Submission by SeamonWhiteside
Morrison Yard is a 5-acre mixed-use development comprised of commercial, office and residential uses located in Charleston, South Carolina. This unique project serves as both a gateway into downtown Charleston from Mt. Pleasant, and as a link between the historic character of the Lower Peninsula and industrial framework of the Upper Peninsula. Morrison Yard promotes thoughtful growth of the area and embodies a live, work, and play environment for the community.
Overlooking the marshes of the Cooper River, the paving design incorporates alternating bands of tan pavers and bluestone paving, drawing upon the classic design of Charleston's Lower Peninsula. Seat walls, planters, and sloped walkways provide a transition between the landscape and built environment, while also offering protection from king tides and storm surge. Pervious pavers and lush rain gardens are threaded throughout the public courtyard spaces to capture and treat stormwater before it enters the nearby waterways. Upon entering Morrison Yard, a historic live oak is preserved to greet residents and visitors with Old Charleston character. Morrison Yard includes modern amenities such as three roof decks that capture the views to the bridge and Cooper River. The roof decks feature two outdoor kitchens, full length bocce court, great lawn, custom fire pit, pool, and raised planters. Morrison Yard incorporates a robust palette of hardscape materials and planting design strategies that reflect the coastal feel and landscape of Charleston.
Developer: Woodfield Development
Landscape Architect: SeamonWhiteside, Russ Seamon, ASLA, LEED AP