* Past work by M. Chris Alonso, RLA
This project achieved a LEED Silver Certification through site-specific design elements, including a cistern system to water the landscape and eventually provide water to other library features. M. Chris Alonso designed two courtyards with seating, Ipe decking, living walls wrapping the interior of the courtyards, and a granite fountain to reflect the sky. He also created an enhanced stormwater basin to encourage more wildlife, where previously there was only grass.
Miami Herald, "Beach Buzz: New Northeast Branch Library to open 10 a.m. Tuesday in Aventura" (August 2015)