Wanting to consolidate their North American Engineering offices, this Japanese Auto parts manufacturer chose this growing Tennessee city to build their new North American Headquarters.
Situated in Murfreesboro's Gateway District brought design challenges which Bostick Landscape Architects (BLA) met head-on. One of the district's requirements is creating a formal open space on the property for tenants of the building. BLA achieved this through a patio area with a curved exposed aggregate band to represent a stream.
On either end, seating areas define the stream, representing a zen garden approach with large boulders and crushed limestone. Shade structures bring shade to the designated smoking areas. Planting lines define the overall patio to separate the large area into smaller, more intimate spaces.
BLA used numerous trees of varying sizes to create immediate shade and set the building into its surroundings. BLA implemented smart irrigation control to keep up with the modern company.