The Nature Conservancy
Winner of both the 2002 Distinguished Xeriscape and Best Use of Native Vegetation to Attract Wildlife from the Arizona Dept. of Water Resource Congratulations to The Nature Conservancy and Designer J.C. Chinnock from Invisible Structures, Inc. and thanks for using Gravelpave2. The Nature Conservancy, Arizona Chapter, is the main nonprofit organization to which Grand Canyon Trust is affiliated. Since the Gravelpave2 installation at the latter was doing so well, Nature Conservancy wanted a porous driveway and parking lot also. The overall site is landscaped in desert plantings, so the parking lot blends in nicely. The light colored stone absorbs less heat than an asphalt surface, so the site has less reflective heat.
1510 East Fort Lowell, Tucson, AZ 85719, contact: Michael McDonald 520-622-3861
2470 m2 (26,587 sf)
Volunteers with Invisible Structures supervision
Front of The Nature Conservancy showing diagonal parking and desert landscaping.
View of rear of the building with sunshades and low heat reflection of Gravelpave2 surfacing.
Islands of vegetation between parking bay sections add design interest and mix well with desert plants.
Wheel stops were located away from the sidewalk to allow for good access. The stops also mark parking spaces, eliminating the need for striping on the Gravelpave2 surface.