Urban Corporate Campus Wins Landscape Design Award
We’re so pleased to announce that the SandRidge Commons landscape design in Oklahoma City was commended by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Illinois Chapter with an Honor award this spring. In an earlier post about the design intent of this corporate landscape we explain the project’s approach to urban design. The new photos we’re posting today, by photographer Timothy Hursley, are courtesy of the project architect, Rogers Partners, and they give a wonderful new perspective on the site.
SandRidge is an urban corporate headquarters that prioritizes open space and is a model for how an urban corporate campus can use design to balance corporate identity with civic engagement. As a green link between two of downtown Oklahoma City’s primary civic and commercial streets, it is distinguished by openness to its downtown surroundings.
Its connective landscape balances a contemporary design aesthetic with an artful interpretation of the region’s landscape character. Extensive research into how the landscape could mitigate strong winds on the site led to creative topography and planting strategies.
The jury commented, “The response to environmental conditions and public access is excellent with good references to the region’s landscape character. Geometry distinguishes the courtyard; it is a welcoming, clean layout that ties the buildings together nicely.”
See more images of the project and a description of the design intent on an earlier post.
Thank you to our wonderful clients and team members! We were pleased to work with the following firms and consultants on this project:
Project lead and architect: Rogers Partners Architects
Engineer: Frankfurt Short Bruza Associates
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
General Contractor: Lingo Construction Services
Landscape Contractor: Keathly Nursery
Soils: Urban Trees + Soils
Irrigation: Irrigation Consulting Services
Lighting: Renfro Design Group