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[+]UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN CRISLER CENTER LANDSCAPE
LOCATION: ANN ARBOR, MI
“Our goal is to create a home court advantage while making the fan experience memorable from the moment they arrive.” states Athletic Director Dave Brandon about renovations to Crisler Arena, home of University of Michigan Basketball.
HAA is the landscape architect for the project, working as part of a larger design team in helping to realize Dave Brandon’s vision. HAA’s scope includes landscape design and space programming for a roof garden entertainment space (it allows canopy set-ups for inclement weather) and the main entrance plaza. Extensive seat walls are artfully integrated with landscape plantings to accommodate fans waiting to meet friends. Universal accessibility is achieved by utilizing planters and bollards for curbing; permeable paving meets stringent City of Ann Arbor requirements for storm water management. The service area, circulation and parking changes also were addressed as part of site improvements.