Oak Ridge National Lab

Working with the project architects, Hedstrom Design prepared an overall planting design concept and landscape design for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Modernization of Laboratory Facilities Project.  The new Multiprogram Laboratory Facility provides modern laboratories, lab offices and support function spaces for material and chemical research and development.  In keeping with the overall master plan intent for the campus, landscape and site features support the development of a pedestrian corridor.  Traversing ten feet of grade change, a series of steps, landings, and planters allow visitors to reach the main entrance with an alternate accessible path that brings visitors to the front door through a series of gardens and natural stone walls. To help achieve a LEED Gold rating, water captured on site is redistributed into planted areas, and roof water is harnessed in cisterns to be used with a custom drip irrigation system.