Skip to main content

Independence Commons and Plaza

Joint Base Lewis-McChord

BergerABAM landscape architects assessed the site to determine a placement for the building that would facilitate access by pedestrians coming from surrounding facilities and by semitrailers making deliveries. Our design for the main entry plaza accommodates a substantial flow of visitors and encourages social interaction and seating with elements, such as a plaza off the main dining area for outdoor dining in nice weather. The design also incorporates sustainable stormwater management techniques like an underground infiltration trench for roof drains and bioretention facilities that can handle the drainage from the entire site. We also prepared a 3-D model and color graphics showing the proposed improvements for our client, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Services Provided by BergerABAM: 
  • Site Assessment
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • 3-D Modeling
  • Low Impact Development Stormwater Design
  • Antiterrorism/Force Protection Design