Ramara Administration Building
Envision-Tatham was retained by the Township of Ramara to prepare the public space and landscape design for the Ramara Administration Building. The key feature of the site development was the inclusion of a civic plaza in the building foreground, which provided a location to establish a live Christmas tree. The plaza is designed for both active and passive use and has become an important public space for Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and other public gatherings. A unique aspect of the project was the Low Impact Development (LID) approach used for management of parking lot stormwater. In collaboration with our engineers, we designed and implemented planted bio-retention swales within the parking lot islands. The project was completed in 2012 and now serves as an important and visible civic centre for the Township of Ramara.