Landscape architecture projects can be inherently complicated due to the unpredictability of environmental factors and the emphasis placed on sustainable design. ADC Engineering’s landscape architecture team has unmatched experience in this arena, and is uniquely equipped to design all types of outdoor spaces without sacrificing budget for sustainability.
A new town hall on a site that was in the town’s ideal location, but there were some complications. The site was not large enough for the number of parking spaces needed to accommodate special events and meetings. The owner and design team saw an opportunity to share parking with the adjacent property owner, but that would take a great deal of communication and coordination.
ADC’s landscape architecture team held meetings with the town and adjacent property owner where they presented numerous conceptual designs for alternate layouts until both owners agreed on a layout that would benefit everyone. All projects encounter complications. Owners and clients need consultants that are dedicated to the project and the team until the last shrub is planted.
Recreational facilities can be tricky. Staying on budget is crucial yet there are numerous ways that budgets can get blown without guidance from an experienced landscape architect. ADC’s first step when working with an active or passive park project is to meet with the owner and community to understand everyone’s expectations. Next, ADC designs multiple conceptual layouts to show the owner any challenges that would affect the program or the budget. Incorporating as many of the desired amenities while avoiding additional permitting or variances is something that can be done with conceptual layouts.
Design elements that provide environmental benefits are important and should be considered. An experienced landscape architect can design a site with sustainable elements that optimize the site, conserve water, and minimize waste at little or no extra cost.
A recent higher education project included designing a 40,000 square-foot building that on a seven-acre, previously developed site.
ADC’s creative landscape design preserved the site’s grand trees, incorporated native plant material and avoided construction near the wetlands. To avoid expensive stormwater components, a pond was expanded and pervious material was used in gathering areas. ADC’s design not only allowed the owner to pursue Green Globes certification at no extra cost, but it also met the owner’s needs in a complex municipality that was in an overlay zone.
York County worked with Fred Guthier and his team at ADC to develop a Master Plan for Ebenezer Park. ADC brings a highly motivated and qualified team of professionals that can be depended on to deliver a solid project. The Master Plan they prepared was beyond our expectation and was completed on time and on budget. Fred’s enthusiasm in regards to the project was evident throughout the process as he was able to take our ideas and translate them in to a true Master Plan. York County would gladly work with ADC on future projects and highly recommends them to any agency in need of a qualified landscape architect.
ADC served as the lead design consultant for the park and War Memorial and managed a complicated design team which showed attention to schedule and budget without ever losing sight of the goals of the park. The planning and building of the park wasn’t without complications – no project ever is. But what mattered here is that ADC Engineering addressed any issues promptly and always found a solution. The Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park was a very successful project during the planning and construction and now it is one of the most visited parks in the state.
ADC Engineering can provide the following services for your landscape architecture project: