Location: Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA
Client: Ranger Memorial Board
- Construction Management
- Hardscape Design
- Irrigation Design
- Landscape Design
- Master Plan Design
- Perpetual Maintenance Consultant
- Site Analysis
Awards: 2009 Georgia ASLA Award of Excellence
Thomas & Hutton sought to create a memorial that would not only serve as a place of remembrance, but also as a place for Rangers and citizens to reflect upon the great service and responsibility the Rangers provide to America every day. A strong sense of honor and respect is felt upon entering the memorial; a feeling that cannot be expressed in words or found elsewhere in the city.
In order to blend the memorial seamlessly with the coastal nature of the city, great attention to detail was taken in designing both the landscape and hardscape elements. Lowcountry, oyster shell tabby hardscape elements were used extensively throughout the site in order to establish a coastal sense. The plant pallet was selected to evoke the sense of a sand dune on a summer afternoon. Plants were also selected for their drought tolerant, low maintenance characteristics in order to retain the initial beauty of the memorial for years to come.
Through great attention to detail and dedication, the Ranger Memorial has successfully honored these heroes. The memorial has been branded as being of “DC quality” by countless visitors and continues to represent the great sacrifice the Rangers make for our country.