Activating an Historic Vision

West Capitol Campus Historic Landscape Master Plan

Olympia, WA

Regenerating a Living Legacy

Preserving history and a venerable legacy, the landscape preservation master plan also takes a leap forward to promote sustainability in an increasingly urban future. The plan activates the Olmsted Brothers’ original vision, communicating the value of cultural landscapes and their ability to perform ecologically as a living example of the State’s environmental goals.

Enhancing Democratic Space

The plan calls for replenishment of aging trees and establishment of layered vegetation to enhance the sense of arrival, to elevate the sequence of progression throughout the campus and to demonstrate best practices for stormwater management.  These changes, along with strategic parking removals, will help return the most civic aspect of the State to a place for people.

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