PAST PROJECTS
 
Claire M. Fagin Hall, Bayada Plaza, University of Pennsylvania, Phila PA w/Rolf Sauer & Partners, SMP Architects

 

Friendship Friends Quaker Meeting, Master Plan, Greensboro North Carolina

 

Felician Sisters Convent. A LEED Project, Coraopolis PA w/Rolf Sauer & Partners

 

Servants of the IHM. A LEED Project. Site & Planting Design, Monroe MI w/Rolf Sauer & Partners

Mepkin Abbey, Monks Corner, South Carolina w/Rolf Sauer & Partners

Sandstone Visitor Center. A LEED Project. Master Plan, Site Design, Sandstone WV w/Rolf Sauer & Partners, SMP Architects

 

Aerzen International, Coatesville PA, w/Rolf Sauer & Partners

 

Shilim Institute for Sustainable Design, Maharashtra India w/Margie Ruddick

Zimmermann Residence, Orange, Connecticut

 

Pelli +Walbert Residence Stony Creek, Connecticut

 

Robert Hall Entry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Beringer Vineyard, St. Helena, CA w/Olin Partnership

 

Chateau St. Jean Vineyard, Kenwood, CA w/Olin Partnership

 

Grey Towers National Historic Landmark, Milford PA w/Andropogon Associates

 

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OUR BOOK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"Written to serve as a textbook and reference for those in the field of landscape architecture and community planning, the purpose of this volume is to address the environmental and societal needs relating to the development of a sustainable landscape..." 
Chicago Botanic Garden, 2010
 
 
 
 
Chapter 6 - Design Efficiency
Gannett/USA today world headquarters in Virginia
Design efficiency techniques include:
1) Design that retrofits existing structures and existing ecologies as a new starting point - rather than incurring the loss and cost of recreating new ones.
 
2) Design techniques + technologies that serve multiple rather than just one function. Example: conventional stormwater drainage systems quickly remove rainwater into pipes or into storage at the lowest point within a site. Sustainable landscape construction employs bioretention techniques that save cost, space and resources by irrigating new vegetation, recharging groundwater, and maximizing access. 
3) Implementing low-input rather than time and cost-intensive site management techniques.