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The Barrel Room at Founders Taproom, Theme Construction

The Barrel Room at Founders Taproom

COST is often called upon to replicate unique surroundings. The barrel room at Founders Taproom in Detroit is no exception. The barrel room concept was inspired by the gypsum mining caves located 85 feet below Grand Rapids, MI. This is where Founders Brewing Company “barrel-age” their distinctive craft beers. The simulated rockwork walls, old whiskey barrels, and beautiful…

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Theme Sculpture Gardens at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Sundial

The newly expanded $1 billion Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital project at Stanford University is adding 521,000 sq. ft. The expansion includes a new main building, 149 new hospital rooms, treatment rooms, new surgical areas, and two themed interactive sculpture gardens. The two play areas, the Emerald Garden and the Dunlevie Garden, were designed to provide children and…

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Rockwork and Water Features at Metalcraft

Metalcraft

Metalcraft’s desire to rebrand their new Mayville property offered an opportunity for LeRosa Landscape, COST of Wisconsin, Inc., and the client to develop an aesthetic and functional fix to the site’s topographical changes. The team developed a collaborative approach to beautify the property while aiding with the extensive topography. The work included a significant simulated…

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Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Water Feature

Water Feature Construction

The new 470,000 square foot Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital will be opening its doors to patients later this year.  Unlike most hospitals, Northwestern is situated on over 120 landscaped acres with hiking and biking trails linked to nearby trails. The natural beauty of the campus is enhanced with this new iconic entry water feature which…

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St. Francis Hospital, Family Respite Garden

St. Francis Hospital, Family Respite Garden, Setting GFRC walls

Rooftop projects such as the St. Francis Hospital, Family Respite Garden require structural, yet lightweight materials to deliver unique architectural (or naturalistic) finishes but at lighter weights than typical masonry construction. Specifically, the St. Francis design team desired the look of architectural stone retaining and seat walls within the garden space. By using a polystyrene…

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