From the inception of a community plan through to the completion of site and amenity construction, the Wood Rodgers team ensures that all of the features weave together to enhance life and foster coexistence between people and the natural environment.
PARKS, TRAILS AND OPEN SPACE
Communities heavily inform our parks and recreation design plans so that when the parks are complete, they will be ‘owned’ by their respective communities and endure for generations as community assets and respites from city life.
URBAN DESIGN: PUBLIC SPACES AND STREETSCAPES
Connectivity to community spaces is key to the success of any built environment. We work seamlessly to deliver new and reimagined public spaces that contribute positively to a community’s identity as well as serve to stimulate economic development and enhance livability and sustainability.
CAMPUS DESIGN: SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
This is a full-firm effort with the landscape architecture studio and engineering colleagues collaborating on complicated site development projects involving all types of above and below-ground infrastructure as well as site specific buildings and upgrades. As campuses throughout California re-invent themselves for 21st century uses, we study and implement savvy improvements to contribute to community, provide interpretive outdoor spaces, and create public and private zones that result in campus identity and uniqueness.
DESIGN PRINCIPLES: SUSTAINABILITY AND WATER CONSERVATION
We expertly manage water in a landscape, mindful of quantity used and application. The team includes a water auditor as well as certified irrigation designers and horticulturists who understand the types of plant materials and irrigation needed. We blend technology with on-the-ground know-how to give property owners water-wise options for landscape maintenance.
Project Case Study
Stone Lock Barge Canal Trail
West Sacramento, California
The Stone Lock Barge Canal Trail is a cutting-edge Landscape Architecture design by Wood Rodgers, incorporating both trail improvements and historical components. The trail routes along the south bank of the Stone Lock Barge Canal, between the bridges at Jefferson Boulevard and Industrial Boulevard. The trail system design incorporates thematic elements from the lock structure’s original design. Trail improvements consist of a 12-foot-wide asphalt-concrete paved trail with two-foot decomposed granite shoulders, trash receptacles, benches, and other trail appurtenances. Thematic seating nodes were created with concrete pressed with salvaged gears, bolts and parts from the original lock buildings. Crossing arms that once spanned Jefferson Boulevard were recreated as stiles, which are vertical elements that identify the nodes as special places.