Top 100 2013 CoD+A Awards - Collaboration of Design + Art


Sand Creek Byway Project "Green Ribbon"
2001-2012, Sandpoint, ID

Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Mark Spitzer Designs (consulting architect)
Architect: Tom Runa Group
Landscape Architect: Beck & Baird Landscape Architects
Engineers: The Washington Group/URS the Washington Division and CH2MHill Engineers
Sponsored by the Idaho Transportation Department

Awards:  2014 CODAworx Top 100 Projects, Landscape Merit Award
2013 CoDA Top 100 Projects
2013 ASCE Region 8, Project of the Year > $10M
2013 National ACEC Engineering Excellence Award
2013 Idaho ACEC Engineering Excellence Award
2013 WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Project  

This project includes a Public Art and Urban Design Conceptual Plan led by Vicki Scuri SiteWorks with Mark Spitzer Designs. 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.

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