Cascadian Landscapers, Inc. is the preferred landscape contractor for Lewis & Clark College. We have been working with the Facilities Department Staff since 1999, on various projects throughout all 3 campuses: Main Campus, Law School, and Graduate School (a.ka. South Campus).
We are excited to share that Lewis & Clark College was recognized by Princeton Review and listed as #2 for having one of the 'Most Beautiful Campuses in the USA' for the year 2012.
Please continue to scroll down to see the weekly construction progress of one of our current projects taking place this summer at the College, along with past projects.
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Graduate School Parking Lot Addition:
Weekly Construction Updates (In Order of Most Recent)
Week #16: August 20-24, 2012
Planting was completed in the last week of work, along with other finishing touches.
The parking lot had to be completed and ready for use by Monday, August 27th, for students and faculty.
Week #14: August 6-10 & Week #15: August 13-17, 2012
All of the parking stall pavers have been installed.
Wheel stops have arrived for the parking stalls.
The pedestrian path at the road crossing is completed.
A small foot bridge has been constructed and installed over one of the bioswales. The bridge is built from wood that came from salvaged Cedar trees that were removed at the beginning of the project during the demoltion phase.
Week #13: July 30 - August 3, 2012:
Basalt boulders have been delivered and will be placed around the parking lot as landscape accents.
Basalt boulders are also being used for a small wall along one of the Water Quality Ponds.
The salvaged topsoil from the parking areas is being placed around the parking lot for planting.
Ivy is being removed from the area between the parking lot and Palatine Hill Road.
Week #12: July 23-27, 2012
Paver installation continued throughout this week and will continue into Week #13 as well.
Much of the parking lot is composed of unit pavers.
Week #11: July 16-20, 2012
Pavers are being installed.
Sand is screeded using leveling bars to provide a smooth, flat surface for the pavers.
String lines are set up to make sure the pavers are installed in straight lines.
Week #10: July 9-13, 2012
Continue to place concrete for the containment curbs for the pavers.
Pavers are arriving onsite for installation.
Week #9: July 2-6, 2012
Parking areas are being prepared for permeable pavers.
A concrete curb is being constructed to keep the pavers in place.
Week #8: June 25-29, 2012
Paving is complete. A Warm-Mix Ashphalt was used, which lessens fuel consumption and decreases the production of greenhouse gases.
Fern pockets have been put in the stone walls to match the existing walls on campus.
A special soil mix has been added to the stormwater swales to filter rainwater off the parking lot.
Week #7: June 18-22, 2012
Phase I of the stormwater pond is complete; with the gravel drainage layer of fabric and piping.
The electrical conduit and irrigation pipe is installed.
Stone walls at the entrance are nearing completion.
Fine grading of the base rock was performed in preparation for paving next week.
Week #6: June 11-15, 2012
Gravel is being placed for the roadway and parking stalls. Fabric goes down first to help create a more stable base over the soft, wet soils; due to all the recent rains.
Block goes up behind the stone basalt walls to create a strong retaining wall.
Stone basalt is almost complete on one of the walls.
Week #5: June 4-8, 2012
In on-going efforts to preserve trees, the exit of the parking lot was shifted to the west to save a large Cedar tree and a nearby Maple. The parking lot will now exit between two Cedar trees.
Concrete forms are being installed for concrete; once the concrete is placed the forms will be removed.
A lot of rebar is added to give strength to the concrete footings.
The rebar provides a stronger connection to the Basalt stone walls that will be built on the footings.
Week #4: May 28 - June 1, 2012
The entrance has been completely excavated.
The big trenches with the steps are for the footings at the base of the walls. The steps provide a better foundation for the sloped road.
Fabric is put down to separate the rock from the soil sub-base.
Gravel is being placed for the foundation for the road and footings for the walls.
We are clearing the Ivy in the tree protected areas by hand to help reduce disturbance to the trees.
As a result of Ivy removal, we discovered the below pictured monument wall.
Week #3: May 21-25, 2012
Site has been surveyed and staked for grading.
Topsoil is being salvaged and stockpiled for placement at time of landscaping.
Excavation has started for the entrance to the new parking lot.
Rain this week has slowed the project down somewhat, but is still on schedule.
Week #2: May 14-18, 2012
Site clearing is still in progress.
Nothing is being taken to the landfill. Even invasive species, such as Ivy, is being taken to a recycler to be turned into compost.
Trees unable to be milled for lumber will be used as firewood.
We were able to salvage a large, old Maple that will be used in one of the stormwater ponds on the project as future habitat for wildlife.
All branches from the trees being removed from the site are being ground up to use as mulch throughout the campus.
Week #1: May 7-11, 2012
It is the goal of the College and Cascadian to construction this parking lot to LEED Gold Standards.
Equipment has been mobilized to the site.
Tree protection was installed around trees to be saved.
Erosion control is being installed to prevent any sediment from leaving the site and entering any drainage systems.
Some of the removed trees are being saved for milling to provide lumber.
Griswold Stadium Entry Plaza:
Diane Gregg Memorial Pavilion:
Frank Manor House:
South Campus Parking Lot:
A Collection of Project Photos from Various Other Projects on All 3 Campuses:
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