December 19, 2013 at 9:56am
We've been very busy here at Landscape Art this year and we're couldn't be happier. Here at our new LA blog, we'll be showcasing our current completed or ongoing projects to give our readers a better idea of the type and scale of projects we handle here in Houston and surrounding areas.
Our first project hightlight is the Bridgepoint Bible Church. This thriving church on the west side of Houston wanted to create an oudoor plaza with a fountain and water feature that also served as a baptismal pool. They also wanted to improve the existing play area and create a new larger playground. The style of the church is very contemporary and so the landscape installation reflects this modern style.
The project included installing a significant storm water drainage system to mitigate problems with standing water behind the church. An expansive stone plaza was constructed between two existing buildings including a decorative fountain that can double as an outdoor baptismal. This area now serves as a welcoming site for members to gather and host events.
As you can see, the landscaping and materials complement both the style and colors fo the building. Steel blues, gray and charcoal colors are reflected in the stone work and the plantings. The masses of beautiful blue Agapanthus and white crapemyrtles sofen the contemporary design. The cool color scheme of both the building materials and plantings creates a soothing peacful feel for the space. Despite lush look of the plantings, they are all low-maintenance and well-adapted to the Houston climate.
The existing play area was enhanced and a large, three-level playground installed. The congregation's children now have a safe and incredibly fun playground in which to burn off some steam while their parents catch up with other members. The landscaping concept was to provide a natural feel, so many trees and plants were included around and even within the playground areas. Decomposed Granite pathways connect the various features and a state-of-the-art irrigation control system was installed to update the entire facility. The layout and flow of the entire design perfectly envolopes the church building itself and creates a welcoming environment.
The project was constructed for Bridgepoint Bible Church with Tony Gregory, Karen Gregory and Mark Stewart as the owner's representatives. Clark Condon Associates was the Landscape Architect and Beth Clark was the CCA representative. Landscape Art was the General Contractor with Jason Ward as the project manager. Hoggatt, L.P. and Monarch Pools were subcontractors, each contributing significantly to the project.
Please take a moment to view some of our other projects for institutions and organizations HERE. If yo'd like to receive our monthly E-newsletter with updates on our project work, you can sign up HERE.