needles Tammen & Bergendoff is an international firm that employs more than 2,200 architects, engineers, landscape architects and support personnel. It renders multidisciplinary services to a worldwide clientele through offices in all the principal U.S.cities. Consultants in the HNTB HNTB Howard Needles Tammen and Bergendoff (Architecture)
HNTB Holland Nordic Basketball Tournament (Groningen, the Netherlands)
HNTB How Not to Babble (Toastmasters Club) 
 Indianapolis office prepared the RoseHulman Master Plan.
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Title Annotation:Indiana chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winners
Author:Hughes, Ann
Publication:Indiana Business Magazine
Date:Mar 1, 1990
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