Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Laurel, MD, United States
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory underwent an initiative to redevelop its central open space and associated dining terrace. Ayers Saint Gross’ landscape architects designed a unified master plan linking a large green open space with the more intimate human scale spaces. Stormwater management control was incorporated as an attractive amenity and solves functional purposes. A dining terrace expansion allows for shaded seating and provides a larger space for events. The adjacent Central Green area has a loop path for exercise, plantings for shade and a series of small “Innovation Spaces” for impromptu meetings.