Parkview School | Educational Landscape
Parkview School is a Louisiana Recovery School District LEED Facility Project located in Gentilly Woods, New Orleans. It includes a $21 million budget. FutureProof was asked to provide landscape architectural services with the following scope of work:
• A tree protection plan for the conservation of mature trees on the site.
• A LEED sensitive planting plan for the perimeter of the property. The plan should make use of indigenous plant material with the potential for shade and screening, wildlife, and aesthetic value. It should also provide a water management system that can reintroduce water to the soil of the site, thereby reducing stress on the stormwater system.
• Landscape as a teaching tool.
• Use of indigenous trees for shading for the proposed playground area.
FutureProof used a variety of indigenous Louisiana plant material along the perimeter of the property. Characteristics such as wildlife food, drought tolerance, flowering plants, sizes and textures, deciduous and evergreens were considered in order to select a planting palette that would be both functional and aesthetically pleasing. FutureProof also used a planting method in some areas of the site that had the capacity to reduce water runoff by collecting it and returning it to the soil. In addition, raingardens were placed at two driveway locations in order to capture water surface runoff.