"Lansdowne on the Potomac" is a 900-acre(363.6 ha) residential develops t within Lansdowne, a 2000-acre(808 ha) mixed-use community in nor-:t Loudoun County, approximately 6 miles(9.6 km) east of Leesburg, Virginia, purpose of the project was to develop a unique identity for this new resice * m component of Lansdowne. The main entry into the community needed tc distinct yet retain the upscale image established by the existing golf reso * r tf office park. Thus the initial scope of work was the creation of an inviting, dre c gateway including signage, streetscape, park and model home court. Les • Scully • Gionet • Inc.'s work was expanded to include land planning for P^-as II and III totaling 950 units, as well as planning and design of the Potomac T j: the community/recreation center and its related amenities including outdocr :: or complex, community amphitheater, picnic areas and playgrounds. Current ♦ n firm is preparing plans for the Village Greens - the community's 70-acre(2S I mixed use town center.
Lewis • Scully • Gionet • Inc. (LSG) took what began as a limited role and be : * a major player in the community's development. Beginning with the ga*~ design, LSG emphasized working with the existing landscape and integral" 5 site's natural and environmental resources. To infuse the new communi:. vflfc the qualities of the beautiful Virginia landscape on which it is built, the * ~ 1 design included creation of a large waterfall feature echoing the Potomac *tr tree preservation, native rock display, use of native, low-maintenance p a xs and creation of backyard habitat designs for model homes. LSG stepped be.: c the boundaries of the initial project area and demonstrated how landc: ::>* architecture could contribute to the quality of the entire development. Recog^ the importance of this approach, the client hired the firm to lead subset.t — phases of work.
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»r Site Plan of Entry Gateway ' : design drawing showing ~mr z events of the composition.
<— Central Park - Waterfalls built from locally excavated stone, surrounded by lush plantings, evoke images of the Potomac River along which Lansdowne was built.
i Model Homes Backyard Habitats - Drainage swales provided not only buffers, but an opportunity to demonstrate use of native plantings to attract wildlife. Various examples of decks, terraces, and plant habitats were displayed.
I i Model Homes Streetscape - Front façade treatments along the street of model homes features seasonal color amidst primarily native plantings.
/ Central Park - The gazebo and sitting area provide a viewing platform overlooking the pond below the waterfall.
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Î Gravel maintenance path through the green roof plants.
/ Seasonal variety and textures form the basis of the extensive planting design on the green roof
\ Textural composition of gravel and low tufted grass, i Juxtaposition of low-water plants in late summer.
Community Pool Complex - Historic stone and log structures not only provide a beautiful background for the adult pool, but also serve as community recreational facilities.
* Community Pool Complex - The extensive swimming pool complex also featured separate areas for active family play.
, Entry road - Maple trees, Feather Reed Grass and Leyland Cypress along Lansdowne Boulevard boldly emphasize and channel views toward the central park.
Community Pathways - Carefully designed pathways make areas throughout the community accessible to all -esidents and visitors.
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