Hanson Ave - COVER IMAGE

In late 2013, the Hammond Downtown Development District approached Adam Perkins with a request to design a pedestrian plaza to provide safe and controlled pedestrian access across what was once a vehicular Railroad crossing in Downtown Hammond, LA.  Intended to act as a nexus connecting new commercial development to the west, an existing public sidewalk […]

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In early 2014, the Hammond Downtown Development District approached Adam Perkins with a request to provide design and documentation for a second phase of improvements to Cate Square Park, in Downtown Hammond, LA.  The final projects consists of the installation of numerous Live Oaks, walkway plantings and irrigation, and improved pedestrian access.  The relocation of […]

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Scene 1 - Independence - SPLASH PARK MODEL 03-11-14

In February 2014, Independence City Hall and Recreation District representatives approached Dufreche-Perkins with a request to design a public “Splash Pad” to enhance a planned Downtown pavilion.  The resulting design provides a shaded, centrally located children’s play area, and ensures their safety with a secure fence around the splash area.  Early design modeling was met […]

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Dufreche-Perkins & Associates were retained by Holly and Smith Architects to provide landscape design for this building renovation and expansion on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University. An existing stand of Live Oaks necessitated careful root-protection measures during the installation of the extensive irrigation system, which included a formal Track and Field venue in addition […]

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Laplace Elementary

Posted 02.13.2013

Holly and Smith Architects approached Dufreche-Perkins & Associates with a request to provide both analysis and design input for this Elementary School renovation and expansion. Our firm provided an evaluation of the campus prior to the commencement of design work, and has produced preliminary landscape Construction Documents. Having completed our Site Analysis, we are currently […]

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Dufreche-Perkins & Associates were selected by Holly and Smith Architects to provide landscape design for a new student auditorium at Zachary High School. Local landscape regulations placed unusual demands on the design, requiring careful selection of materials to achieve required quantities of plants without creating spatial conflicts. Large shade trees were an existing site feature […]

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Rownd Residence

Posted 02.13.2013

This design presented the conflicting issues of requiring barrier-free access to the home and pool area, and requiring the home to be set substantially higher than the roadway or adjacent houses. Our firm responded with a design incorporating retaining walls, a carefully arranged grading plan, and a comprehensive fencing plan surrounding swimming pool featuring barrier-free […]

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