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 […]
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 […]
Our office provided extensive planning services for the City of Hammond’s proposed wayfinding sign system. A comprehensive network of signs and markers was designed to provide direction to visitors (both pedestrians and drivers). In addition to signage, our planning efforts included landscape and lighting recommendations.
Our office was retained by the Hammond, LA Downtown Development District to design and detail improvements to this area. Our preliminary designs were developed by a local engineering firm, and we were eventually asked to provide a landscape design, which was to provide shade, spatial definition, safe pedestrian/vehicular interfaces, and a cohesive design to bind […]
The City of Hammond selected Dufreche-Perkins and Associates to provide Design, Construction Documentation, and Construction Administration for a pedestrian linkage from their historic downtown area to their modern shopping district and Mall (approximately a mile distant). The use of Transportation Enhancement Grant (TEA-21) funding, and the proximity of the sidewalk to a state highway, required […]
The Hammond Downtown Development District commissioned Dufreche-Perkins & Associates to develop a master plan for a downtown urban park. As envisioned by the planning team, the park would act as a formal urban space located in central downtown Hammond. The program requirements for the project were to create an urban space, that in conjunction with […]
The Hammond Downtown Development 2002 Master Plan Update, was initiated by the Hammond Downtown Development District (DDD), with the professional assistance of the consultant team of Dufreche-Perkins & Associates, Landscape Architects and Planners, Robert J. Marak, Consulting Urban Planner, and Ace Torre, Consulting Urban Designer. The Plan Update includes input from over 80 citizens, business […]
Dufreche-Perkins & Associates were retained to provide planning and site design for this retail shopping center. The provision of an entry avenue allowed for a strong visual entry feature, and allows vehicular traffic to penetrate the site easily. The owner’s commitment to following our design guidance resulted in a facility not aesthetically matched by any […]