Two Monument Plaza
TWO MONUMENT PLAZA
LOCATION: PORTLAND, ME
SITE METRICS: +/- 6,000 SF urban plaza
SCOPE: landscape architecture, uRBAN DESIGn
ALA provided design strategies and a detailed pricing set for an urban pocket located in the heart of Portland. The site parameters called for a plaza that would accommodate excellent pedestrian circulation and require little maintenance. Various initial concepts were presented— some that considered grade change via the incorporation of steps to distinguish the plaza and others that were flush with the adjacent right-of-way and provided substantial, linear, granite blocks for seating. ALA also proposed the incorporation of rotating sculpture and met with the City Arborist to best understand the existing street tree network and City goals.