INFRASTRUCTURE / ECOLOGY

 

A site's ecosystem is our foundation for decision-making.  Natural infrastructure provides the framework and structure for L/KLA's design and planning decisions.  Resilient landscapes require consideration, understanding and incorporation of the natural infrastructure of a site —its soil, wetlands and forests—including restoration.  Built infrastructure must respond to and enhance the underlying natural systems, recognizing the carrying capacity of a site.

 

In our urbanizing world, pressure continues to grow on making more with less.  Looking at ways to leverage assets and provide for multi-use on a site, understanding the tensions between the need to protect cultural and natural resources and provide for needed community built infrastructure such as active recreation facilities, transportation systems, trails and greenway networks are challenges in which L/KLA is well familiar.  Changes to an existing landscape must be made with respect and a keen knowledge of the site and its history and existing conditions.  Whether through public interest design or private design and planning efforts, investment in infrastructure must combine social, economic and green issues in a holistic manner.

 

L/KLA has deep experience in built infrastructure having authored articles on Context Sensitive Design, served as a team member for the Route 50 Rural Traffic Calming Demonstration Project and developed construction documents for many trails, greenways, parks, and site plans.

 

Representative Projects:

 

Old Colchester Park and Preserve, NRMP, Fairfax County Park Authority

Fairfax County, VA

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Kenilworth Section

Washington, D.C. + MD

Route 50 Traffic Calming Measures

Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, VA

Context Sensitive Solutions for Maryland's Scenic Byways

Maryland, SHA

Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridge Project

Louisville, KY

Context Sensitive Design, Transportation and

Traffic Calming

Neabsco Creek Boardwalk (in progress)

Nachusa Grasslands Visitor Use Plan (in progress)

Route 50 Traffic Calming, Town of Middleburg

Route 50 Traffic Calming Measures Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, VA

Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridge Project

Appomattox Courthouse, VA , Route 24 Traffic Calming Plan

Saint Mary's College Pedestrian Safety Plan

Route 1 Lorton  (VDOT)

Reston Wiehle Avenue (VDOT)

 

Transportation Guidelines and Manuals

The King's Highway Historic Roadway Guidelines

Maryland Historic National Road Model Development and Design Guidelines

Maryland Historic National Road Historic Roadway Guidelines

Brandywine Valley Landscape Guidelines

 

Ecological Planning and Resource Management Plans

Elklick Woodlands Natural Resource Management Plan

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Kenilworth section, Washington, D.C.

Shenandoah National Park Related Lands Study

Martic Township Environmental Inventory and Assessment

Greater Lewes Resource Inventory

Old Colchester Park and Preserve NRMP, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax, VA

 

Resource Management Guidelines and Manuals

New River Gorge National River Landscape Maintenance Plan

New River Gorge National River Vista Management Plan

You and Your Land - A Homeowner's Guide for the Potomac River Watershed

Treeless Area Technical Manual, Fairfax County Park Authority, VA

Context Sensitive Solutions for Maryland's Scenic Byways, MD SHA

 

Concept sketch of Route 50 in Upperville, VA.
Photo of Route 50 in Upperville, VA.

Upperville, VA Route 50 Traffic Calming (above); Carrying Capacity analysis for Old Colchester Park and Preserve (below)

Old Colchester Park and Preserve Carrying Capacity map.
Old Colchester Park and Preserve, NRMP, Fairfax County Park Authority Fairfax County, VA
Project summary for Old Colchester Park and Preserve, NRMP, Fairfax County Park Authority, Fairfax County, VA.

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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Kenilworth Section Washington, D.C. + MD
Project Summary for Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, Kenilworth Section, Washington, DC and Maryland.

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Route 50 Traffic Calming Measures Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, VA
Project summary for Route 50 Traffic Calming Measures, Fauquier and Loudoun Counties, VA.

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Context Sensitive Solutions for Maryland's Scenic Byways Maryland, SHA
Project summary for Context Sensitive Solutions for Maryland's Scenic Byways Maryland, SHA

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Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridge Project Louisville, KY
Summary of Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridge Project, Louisville, KY

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