The landscape for the United States Courthouse in Harrisburg by Ennead architects can be seen as a vessel for judicial functions and also as a cultural eventscape. A supple topographic surface of indigenous grasses acts as a mediating device between building and site, and site and surrounding urban environment. The landscape will create a forward-looking and sustainable civic vision for Harrisburg while recalling many of the historical and regional aspects of the city: the topography of the Blue Mountain escarpment, geological maps of the region, and the sinuous forms of the adjacent rail yard. Theodore Hoerr led the design of this project while at Balmori. Images courtesy of Balmori.