served as the landscape architect /site planner for this new public
library, the first building in Puyallup ’s new civic campus.
The center of this new civic campus was Puyallup ’s historic
Pioneer Park .
In order to establish a cohesive pedestrian environment, JGM
converted an existing street into a vibrant pedestrian corridor.
This created a civic plaza that became the “front door” for
the library and future campus buildings. JGM integrated existing
park features and plantings into the plan, achieving a seamless
transition between the new construction and the adjacent park.
The wide promenade was paved with integrally colored concrete
that complimented the library’s masonry colors. Trees were
used to strengthen the pedestrian system while new pedestrian lights
matched the historic character of the existing park lights. A raised
diagonal walkway was created to link the community and new parking
lot with the library; this walkway also serves as a traffic-calming
feature within the parking lot.
The project scope included a schematic plan with hardscape, planting
and irrigation design. Craig Lewis, ASLA, was the project manager.