Baldwin and Shell is a construction company headquartered in downtown Little Rock. Due to growth, they desired to construct a new headquarters on an underutilized site near their existing facility.
In the early project stages, the goal was set to construct a LEED project using mostly conventional construction methods while keeping construction costs in check. DCI worked with the team to determine which site LEED points were easily attainable and designed in line with this goal.
The site is orderly and relates back to the architecture of the new building. The hardscape materials are very conventional: concrete and asphalt with varying finishes. The planting aspect of the project focused on minimizing sod, using a wide variety of ornamental grasses, shrubs and trees, with an emphasis on repeating the rhythm of the building.
The result of this project is a site consisting of conventional materials that requires a low level of maintenance and received a LEED Gold Certification.
Baldwin & Shell was last modified: November 19th, 2014 by Jay Young