WindsorMeade Courtyard
Walnut Hills Baptist Church
Settlement at Powhatan Creek
PLANTING DESIGN
‘Green’ Planting for Water Conservation
A core principle at a GLA - for any project, is maintaining a harmonious relationship between man and nature. An elegant aesthetic can be created without using exotic or invasive species, so it is essential to design with as many native plants as possible. Using native (or non-invasive adapted species) also reduces dependence on water - a precious resource in the hot Virginia summers.
 
Rain Gardens
The profession of landscape architecture has been ‘green’ for about 115 years before ‘green’ became fashionable. Another way to implement the philosophy of maintaining a harmonious relationship between man and nature, is to utilize rain gardens (often called bioretention cells) to collect and treat rainwater.

Walnut Hills Baptist Church
The congregation at Walnut Hills Baptist Church recently renovated and expanded their Fellowship Hall adjacent to the church offices and sanctuary. The expansion created a “leftover” space which needed attention. Mr. Basic (while under previous employment), transformed the “leftovers” to a usable garden where parishioners can pray, meditate, or simply relax.

Settlement at Powhatan Creek

Mr. Basic (while under previous employment), worked closely with the owner to develop the entry
monumentation and signage. Mr. Basic also designed the neighborhood’s streetscape and the planting plan for The Residents’ Club.