OUTDOOR ILLUMINATION SELECTED FOR ASLA
GREEN ROOF PROJECT
Green Roof Features the Latest in Lighting Technology
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006---The American Society of Landscape
Architects (ASLA) has selected Outdoor Illumination, Inc.
to design the outdoor lighting for its green roof in downtown
“Outdoor Illumination was selected to help create an
enjoyable environment for nighttime use of our green roof.
As an ASLA member and a leader in the landscape lighting field,
Outdoor Illumination has been generous in sharing their experience
and technical expertise with our design and construction team,”
said Nancy Somerville, executive vice president and CEO of
"We were thrilled to have played a role in the green
roof at ASLA. Our design was intended to create an 'outdoor
room' at night, employing indirect lighting via efficient
halogen lamps. Aimed at creating comfort and safety for associates
and guests, the perimeters were to be defined and the initial
walk out was gently illuminated,” said Mark Oxley, president
of Outdoor Illumination, Inc.
The ASLA green roof demonstrates the environmental and aesthetic
value of green roofs; encouraging more widespread use of green
roofs locally and nationally; and showcasing the value landscape
architects bring to this type of project. The project was
officially dedicated on April 22, 2006 and is open for public
tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays by calling 202-898-2444.
Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association
for landscape architects, representing more than 16,000 members
in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. Landscape
architecture is a comprehensive discipline of land analysis,
planning, design, management, preservation, and rehabilitation.
ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances
the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and
fellowship. Members of the Society use their “ASLA”
suffix after their names to denote membership and their commitment
to the highest ethical standards of the profession. Learn
more about landscape architecture online at www.asla.org.
About Outdoor Illumination
As we approach our tenth season in business, Outdoor Illumination
has served the aesthetic landscape lighting needs for over
2,000 distinctive properties, both residential and commercial,
throughout Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the
District of Columbia. We work closely with hundreds of design
professionals, including over 100 ASLA members.
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