Overland Park, Kansas
Trammell Crow Company
The landscape architect was retained by Trammell Crow Company, the developer of this three building complex, to develop a landscape plan for Lighton Tower, the highrise centerpiece of the development. The landscape focus of the project is a central, formal, terraced garden located between the three buildings. At the center of the garden is a water feature. The water feature is surrounded by a paved area with seating on its perimeter. Two sides of the garden terrace downward towards the two mid-rise buildings; the flat terraces are grass, while the steeply sloped banks between terraces are planted with summer-flowering shrub rose masses.
The balance of the site is landscaped in a less intense manner, but includes shrub and perennial masses at site entries; shade trees and evergreen shrubs in the parking lots; flowering trees and shade trees in lawn areas around the buildings; and evergreen shrubs and trees to screen the service areas from view. The landscape architect’s work also included design and detailing of the retention pond edge.
Work was completed in 1993. Ted Wolff was involved with Lighton Plaza while principal in charge of the Chicago office of Roy Ashley & Associates, the predecessor firm to Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.