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Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas, Final Rule

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00November 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

by Dan Shaw The ABA Accessibility Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas final rule went into effect on November 25. Anyone involved in outdoor accessibility issues in a federal setting will likely be affected by the final rule. Changes in materials need careful consideration, (Juanita Beach Park, Kirkland, WA) Several of us at the

The Beauty in My Garden

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00November 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This is what it looks like when all is going and growing perfectly… by Tanja Wilcox, Senior Associate, Landscape Architect Creating, Nurturing, and Watching Things Grow As landscape architects, we all come to our profession for a multitude of reasons, but one of the reasons that I am drawn to landscape architecture is

Things Are Happening at Entiat Park!

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00October 30th, 2013|Uncategorized|

  Construction is underway for the Entiat Park Revitalization project.  Here's how it looked last week. Here's a zoom-in look at the future! Here's the whole plan... J.A. Brennan is currently providing construction support services for the 30-acre waterfront (5,600 linear feet) park remodel.  Our multi-disciplinary team (AJEM, Pacific Engineering, Z Engineers, HV Engineers, Nelson

Behind the Scenes at JAB: The CoLAB

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00October 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Every other Friday afternoon the JAB team spends dedicated time analyzing and discussing one topic of relevance to the practice.  The issue of the day can involve solving a design problem, theorizing, critiquing, brainstorming, or sketching design ideas. Recent discussion topics include Designing new details for fences and gates Developing a site opportunities and constraints

Evolution of Project Photography

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

by Chris Nack The Button Keeping the image library organized and up-to-date is time consuming for a design firm.  We found something image-related to smile about when we found this relic, with its original box, in the back of our old storage cabinet. Then: $26.99 Fred Meyer price tag Today: $6.99 on ebay

Recreating Historically Significant Public Spaces

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00August 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Old Town Dock after Re-creation   Before restoration, the dock was unsafe and closed to the public. by Mike Perfetti Public parks and outdoor civic spaces provide many day-to-day and long-term civic and environmental functions.  Park creation and re-creation require coordination and collaboration between designers and stakeholders in order to create

Nature Play

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00June 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Custom designed climbing/play snag at Discovery Pond, Tacoma Nature Center, Tacoma, WA Recently Mike Perfetti, senior associate, presented at the Washington Recreation & Park Association’s (WRPA) Annual Conference & Trade Show, held this year in Vancouver, WA.  WRPA’s mission is to promote excellence of current and future Parks and Recreation professionals through advocacy, education,

Here comes the water!

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00November 2nd, 2012|Uncategorized|

Engineering: Tetra Tech Inc. Landscape Architecture: J.A. Brennan The Riverview Park Ecosystem Restoration Project reached a milestone in October when the channel inlet and outlet coffer dams were removed, allowing water to flow for the first time though the new side channel!  Crews raced against the clock to finish in-water work before migrating salmon entered

Moon Festival at Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park

By |2018-03-22T20:27:22-07:00October 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The Moon Festival or Chinese Lantern Festival is a popular lunar harvest festival celebrated by Chinese people. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, close to the autumnal equinox. This year the Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Foundation and the City of Tacoma hosted the first-ever Moon Festival