WP Moore Civil Engineering
Greenscape Pump, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Merit Award | American Society of Landscape Architects St. Louis Chapter
Over 3 millions individual plants
Five water features moving over 8,000 gallons of water per minute
Locally sourced limestone featuring five distinctive finishes
[dtls] is oversaw the implementation of the landscape architectural design work completed while Michelle Ohle was at HOK for this Fortune 50 company. The design aesthetic took its influence from the rich cultural and natural history of Texas Hill Country architecture and native landscape. The 1.25 million sq. ft. facility is the new home of corporate offices as well as brokerage and HR divisions.
The arrival of visitors, corporate executives and government dignitaries was choreographed so that the arrival to the headquarters is representative of the company’s appreciation of the Hill Country aesthetic. The auto court and landscape design was intended to imbue feelings of a tranquil drive through a native landscape that becomes more refined as one reaches the lobby space. Cascading water features were utilized to further enrich the arrival experience and to highlight the areas of highest use throughout the campus. These use spaces are highlighted with unique seating, textural plantings, and fire pit features for outdoor teambuilding and collaboration spaces – extending the interior uses beyond the building envelope.