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2016 HNA Award Winners
Outstanding Hardscape Installations Nationwide

Photos and information provided by ICPI


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In honor of Hardscape North America happening this month, LC/DBM traditionally presents the previous year's Hardscape Project Award winners.

Visit www.icpi.org to learn more about submitting a project to next year's awards.



Clay Brick - Residential

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Sheridan Private Residence, Evanston, Illinois

Contractor: Nature's Perspective Landscaping
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Company, Unilock
Designer: Timothy Benz

The original driveway was constructed out of asphalt when the residence was built 12 years ago. The pavers needed to integrate with the clay face brick of the two properties. The contractor added multiple artistic paver medallions made from 'Brussel' block in the driveway to give a unique flair to the overall design. A customized channel drain and other drainage solutions were required as there were multiple grade changes along the driveway.



Clay Brick - Commercial

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Wrigley Field 1060 Project - Phase 2
Chicago, Illinois


Contractor: C.R. Schmidt, Inc.
Manufacturer: Belden

In 2015, Wrigley Field began a major restoration project to preserve the historic structure that will span several years and hundreds of millions of dollars. The first area to undergo renovation was the centerfield bleachers and their entrance. Approximately 11,400 square feet of new clay pavers were installed as part of the ongoing renovation. Approximately 80 percent of the pavers were engraved.



Clay Brick - Permeable - Residential/Commercial

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Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture, Dayton, Ohio

Contractor: Outdoor Enterprise, LLC
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Company
Designer: Eric Sauer

Nearly 10,000 square feet of clay brick permeable pavers create a visually stunning space at the Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture. The addition of raised seat walls and wood pergolas also enhance the space for visitors. The new Sustainability Center integrated permeable clay pavers to provide a long-life surface for a 10,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system and to make the project ADA accessible while keeping maintenance low.



Clay Brick - Permeable - Residential/Commercial

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Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture, Dayton, Ohio

Contractor: Outdoor Enterprise, LLC
Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Company
Designer: Eric Sauer

Nearly 10,000 square feet of clay brick permeable pavers create a visually stunning space at the Barbara Cox Center for Sustainable Horticulture. The addition of raised seat walls and wood pergolas also enhance the space for visitors. The new Sustainability Center integrated permeable clay pavers to provide a long-life surface for a 10,000-gallon rainwater harvesting system and to make the project ADA accessible while keeping maintenance low.



Concrete Paver - Residential (Less than 3,000 square feet)

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Zeplin Residence, Omaha, Nebraska

Contractor: Paver Designs, LLC
Manufacturer: Belgard, Techniseal
Designers: Jim and Justin Hampton

A design featuring a paver patio with inlay, seat wall, fire pit, and water feature was created to bring some height and character to the large, flat backyard. Paver Designs hand carved two stone pillars and inset stained glass backlit with LED lighting to lead the way. A banding of natural stone was included in the wall columns to match those on the house.



Concrete Paver - Residential (More than 3,000 square feet)

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Nevada Wolfpack Basketball Court Reno, Nevada

Contractor: Hain Enterprises
Manufacturer: Basalite Concrete Products
Designer: Mark Hain

Through painstaking scribing and an insistence on precision hand-made cuts, Hain Enterprises crafted a court that's the envy of all Nevada Wolfpack fans and that will last a lifetime. The use of several different paver colors and shapes enhance the periphery of the logo and help create a complete artistic canvas. The replication of the logo can be seen by airplane passengers flying south of Reno.



Concrete Paver - Commercial (Less than 15,000 square feet)

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Territory Square Library Florence, Arizona

Contractor: Re-Create Companies, LLC
Manufacturer: Belgard

"Square" is the word that describes the Territory Square Library and Recreation Center installation. The overall layout includes stacked bond walkways with 12" x 12" pavers as well as field pavers in an ashlar pattern. A ground face soldier course elegantly frames each paver area. The differing paver colors helped keep consistency with the overall design of the building.



Concrete Paver - Commercial (More than 15,000 square feet)

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Centennial Mall Lincoln, Nebraska

Contractor: Dreamscapes, Inc
Manufacturer: Pavestone Company
Designer: Clark Enerson

Thirty thousand square feet of various colored pavers were used to depict the different eco-regions of Nebraska at the Centennial Mall. Using special tools and creative talents, the contractor engraved and inlaid the pavers to depict Nebraska's rivers and railroad lines. The design also included a dark, monolithic, square edged paver to highlight the importance of the state capitol building. Fountains along the way celebrate education, imagination, and creativity to support Nebraska's motto: "The Good Life."



Concrete Paver - Permeable - Residential

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Post Oak Community Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor: Surfaces Group, LLC
Manufacturer: Pavestone Company
Designer: Watts & Browning Engineers, Inc.

Permeable pavers were required to meet the impervious cover limitations and water quality requirements at Post Oak Community. The four-piece combo 'Eco-Venetian' paver provides visual interest while managing drainage and stormwater detention. The 'Chattanooga Sandstone' color includes earthy buff and charcoal tones to make a subtle blend like that of natural stone.



Concrete Paver - Permeable - Commercial

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Sea Scout Base Galveston Galveston, Texas

Contractor: Gulf Coast Pavers
Manufacturer: Pavestone Company
Designer: Studio Outside

Concrete unit pavers used throughout the Sea Scout Base Galveston site connect spaces and provide a functional yet beautiful floor of high end finishes and textures. Parking and driveways have permeable pavers, allowing rainwater to be collected via below-grade storage. By using locally manufactured pavers in colors with high solar reflectivity, the job earned a Platinum LEED Certification.



Segmental Retaining Walls - Residential

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Sloping Backyard Reshaped Into a Paradise Leipers Fork, Tennessee

Contractor: Greenworks Landscaping
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Kyle Peek, Peek Pools & Spas

Split-face Tennessee stone was used for the pool veneer and stair risers. 'Cambria' pavers were used for the patio deck and Kichler lighting for the hardscapes, landscapes and underwater. The entire project took about 90 days from start to finish and includes the multi-level patio area, water features, outdoor kitchen area, fire pit and nighttime lighting.



Segmental Retaining Walls - Commercial

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Notre Dame de Sion High School New Athletic Complex Kansas City, Missouri

Contractor: Lewis Block & Supply Company
Manufacturer: Pavestone Company
Designer: PGAV Architects

Twenty-five thousand square feet of 'Diamond Pro Straight' retaining wall blocks were used for the Notre Dame de Sion High School project. The property had to be leveled to accommodate the new track & field. The main wall ranges from 20' tall at the east end of the property, down to 3' on the north side of the property. The wall block also aesthetically improved the entry, walk and ramp areas by adding texture, color and direction for spectators and athletes.



Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential (Less than 4,000 square feet)

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Butler Rear Yard Makeover Oceanside, California

Contractor: Landmark Pavers
Manufacturer: Belgard
Designer: Isaiah Ruczewski

Landmark Pavers designed a family-friendly, conversational fire pit surrounded by freestanding seating walls as the focal point of the hardscape setting. A 'Cambridge Cobble' patio, accented by raised planter bed walls with soft curved lines, was installed in conjunction with an artificial turf yard to complete this outdoor entertaining space.



Combination of Hardscape Products - Residential (More than 4,000 square feet)

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Baltazar Residence Wilbraham, Massachusetts

Contractor: Bahler Brothers
Manufacturer: Techno-Bloc
Designers: Jen Kloter, Bahler Brothers

A series of retaining walls and levels of patios create several outdoor rooms and functions. The overall design and curve of each of the 10 walls was worked on with purpose - some creating niches for more intimate areas, some for slightly expanded areas and some as connections between spaces. The chosen materials all blend and work together with the attention going to the vanishing edge pool and the view beyond it.



Combination of Hardscape Products - Commercial (Less than 20,000 square feet)

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Nursing Home Courtyard Wilmington, Massachusetts

Contractor: Monello Landscape Industries
Manufacturer: Techno-Bloc
Designer: Joe Monello

Leathered granite was installed for the outdoor kitchen countertops and tables throughout the courtyard, half of which were lowered to ADA height compliance. The main patio has 'Blu 60' aged pavers while the inner walkways contain smooth pavers. Seat walls were installed with 'Mini Creta' wall block. Custom pavers have the company's logo and location.



Combination of Hardscape Products - Commercial (More than 20,000 square feet)

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Nursing Home Courtyard Wilmington, Massachusetts

Contractor: The Legacy Paver Group
Manufacturer: Pavestone Company, Natural Granite Pavers

The University of San Francisco campus has undergone major redevelopment over the last eight years, removing asphalt driveways and paths and replacing them with over 50,000 square feet of interlocking pavers. The addition of the new science building included over 30,000 square feet of granite pavers. The campus walk pavers are 'Villa' pavers and the science building pavers are custom-cut granite slabs in various sizes and shades of grey.



As seen in LC/DBM magazine, October 2017.






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