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Baha Mar landscape designers win award

Landscape architecture firm Foster Conant & Associates recently received an award from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the redesigned West Bay Street area around Baha Mar. Pictured: The boardwalk at Hobby Horse Lake is a popular design feature on the new West Bay Street. (Photo via Foster Conant & Associates) 

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Friday, August 16, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013

US landscape architecture firm Foster Conant & Associates recently received the 2013 Award of Honor in the Commercial category from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for the redesigned West Bay Street area around Baha Mar .


The ASLA is a premier professional association for landscape architects with members based in the US and 42 countries around the world. The award, judged by industry peers, recognizes inspired and imaginative landscape architectural design that adds to the body of work in the landscape architecture profession.

The West Bay Street project, considered a “remarkable display of landscape architecture” by the jury, utilizes environmental factors to engage the local community and to create a safe, unique experience for pedestrians and drivers.

Energy efficient lighting is used to light the roads, while large, indigenous trees have been transplanted from the old West Bay Street Park and arranged along walkways to provide shade.

The park also includes signature décor such as coral pink sidewalks, crushed queen conch shells used in the five round-a-bouts and Casuarina tree benches designed and produced by Bahamian artist Antonius Roberts.

The Ministry of Tourism is targetting the group meeting and conference market, with the Nassau and Paradise Island Promotion Board hosting a group of meeting and event planners. Watch a ZNS Network news report here.

President of the Bahamian Contractors Association (BCA), Godfrey Forbes, says The Bahamas is ahead of Caribbean counterparts in regulation, as the association deliberates on the latest draft of the Contractors Bill.

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