Mass Appeal

April 7, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) recently completed work on a major construction project including an expanded emergency room and a new pediatric ER. Working with general contractor Whiting Turner, E-Landscape installed many of the soft and hardscape elements designed by Annapolis-based landscape architects The Faux Group.

Anne Arundel Medical Center - Pavers
We knew we wanted this job more than most the minute the plans hit our desk. The opportunity to work with Whiting Turner on a large scale project just minutes from our office was too good to pass up. We made sure our pencils were sharp on bid day and won the job.

E-Lanscape’s portion of the project began with the installation of modular concrete pavers. With the help of our vendor, the architect and owner selected a range of paver colors to compliment various architectural elements on the building façade. Paver units were laid in a 45 degree Herringbone pattern with graceful sweeps of accent colors delicately cut to provide tranquil elements to the outdoor seating areas. It was a time consuming procedure which required great attention to detail but was worth the effort.

With mild temperatures in late February, we began planting the forest enhancement area with a mixture of native deciduous and evergreen trees. As the site work started to come together, we were able to move into the bulk of the project at the building’s bio retention ponds and foundations. Landscape plans were developed by The Faux Group of Annapolis for architect C.R. Goodman and our compliments to both on a concise plan that delivers immediate impact with large masses of native shrubs and grasses in the bioretention areas and stately boxwood hedges and juniper groundcover at the buildings foundation and entrance. Over 400, 3 foot tall “Old English Boxwood” backdropped with Southern Magnolias and Crape Myrtles tie the “old and new” together and maintain the campus feel of the property.

The hospital announced the completion of this project with its Growing Together celebration today featuring tours of the facility and family-friendly activities including visits with Dora the Explorer.