Landscape Architect Mark Garff’s Work is in the Spotlight

Congrats to Johnston Architects for receiving a great write up on the Greenfire Campus project in the prestigious Alaska Airlines magazine.

Panoramic photo of Greenfire campus

One of SCJ Alliance‘s newest designers — Mark Garff, ASLA Principal Landscape Architect — was the lead landscape architect on this mixed-use project. He provided planting and site design leadership on the consulting team while at a Kirkland based environmental engineering firm. Mark now provides day-to-day leadership in SCJ’s Seattle office, a Project Groundwork studio.

Ground level photo of Greenfire campusIn the heart of Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, eco-friendly residential living defines the Greenfire Campus landscape, which includes a four-story office building and a six-story apartment building.

There are generous outdoor spaces between the two buildings, which each have two green roof gardens irrigated by rainwater.

Residents of the 18 apartments each have their own P-patch (gardening space) on the ground level, with additional P-patches on the green roofs.

Photo of Greenfire campus entranceOn-site composting, common areas with a rainwater-fed water feature, a wildlife friendly interior landscape, drought tolerant and native plants, and more, round out the landscape. The project also includes solar hot water and PV, and fantastic detailing in steel, wood, concrete and stone.

Congrats on a great project Ray Johnston and Mark!

Read the entire Alaska Airlines Deep Green: New Urban Projects Build Sustainability story or visit Mark’s Facebook photo album.

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