Orchid award for farragut outdoor classroom

2016 Orchid Awards

From left, McGill Associates’ Jared Richardson and Jake Greear stand with Jason Scott, former Town of Farragut Stormwater Program Coordinator, at the 2016 Orchid Awards hosted by Keep Knoxville Beautiful.

Farragut Outdoor Classroom Wins Orchid Award

McGill Associates attended last night’s Orchid Awards, hosted by Keep Knoxville Beautiful, and would like to congratulate the Town of Farragut on winning the award for “Best Outdoor Space” for its Outdoor Classroom.

McGill Associates previously worked with the Town of Farragut to design the outdoor classroom on a 1.4-acre tract on Campbell Station Road in order to emphasize water quality and public education with regard to sustainability, while also incorporating community-based participation. The classroom contains rain gardens, bio-retention areas, adaptive landscaping, rainwater harvesting, and many other sustainable practices that engage the public and help foster community-based service learning projects. The firm provided surveying, landscape architecture, and civil engineering services to develop the project from concept through construction. The project included the use of various types of pervious surfaces for the multi-use trails, internal pathways, and parking areas.

We congratulate the Town for being awarded for its efforts on ecological education and beautification, and we are proud to be associated with this project.

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