Wiles Mensch Corporation
Landscape Architecture â€œThe interaction that I have had with Wiles Mensch Corporation and its staff have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the Districtâ€? Mark Buscaino, Executive Director at Casey Trees
Casey Trees Headquarters Washington, DC
Landscape Architecture Services Full landscape architecture services from concepts through construction documentation and construction administration Stand alone landscape architecture studio with internal civil studio that provides the availability to fully design and develop the site A design philosophy of creating great people spaces integrated with green site solutions Staff includes registered Landscape Architects that are LEED accredited professionals Staff registered in Virginia and Maryland Sites range from large scale campus plans to small scale intimate courtyards Project Types 1. Public parks 2. Recreational facilities 3. Streetscapes 4. Urban design 5. Mixed-use commercial & residential complexes 6. Civic spaces 7. Preservation planning
St. Albans School - Athletic Complex Washington, DC
601 Massachusetts Avenue
The Vue - Roof Plan
St. Albans School - Athletic Complex Washington, DC
MC key staff has completed numerous landscape
unique environmental features and development programs.
The Landscape Architecture Studio has de-
signed public parks, recreation facilities, streetscapes, urban design, and mixed-use commercial and residential complexes. WMC has also taken a strong stance on integration of green strategies to assist in stormwater
health. From large scale campus plans to small scale intimate courtyards the WMC Landscape Architecture Studio has successfully completed and continues to work on exciting projects in the Washington DC area and beyond. WMC’s
landscape architects’ expertise also includes
completing numerous low impact design landscape strategies in unique urban environments. The design and implementation of these advanced stormwater
George Washington University - Pedestrian Plaza DC Marine Barracks - Band Support Facility and Athletic Fields 15 & 25 K Street, NE 77 K Street, NE 455 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Mount Vernon Triangle Kelsey Gardens Lafayette Tower, Green Roof St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School Cross Country Trail President’s Park - The Ellipse National Building Museum Bolling AFB - Mall & Central Park Design Dover AFB - Chapel National Museum of the American Indian* Lincoln Cottage - Visitor Education Center* National Zoological Park - Asia Trail* *Provided landscape architecture assistance to Lead Landscape Architect
treatments have proved to be beneficial creating urban greenspace while helping to reduce the load on the centralized stormwater system. Understanding drainage areas, soil types, plants, and customized details allow staff to design and overcome any site challenge. WMC’s practical experience with the design of these systems as well as the advantage of working collaboratively with the in-house civil engineering staff proves beneficial to create a well functioning and aesthetically pleasing exhibit.
901 K Street Washington, DC
Constitution Square Washington, DC
Union Row Washington, DC
PROJECT DETAILS Project Type: Educational Cost: $95 M Size: 340,720 sq ft Year Completed: Ongoing Services: Design Site Engineering Demolition Utility Engineering Stormwater Management Landscape Architecture Survey Services during Construction Working Drawings Specifications
St. Albans School Washington, DC WMC provided civil engineering, landscape architecture, and survey services for new educational and recreational facilities at St. Albans School located on Massachusetts Avenue, NW and within the grounds of the Washington National
Client: Protestant Episcopal
Cathedral in Washington, DC.
The proposed facilities included a new
performing arts center, a new academic commons building, new athletic
facilities, and enhanced landscape features.
Scope of work included the demolition of existing above grade features and
relocation of existing underground utilities, design of proposed utilities to serve the new buildings, proposed walkways, open spaces and access roads. An existing stormwater management facility west of the athletics field met the SWM requirements of the National Cathedral site.
An evaluation of the
drainage area contributing to the existing facility was performed to establish whether a new SWM facility would be required by the DC Department of Health. Landscape features include the design of a large entry plaza, stone retaining walls, outdoor state of the art tennis facilities, multi-use athletic fields, and stadium seating. The landscape features were designed to extend the look and feel of the Olmstead Woods into the finished developed site.
PROJECT DETAILS Project Type: Recreational Cost: $10 M Year Completed: Ongoing Services: Design Stormwater Management Strategic Meetings and Planning Civil Engineering Utility Engineering Water Quality Measures Landscape Architecture
Client: Clark Nexsen Adrian Lazaro (202) 461-3260
Washington Tennis & Education Foundation Washington, DC
In effort to accommodate children in underserved neighborhoods of Washington DC, Washington Tennis & Education Foundation has decided to build a tennis facility that is located in Southeast Washington DC that will also enable their students to play year around in an indoor facility. The new facility will be located on a seven acre site in Ward 7 near a number of schools that currently participate in the afterschool program. The site will contain six indoor hard courts and nine outdoor courts, 1,500 sq ft community room, five classrooms, weight/exercise room with locker rooms, and staff space. WMC is providing landscape architecture and civil engineering services for this project. Scope of services for this project includes, site layout, grading, terracing, as well as pedestrian and vehicular flow. Careful layout of the pedestrian paths is an important factor for this project in order to allow accessible access to all parts of the facility on this site consisting of great elevation change. An entry plaza was designed for use as a drop off and gathering zone that can support emergency vehicle access when required. The integration of bio-retention planting is also being implemented to reduce the amount of stormwater leaving the site.
PROJECT DETAILS Project Type: Recreational Size: 8,000 sq ft Cost: TBD Year Completed: 2012 (Estimated) Services: Design Stormwater Management Civil Engineering Utility Engineering Utility Surveying Landscape Architecture Exterior Lighting Design
Client: Torti Gallas and Partners Architects Sherief Elfar (301) 588-4800
Barry Farms Recreation Center Washington, DC
In result of a citywide initiative to renovate and construct recreation centers and public parks District of Columbiaâ€™s Department of Parks and Recreation is adapting the former Birney Elementary School to house an improved 8,000 sq ft Barry Farm Recreation Center. WMC key staff is assisting the team with full landscape architecture services for the new facility.
Design of synthetic turf playing fields, retaining walls,
pedestrian routes and planting design were all areas of design consideration. In depth design focus took place for the new playground facility designed on top of the roof structure, and the exterior courtyard. Both spaces are meant to meet the needs of the community, providing outdoor multi-use space and activity zones. Low impact design strategies will also be used to minimize the impacts of stormwater runoff from the site.
PROJECT DETAILS Project Type: Mixed-Use Cost: TBD Size: 600,000 sq ft Year Completed: Ongoing Services: Site Design Stormwater Management Strategic Meetings and Planning Landscape Architecture Civil Engineering Utility Engineering Water Quality
Mount Vernon Village Center
WMC is providing landscape architectural, civil engineering and surveying services for this proposed 600,000 sq ft mixed use development.
Client: Gould Property Company
project will be constructed in two phases; the east side of the site will be developed in the first phase and the west side of the site will be developed in the second phase. The residential component of this project consists of 5 levels of residential space with a rooftop pool and community garden terrace.
landscape architecture worked to develop an acceptable City of Alexandria streetscape that adheres to the Arlandria Small Area Plan. This required great collaboration as existing condtions made this a challenge. Coordination was also completed with the City to integrate the development with the existing 4 Mile Run Park to ensure access and safety for the community. The design for the entry courtyard, designed all on strucutre will feature public art and provide a high end entrance to the facility. The two rooftop courtyards will feature a swimming pool, resident gathering spaces, and contribute to the sites green open space. The development will also include 48,000 sq ft of retail space on the ground level, and two levels of below grade parking.
Published on Jan 30, 2012