- The landscape is sited between the parking facility and the medical building, offering the user a garden experience when walking between the two.
- Erosion control strategies are implemented, by using geotextiles to stabilize soils.
- The project conserves healthy soils.
- Soil protection zones were communicated.
- A 75-foot tree buffer along the properties perimeter was saved.
- 50% native plant types were used.
- The soil profile was considered during plant selection.
- The project minimizes pesticide and fertilizer use.
- Stormwater features were designed into amenities.
- The site’s design mitigates runoff.
Carbon, Energy + Air
- A large central gathering space is kept cool with an 80-foot-long water feature and the shade from crape myrtles.
- The project uses regional materials.
- During construction, pollutants were controlled and retained.
- Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke was minimized through designated smoke-free zones and prohibited smoking on-site.
- Sustainability in material manufacturing was supported.
- Materials were reused on-site.
- Reusable vegetation, rocks, and soil were diverted from disposal.
- Materials not needed on-site were recycled.
The US Oncology entry garden creates a memorable entry into the building and a place for outdoor gatherings. The garden is held by a grid of Natchez white crape myrtles that frames an 80-foot-long water feature and a central green for large gatherings. Lush landscaping provides a garden setting for employees and visitors to enjoy.
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Team: Elkus Manfredi Architects, Gensler