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  • Proximity to parkingVehicular access for deliveries, cateringAbility to close off without disrupting regular visitors
  • Getting the Most Out of Outdoor Event Spaces Marshall

    1. 1. DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR EVENT SPACES<br />Missy Marshall<br />M·T·R Landscape Architects, LLC<br />June 3, 2010<br />
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    5. 5. Outdoor Event Spaces(vs. indoor venues)<br />Use assets public gardens already have<br />Take advantage of special appeal of gardens for memorable moments<br />Less expensive than conditioned indoor space<br />More flexible than buildings<br />Can generate revenue<br />Provide additional space when adjacent to indoor event spaces<br />
    6. 6. Location Considerations<br />Proximity to parking<br />Access for service vehicles<br />Ability to separate from main visitor areas<br />Proximity to indoor support spaces (event spaces, kitchens, bathrooms)<br />
    7. 7. H.O Smith Botanic GardensPenn State University<br />
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    9. 9. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden<br />
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    11. 11. Size Considerations<br />Types of events <br />Weddings<br />Parties<br />Fundraisers & Festivals<br />Educational<br />Concerts<br />At tables – 15 sf per person<br />Seated in rows – 10 sf per person<br />Tents – multiples of 20’<br />
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    16. 16. Flexible Use<br />Various configurations of events<br />Daytime/ night time<br />Education considerations<br />
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    21. 21. Placeholder – Phipps terraces<br />
    22. 22. Breakout Spaces<br />Bar space(s)<br />Smaller sitting areas<br />Special displays<br />Entertainment<br />
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    28. 28. Shade & Shelter<br />Outdoor Pavilions<br />Tents<br />Can have sides<br />Some conditioning possible<br />Paved or grass surface<br />Tent/Building Combinations<br />Windbreaks<br />Shade trees<br />Site Orientation<br />Water features for cooling<br />
    29. 29. Holden Arboretum<br />
    30. 30. Chicago Botanic Garden<br />
    31. 31. Or overland’s photo – tent shot<br />
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    33. 33. Service & Infrastructure<br />Bathrooms<br />Service Vehicles<br />Catering spaces<br />Electricity<br />Night Lighting<br />
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    39. 39. Night lighting – fountain PSU?<br />
    40. 40. Thoughtful Planting Design<br />Multi-season interest<br />Nighttime interest (white, fragrant)<br />Long display value (foliage as well as bloom)<br />Durable<br />Incorporate collections & education<br />
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    45. 45. Conservatories as Event Spaces<br />
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    52. 52. Event Spaces on a Budget<br />Lawn<br />Tent<br />Portable toilets<br />Catering Van<br />Planting<br />
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    57. 57. Create Memorable Moments(aka Kodak Moments)<br />Garden structures<br />Fountains<br />Sculptural Plants<br />Whimsical Elements<br />
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    61. 61. DESIGN ELEMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL OUTDOOR EVENT SPACES<br />Missy Marshall<br />M·T·R Landscape Architects, LLC<br />June 3, 2010<br />

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