City of Phoenix Crime Lab – Phoenix, Arizona

The City of Phoenix Police Department developed a downtown city block for a full service,state of the art crime lab and underground parking garage. Raised planters were designed with structural soil mix appropriate for the structure and to support low water use plant materials. The street level plaza was designed to arrange the planters and present an array of walkways to lead visitors to the main entrance without creating visibility issues for security or areas that could be used for extended periods of time. Planters were sized to support large trees, and those witha limited depth were used to incorporate vertical trellis panels to introduce plant material and greenery. Agaves were selected to provide strong accents, but don’t produce offsets to minimize maintenance and replacements.