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Sasaki is ecstatic to be back in Baton Rouge, LA to begin working on the University Lakes restoration project.
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Three firms have been awarded contracts for the University Lakes Project, an initiative to restore the six lakes surrounding LSU’s campus.
Sasaki—the international, Massachusetts-headquartered firm that is also handling the Greenwood Community Park Master Plan and implementation—was tapped to deliver master design services for all phases of the project.
GeoEngineers—which has 17 offices in the U.S., including one in Baton Rouge—was chosen to perform geotechnical data collection and sediment sampling, and the Lafayette-based Fenstermaker, which also has a Baton Rouge office, was selected to conduct the bathymetric and stump identification survey.The firms were selected based on their responses to public requests for proposals, which were issued Oct. 16 with a response deadline of Nov. 20.
“This project is special to me on many levels,” says design lead Joshua Brooks, ASLA, PLA, co-director of Sasaki’s Denver Office. “This is my home town and where I was first introduced to Landscape architecture as an undergraduate student at LSU.”
In addition to incorporating resilience into the design, the community’s voice must also be woven into all aspects of the design. Sasaki looks forward to working with our partners and the local community to restore this natural asset.