Monthly Archives: September 2010
Before discussing grids and neighborhood patterns as part of the “Beautiful American Grid” session at CNU 18 in Atlanta, I first made a case for ecology and hydrology as an absolute prerequisite for any neighborhood or site design framework. It … Continue reading
The Cottages on Greene site showed visible progress last week, most noticeably installation of pervious pavement! The tight site layout benefitted from a customized pervious bituminous pavement section (for parking spaces only) with a 24 inch stone r
First meeting today with clients D+P Real Estate and Distill Studio at the Box Office. It’s always exciting to see our projects built and occupied, especially when it’s friends and colleagues!
Strategy #1 – Not all impervious area is created equal: does the project’s scope, layout, and stormwater management strategy support compact development to reduce overall impervious area in the watershed? Not all impervious area is the sworn ene
The influence of civil engineers and land planners is often limited by the scope of the projects that come across our desks, especially given the smaller increment of development seen in today’s economy. Therefore if we are to create and … Continue reading
Cottages on Greene sitework is well underway! Here are a few pics showing the central open space with the system of bioretention and swales roughed in. Site layout & architecture by Donald Powers Architects. Note the swales when grown