Sand Creek Byway Project
2001-2012, Sandpoint, ID
Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Mark Spitzer Design, Tom Runa Landscape Architects, Beck & Baird Landscape Architects, CH2MHill Engineers and Project Prime URS
Sponsored by Idaho Transportation Department
This project includes a Public Art and Urban Design Conceptual Plan led by Vicki Scuri Siteworks. The plan introduces a major environmental feature, the living wall concept, which replaces traditional post-and-beam highway construction with MSE green walls. The project, sited between Lake Pend Oreille and Sand Creek, is the backdrop to downtown Sandpoint. Implementing the MSE Green Wall in place of traditional concrete structures allowed the Team to address the concerns of the community creating a park-like space rather than a freeway under-story at the backside of downtown. Other elements of the project include three entryway bridges, the Sand Creek boardwalk, bicycle paths, trails, retaining walls, lighting, drainage ponds, wetland mitigation, and fish and wildlife habitat mitigation.
Vicki Scuri collaborating with Mark Spitzer Designs and the Project Team transformed the relationship of infrastructure to site making the byway into a “Green Ribbon Project.”
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