U.S. Embassies

Multiple Countries

IBI Group

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates

Pine & Swallow has provided soil and drainage design for many United States Embassies including Mexico City, Mexico; Baghdad and Erbil, Iraq; Kabul, Afghanistan; Oslo, Norway; Tunis, Tunisia; Paramaribo, Surinam; and Hanoi, Vietnam. Pine & Swallow evaluated existing soil and horticultural conditions at each site and researched soil supplies to meet a multitude of planting contexts ranging from high-use turf to complex plantings in a range of climate and environmental conditions. Incorporation of local earth materials and utilization of local customary construction practices has been essential.

Naturalized LandscapesOn-Site Soil RestorationStormwater BiotreatmentStreetscapesStructural SoilsUrban Soil ConditionsWetlands / Water
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