The S. Mark Taper Pierce Botanical Garden project consisted of:
- Two acres of a formerly lawn-covered quad in the middle of the campus dedicated to a garden
- The garden has more than 600 species of drought-tolerant plants and requires about 70 percent less water than the lawn that preceded it.
- Project scope included:
- Landscaping and drip irrigation system
- Hardscape (patios, retaining walls and walkways)
- Shade structures of botanical plant signage
- Winding concrete walkway called the ”Evolution Walk,” stamped with fossil images along the path
- The new S. Mark Taper Botanical Garden at Pierce College includes an array of Mediterranean plants, including Australian and South African-native shrubs.
- The College’s garden also includes many Southern Californian native plants, making it a sustainable garden that is drought-resistant.
- The work area for the second phase of the garden is 47,700 sq. ft. The entire Botanical Garden area is approximately 80,300 sq. ft.
- A 2,500 sq. ft. pond is the garden centerpiece.
Owner and Contact Information:
Tom Hall, LACCD
Executive Director Facilities
Project/ Construction Management Team:
Swinerton/ Beezley Management/ LACCD Facilities Dept.
Beezley Project Representative/Role:
Jonathan Levy, Program Representative
Ground Control Inc.
2006 – 2007