LAKELINE STATION LEARNING CENTER
The landscape surrounding the Lakeline Station Learning Center – a place for community education, activities, and child care – is a functional and productive landscape that echoes its Central Texas location. The project highlights vegetation that responds to human need (food production), human waste (wastewater treatment), and human experience. Garden beds near the main gathering space utilize hardy, low-water plants, eight raised beds fed by rainwater harvesting provide community gardening opportunities, and lush, green, wetland plantings call attention to the on-site wastewater treatment beds. All of these landscapes help reach Living Building Challenge’s net-zero goals. Lakeline Station is currently seeking Living Building Certification and if awarded will be the first commercial project with that distinction in Texas.