All-na­tive land­scap­ing wins award

The Oklahoman - - REAL ESTATE -

ARD­MORE — Land­scap­ing of the new Lake Mur­ray Lodge used 100 per­cent na­tive plants, the first time for an Ok­la­homa state park. It landed Con­nie Scothorn, prin­ci­pal of CLS & As­so­ci­ates in Ok­la­homa City, a de­sign award from the Ok­la­homa Chap­ter of the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Land­scape Ar­chi­tects.

The de­sign in­cluded in­stal­la­tion of 273 trees and more than 8,300 flow­er­ing shrubs, forbs and grasses on the 8-acre site. One area, des­ig­nated “But­ter­fly Gar­den,” fea­tures 12 species in high­est de­mand by na­tive but­ter­flies.

All of the plants are low main­te­nance, re­quir­ing no chem­i­cal fer­til­iz­ers or pes­ti­cides. Ir­ri­ga­tion will be dis­con­tin­ued for most plants af­ter one year, al­though trees will be ir­ri­gated for up to 3 years for bet­ter es­tab­lish­ment.

Sem­i­nar set for in­de­pen­dent se­niors

“FYI: For Your In­de­pen­dence,” a sem­i­nar for se­niors pre­sent­ing in­for­ma­tion on re­verse mort­gages, le­gal aid and ad­vance di­rec­tives, will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thurs­day at Ok­la­homa City County Health Depart­ment North­east Re­gional Health and Well­ness Cam­pus, 2600 NE 63.

Ad­mis­sion is free. A con­ti­nen­tal break­fast and light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided. Reg­is­tra­tion will open at 8:30 a.m.

Spon­sors are Trin­ity Pres­by­te­rian Church, Redeemer Lutheran Church, New Covenant Bap­tist Church, the Ok­la­homa Healthy Ag­ing Ini­tia­tive (OHAI), and the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa Col­lege of Nurs­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, leave a mes­sage at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 427-6863, or email ag­ingsem­i­nar@

Pri­vate devel­op­ment fo­rum sched­uled

Ward 7 Ok­la­homa City Coun­cil­man Lee E. Cooper Jr. will present a fo­rum for de­vel­op­ers, builders, con­trac­tors and res­i­dents to meet with city Devel­op­ment Ser­vices staff and learn more about the pri­vate devel­op­ment process, at 6 p.m. Mon­day at Metro Tech Springlake Cam­pus, 1900 Springlake Drive.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is avail­able at the devel­op­ment cen­ter at 297-3835.

Ad­vanced Aes­thet­ics to get larger site

Ad­vanced Aes­thet­ics, a non­sur­gi­cal, med­i­cal spa pro­vid­ing elected pro­ce­dures, has signed a 10-year lease for a new, larger lo­ca­tion, 7,058 square feet, at Memo­rial Springs Med­i­cal Build­ing, 13100 N Western Ave.

Su­san Davis Jor­dan and Kelsey Gil­bert with CBRE rep­re­sented the land­lord, S&B Land LLC. Chris An­der­son with Grant Group rep­re­sented Ad­vanced Aes­thet­ics, started by Dr. Michael El­der more than 20 years ago.

ZFI chief named pres­i­dent of so­ci­ety board

Chris Rick­man, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at ZFI En­gi­neer­ing Co., 8411 S Walker, has been named pres­i­dent of the board of direc­tors of the So­ci­ety for Mar­ket­ing Pro­fes­sional Ser­vices, ar­chi­tec­ture-en­gi­neer­ing-con­struc­tion mar­ket­ing and busi­ness devel­op­ment as­so­ci­a­tion.

Rick­man be­gan at ZFI in 1990 as a CAD tech­ni­cian. His du­ties now in­clude co­or­di­nat­ing all mar­ket­ing and busi­ness devel­op­ment, man­ag­ing op­er­a­tions, and over­see­ing IT.


Lake Mur­ray Lodge, Ard­more.

Chris Rick­man

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