Site solutions was a part of one of three finalist Consultant teams invited by the Federal Government to prepare plans to design the new Martin Army Hospital at Fort Benning, GA. The approximately $340,000,000 facility is sited on a 160 acre site, with only 47 acres developed. Site solutions worked carefully with the hospital design architect to plan and site the facility to maximize views, preserve old growth tree areas, retain on site stormwater, and to integrate the interior and exterior environments for the army’s returning and convalescing warriors.
As part of the site design program, Site solutions designed a major Physical Therapy Garden, a Family and Sculpture Garden, extensive roof gardens, a Motor Arrival Court, and exterior dining areas. Water is featured predominately throughout the design, with ponds, fountains, runnels connecting the complex, and providing the soothing and healing sounds of water as a constant deign rhythm. Planting layouts reflect the crisp, proud, precise traditions of the military in the welcoming arrival spaces, with a more informal and relaxed layout in the spaces geared to the convalescent warrior.
Throughout the design, Site solutions utilized native and naturalized plantings, incorporated sustainable water harvesting practices, created and mitigated roof runoff through extensive roof gardens. The facility and its site were designed to deliver a LEED Silver rating.
Site solutions role included site master planning consultation, and complete landscape architectural design including hardscape, softscape, fountain, grading, lighting and rooftop garden design totaling over $6,500,000.
Client: US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District