Reconfiguration of the entry to Pompey's Pillar National Monument included a new approach roadway, parking lot, fee station and connection into a new visitor center. The landscape architecture included strategic placement of plant material to screen maintenance facilities and frame historic views. The design included pedestrian sitting areas in the parking lot, design of a large flag display and traffic circle landscaping, integration of agency signage and native plant materials. Highly visible and used areas received an efficient irrigation system design with a new well and one retrofitted well. We also worked with BLM on-site personnel to ensure the resulting design accommodated overflow traffic for special events.
Peaks to Plains Design was contracted to prepare a design for the upgrade of Cave Mountain Campground, the establishment of Cave Mountain Horse Camping and the reconstruction of West Fork Teton Campground, located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana. It was essential that the design tie all camp sites and the nearby Middle Fork Teton Trailhead together.
The purpose of this project was to install 5,000 pre-placed crypts and 1,000 in-ground cremains as part of the Alabama National Cemetery expansion. Peaks to Plains Design developed the burial site layouts, burial plot numbering, grid and monument layout and landscape design for the project.
National Cemetery Administration design standards and requirements, as well as Federal CAD standards, were research to ensure that both designs and plan documents were compliant. Additionally, the design team reviewed the National Cemetery’s existing master plan to assist with conceptual site development.
The purpose of this project was to install 4,500 pre-placed crypts, 1,800 columbarium niches, 1,600 in-ground cremain plots and 300 tradition casket sites as part of the Salisbury National Cemetery expansion project. Peaks to Plains Design developed the burial site layouts, burial plot number, grid and monument layout and landscape design for the project.
Three conceptual layouts were developed by Peaks to Plains Design, which considered floodplain, topographic and existing feature constraints. The landscape was designed to meet the requirements and recommendation set by the National Cemetery Administration.
A new fire station was constructed on approximately five acres of property at the USFS site of Fort Howes for the Bureau of Land Management. The “Hot Shot” fire station will serve as a remote station to manage wild land fires. The project incorporates the Five Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership I High Performance and Sustainable Buildings, and has been LEED Certified. Peaks to Plains Design served as the project landscape architect. The landscaping at the facility reflects the surrounding short-grass prairie environment. The surrounding site is very prone to drought conditions, often resulting in prairie fires the burn in the region every 7 to 21 years. Therefore, an enhanced landscaping component would not be appropriate as the water required to sustain even woody species is not readily available at this remote site. The intent of the landscape design is to reestablish the native short-grass prairie surrounding the site and to minimize disturbance beyond the construction area.
The Department of Veteran Affairs, NCO 19, renovated existing Building 64 and added a new addition located at the VA Medical Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. The existing building and new addition will be a domiciliary that will sleep 45 patients and house programs for the Compensated Work Therapy-Transitional Residence (CWT-TR) program.
The project encompasses VA Design Standards, JCAHO, FHCC and DOD/DON criteria, in addition, the design team followed the Guidelines for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities.
Peaks to Plains Design was the project landscape architect.
Peaks to Plains Design completed phase 1 of the Triple Crossing Dam and Lone Tree Creek Restoration project. The project consists of rebuilding Triple Crossing Dam and the restoration of Lone Tree Creek in southern Valley County in North east Montana. The contract was provided through the SBA’s 8(a) program and required mapping the Triple Crossing Reservoir in winter conditions in order to determine the current reservoir capacity following the spring floods of 2011.