Project Type: Commercial

Project Description

Anne Arundel Community College is opening its new Health & Life Sciences Building this summer, and Live Green couldn’t be more excited to be a part of its construction. Working towards gaining LEED Silver certification, the project is environmentally friendly and resource-efficient. Live Green played an integral part in creating the building’s welcoming exterior for current and prospective students, teachers, and campus visitors.

Upon entering the building grounds, a meandering path of Hanover Prest Brick pavers leads to the doors, flanked by inkberry holly and deciduous trees that will bring a colorful personality to the campus come Autumn semester. Bio-retention basins, surrounded by weir walls, stones, and striking landscape boulders line the front perimeter. These basins will serve as stormwater management by collecting stormwater runoff, filtering it naturally.

As visitors peruse the college’s updated grounds, they will find benches, litter receptacles, tables, and bike racks. These amenities, installed by Live Green, showcase a desire by the campus to encourage outdoor activity. Concrete unit paver pathways, lined with dogwoods, willow oaks, and linden trees, lead students from the science buildings to the gym and career center. Curving pre-cast concrete seat walls encompass a sodded lawn and provide outdoor seating for students looking to escape the rigors of labs.

The paver pathway leads further to Campus Lots C & D, where a field of black-eyed Susans catches one’s eye, and flowering plants flourish. Students can easily recognize butterflies, bees, and other vital pollinators amid the native meadow mix.

With fresh green sod, healthy perennials, and meadows of colorful wildflowers throughout the building grounds, Live Green knows the incoming students will feel at home when they step foot on campus next semester.

Project Description

Since last fall, Live Green has been working with Chesapeake Contracting Group at McDonogh, a top-ranking college preparatory school located on 800 pastoral acres in Owings Mills. Our work at McDonogh began with a full design and build of an irrigation system for the school’s new senior quad and Greenbaum Middle School building addition. The irrigation system will keep the Finney Senior Quad and the activity lawn healthy through each season.

We also lined the perimeter of the building with hundreds of shrubs, grasses, and perennials. A variety of freshly planted trees now dapple the campus – including hollies, dogwoods, flowering magnolias, and stand-out Japanese cherry trees. Live Green crews laid healthy turfgrass sod across the new building’s grounds and bioretention slopes, then assured its establishment over the following weeks. The dedicated and frequent post-installation maintenance of the new plants and grass has brightened the campus and will keep the property flourishing.

Teachers at McDonogh have educated students since 1873 on one of the most beautiful campuses in Maryland, and Live Green is proud to have another chance to bury its roots in the school’s lively, historical grounds.

Project Description

The Howard County Circuit Courthouse project has been under way since June 2019, establishing a new site to replace the old and inadequate courthouse built 175 years ago. Live Green took the scene in September 2020 to begin an extensive landscaping venture. The crew began by installing a permeable grassy firelane and introducing a handful of plantings around the rear of the building. The project also calls for a whopping 3,000 cubic yards of topsoil, which scales out to almost 3,500 tons.

However, the star feature of the Courthouse so far has been the installation of 13 Carderock stone boulders weighing between 15,000 – 18,000 pounds each. Over the course of two days, the Live Green team safely brought in essential equipment to lift the tonnage under the guidance of experienced foremen and crew. The installation process began by marking planned locations for the barrier, followed by using a mini excavator to dig large holes wide enough to fit each boulder. The holes were filled with crushed gravel and a nonwoven geotextile placed between the soil and gravel for separation. A leader then guided the crane to install the boulder in the exact location. After the installation of every boulder, the crew used a jumping jack tamper to compact the soil and provide a level foundation.

While the Live Green team has accomplished plenty at the Howard County Circuit Courthouse site to date, the project is still a work in progress and the team is eager to plant 18,000+ perennials and install pavers in the spring.  We are excited to see the final project come together while being a part of Howard County’s historical moment.

Project Description

Sheppard Pratt Health System’s latest state-of-the-art hospital campus in Howard county encompasses 40 acres, and upon opening, will uniquely position the Hospital to meet the ever-increasing medical needs of our community. The new design features outdoor courtyards, terraces, and therapeutic recreational environments to support treatment, healing, and recovery.

To enhance the peacefulness of the grounds, Live Green is planting 388 trees, 2,088 shrubs, and 19,987 ornamental grasses and perennials across the campus. Among the perennials visitors will recognize an abundance of hypericum calycinum, or ‘Aaron’s Beard’, a relative of the more well-known ‘St. John’s Wort’, and purple coneflower, both of which add a pop of color to the landscape. The campus is surrounded by stormwater bioponds, which Live Green will be planting, mulching, and doing a portion of wildflower seeding.

The main courtyard will be filled with fresh white shrubs and flowers, including delicate giant snowdrops, windflower anemones, and White Gumpo azaleas that create a soothing atmosphere, perfect for sitting and gaining clarity. The courtyard is complete with shade and flowering trees, making it an ideal space for patients to relax and organize their thoughts. Other get-away spaces include the community garden and the adolescent basketball half-court, which Live Green is making an energizing green space with American hornbeam and flowering burkwood virbunum.

Focusing on mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse, Sheppard Pratt’s cutting-edge facility will offer innovative care to our community, and Live Green is proud to offer outdoor services that help contribute to their mission.

Project Description

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Pinkard Building is a 36,000 square-foot addition, which includes plenty of dynamic new learning, research, and office spaces – and of course beautiful landscape and hardscape renovations. The Live Green team has worked tirelessly this past summer on a myriad of these improvements, displaying our finest skills.

Our work at the prominent courtyard has become the true star of the show. A granite fountain feature, which could also serve as seating, welcomes visitors and fosters a peaceful setting. We designed and built a new irrigation system, and subsequently graded and sodded 1,700 sq. ft. of the area. We installed 2,395 sq. ft. of pavers, surrounding them with healthy soil and a variety of shrubs and perennials. Live Green also planted honey locusts and heritage river birches, which are highly adaptable to the local environment and will provide shade over the courtyard. For the finishing touches, Foreman Rodrigo and his crew installed benches, café tables, and chairs.

Elsewhere throughout the site, the crew has installed bike racks, lawn chairs, bollards, and other site amenities. We complemented the streetscape with lilyturf—a grass-like perennial with lilac-purple flowers that produces berries in the fall—groundcover roses, and reed grass. We laid 1,700 sq. ft. of concrete and brick pavers, and 3,333 sq. ft. of concrete sidewalk which has created a winding pathway for future students to get to the building. Plus, two ADA accessible handicap ramps can now give additional access.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is ranked number one in the country for its master’s program, and second for its Doctor of Nursing practice program. Live Green is extremely proud to be a part of the innovative campus’s latest transformation and to help welcome new and prospective students to the school.

Project Description

Morgan State University’s new Tyler Hall is the latest addition to the 152-year-old campus in the midst of an transformation.

The modern, $88 million building off Cold Spring Lane and Perring Parkway is another expansion of the urban campus that has been experiencing a growth spurt over the past decade. Morgan opened The Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management in 2015 and the Martin D. Jenkins Hall for Behavioral and Social Sciences on campus in 2017.

Live Green worked with Barton Malow and the MSU campus community in a participatory creative process to design striking landscaping work that would embody the university’s heritage, identity,
and mission.

Key design principles include approximately 6,700 sq.ft. of lawn restoration, laying of topsoil in all planting areas and bioretention ponds, and installation and relocation of trees,
shrubs, and perennials. As the new home to student services and various business functions, it will foster a sense of community and synergy.

Upon its opening, Tyler Hall will become a vital touchpoint for the university. It’s conveniently located in the heart of campus and when students visit Morgan’s campus for the very first time, many will have their first stop in Tyler Hall. Live Green is very lucky to provide the backdrop for first impressions.

Project Description

Development at Baltimore’s newest luxury apartment project in Little Italy is moving toward its final stage and we at Live Green could not be any happier helping to make this project come to life.

The modern, glass tower is the newest landmark on Baltimore’s skyline and the latest luxury multifamily project. In an area flourishing with convenience, entertainment, and possibility, Avalon Harbor East will feature brand new studios and varying size bedroom apartment homes.

Our team at Live Green is responsible for work on several floors of the building. We installed pedestal paver, and stone on the 7th and 21st floor private balconies, along with several more scattered around the building. Additionally, we installed plantings, an artificial turf dog park, and more pedestal pavers on the 8th floor amenity area. The 8th floor will feature a Live Roof tray system to provide for even more green space on the roof! All the way up on the 24th floor roof deck, we are highlighting the pool area with approximately 5,000 Sq. Ft. of wood-look, and
stone-look porcelain pavers, and plantings.

The last part of Live Green’s work is on the ground level. We are installing approximately 5,000 Sq. Ft. of concrete pavers, new soil mixes, site furnishings, a complete irrigation system, and new plants to make the building complete.

Avalon Harbor East is conveniently located along Baltimore’s Harbor East, providing the new residents direct access to on-site shopping and dining. Centrally located between the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, Harbor East, and Fells Point, Avalon 555 President will provide easy access to I-83 and I-395, making commuting a breeze.

The project is coming together beautifully and the developers are very happy with the progress.

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Customer needed additional off-street parking on a very busy road.

Parking was increased by almost 400 sf with Keystone retaining wall and a reinforced concrete pad.

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From 90 year old brick that was failing to an elegant flagstone entrance walk.

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Never lose sight of where you are headed with a custom designed compass rose on your patio or driveway.