Landscape Architect & Specifier News

OCT 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Byrn Athyn College Bryn Athyn, Pa. The firm was hired to implement the new master plan to restore the campus in a manner true to the character of the remarkable historic architecture and landscapes developed by the Olmsted Brothers. CVDA achieved a sustainable design that carefully balanced the character of the landscape and the needs of a modern operating facility. Phase one concentrated on a complete renovation of campus roads, parking, walkways, ADA compliance, lighting, and landscaping, and coordinating the renovation of the campus utilities and screening of all service and trash areas. Whenever possible, existing specimen trees were relocated for the new landscape designs. Phase two included siting the new Admissions building and a LEED-certified Science building, with a new central quad, dramatic college gateway entrance, and rain garden. Phase three included a new quad for additional student housing, placed so the units did not appear to be prefabricated. They continue to develop a new student center, housing, sports facilities, and new campus roads. "Listening to the environment" is the stated approach of Carter van Dyke Associates, Inc., a planning and landscape architecture firm established in 1984. Principals Carter van Dyke, RLA, ASLA and Peter R. Fernandez, RLA, ASLA maintain a national practice with a staff ranging between five and ten employees. CVDA is noted for elegant and sustainable designs while incorporating the latest research in all aspects of landscape architecture and planning. The firm focuses on the design of academic campuses, healthcare and therapeutic facilities, public spaces, public gardens, large and small private gardens, corporate centers, economic revitalization, and sustainable economic design practices for communities. 80 Landscape Architect and Specifier News G o t o L a n d s c a p e O n l i n e . c o m a n d s e a r c h C a r t e r v a n D y k e t o v i e w m o r e f i r m p h o t o s Carter van Dyke Associates, Inc Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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