Kauffman Center Landscape Combines Beauty and Function

Posted 6 years ago


The new Kauffman Center for Performing Arts by architect Moshe Safdie dramatically performs a feat of beauty against the Kansas City skyline, but what lies below the building works just as hard to support the center’s extended programming. “Most landscapes are created for aesthetics. Now it’s time to put those beautiful landscapes to work. We need them to perform. We need to adapt our machine,” said Jeff Bruce, managing principal of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Co. who partnered with Reed Hilderbrand Associates in Watertown, MA on the surrounding grounds and green-roof. Bruce, a soils expert, chose a StaLok® Fiber mixture to support drainage in the root-zone and provide strength for whatever song and dance the turf needs to support. Read more here and here.

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