Project Profile:

National Archives

Project Summary

The goal of this project was to provide emergency access while preserving harmony with the wooded forest setting. Heat reflectivity is eliminated, thus saving energy costs. Pedestrian walk/jog pathways appear to be only wide enough for their use, but are actually the width of the path plus the grass area to accommodate fire trucks. Snow plowing can be done since the area is well delineated.

Address

8601-A Adelphi Road, Adelphi, MD 20783

Install Size

1152 m2 (12,396 sq ft)

Designer

HOK, Washington, DC

Contractor

Varsity Sod Company installed 325 m2 - June1993. Varsity Sod Company installed 372 m2 - July 1993. KT Enterprises, Inc. installed 180 m2 - August 1993. KT Enterprises, Inc. installed 275 m2 - September 1993. 001 West Fax Drive, Chantilly, VA 22021

Project Gallery

Turf Pavers were installed for fire lane access and jogging at National Archives, Adelphi, Maryland, using Grasspave2.
Fire lane near the front entrance is also a lawn garden. An outdoor eating area to the right has a beautiful setting with grass and large trees.
Grass Pavement was installed for fire lane access and jogging at National Archives, Adelphi, Maryland, using Grasspave2.
Building and trees effectively delineate the firelane. Trees and grass provide cooler reflectivity and less air conditioning is required. Bollards are used to delineate the fire truck access.
Pervious Pavers were installed for fire lane access and jogging at National Archives, Adelphi, Maryland, using Grasspave2.
The grass reinforced area provides access for emergency and maintenance vehicles and protects the grass from pedestrians who like to jog on a softer surface.