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WELLNESS BROCHURE WINTER 2017


an–dro–POH–gone \ N: a common field grass, is one of nature’s remarkable adaptations to stress and change in the landscape. Wherever the landscape has been disturbed, andropogon is one of the first field grasses to colonize the ground and provide a self-sustaining cover for the gradual return of our native forests. The economy and elegance with which these grassy meadows heal the wounded landscape aptly describes Andropogon’s goal in ecological planning and design,

“to weave together the landscapes of people and nature for the benefit of both.”


COMMITTMENT TO WELLNESS For almost forty years, Andropogon’s mission has been “to weave together the landscapes of man and nature for the benefit of both.” Our landscape architecture and ecological design firm is committed to the principle of “designing with nature,” creating beautiful and evocative landscapes inspired by the careful observation of natural processes. This approach involves a commitment to harmonizing people and place in a way that promotes the well-being of both the environment and the community. Our integrative environmental research approach embeds evidence-based design into every project. We measure the success of our work through the elegance and economy of natural form and process, as well as the long-term high performance of our landscapes. We strive to move beyond sustainability and design fundamentally regenerative sites. As a certified minority business enterprise (MBE), Andropogon is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. Our multi-cultural staff is dedicated to the successful maturing of each project, from initial concept designs to construction review and long-term landscape management. Our body of national and international work includes early examples of innovative green strategies that have withstood the test of time as well as a broad range of landscape, site planning, environmental projects, ecological restoration and innovative stormwater management techniques. Thank you for your interest in our work! The Andropogon Team

OUR LEADERS Principals José Almiñana Yaki Miodovnik Thomas Amoroso Associate Principals Martin Troutman Emily Mc Coy Chris Mendel Darren Damone

OUR OFFICES: Philadelphia 10 Shurs Lane Philadelphia, PA 19127 Tel. (215) 487-0700 Raleigh 706 Mountford Avenue Raleigh, NC 27603 Tel. (919) 800-0523


DESIGN PRINCIPLES PLACE FIRST Our goal is to understand and express the essential character of a place. We tell the story of a site by learning what it was, understanding what it is, and realizing what it can become. CREATING HIGH-PERFORMANCE / MULTI-FUNCTIONING LANDSCAPES Creative problem-solving shapes our landscapes making them interactive. We are committed to synergistic designs where roles are interdependent and mutually supporting. HARMONIZE PEOPLE AND PLACE Our designs find opportunities for a dynamic and relevant future in the fundamentals of the place and the aspirations of the community.

HEAL ECOSYSTEMS Our core approach is to build dynamic, holistic systems and establish a healthy web of relationships. ECONOMY OF INTERVENTION We protect the integrity of ecological and social systems through noninvasive and carefully targeted solutions; maximum impact with minimal invasion. BEAUTY IS MORE THAN SKIN DEEP Our landscapes are not only artistic and aesthetically beautiful; they create evocative experiences with lasting impressions while serving as essential organizing elements of a site.


SERVICES LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Site Analysis Site & Landscape Design Landscape Management Permit and Regulatory Preparation Construction Documentation & Observation Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse

REGIONAL PLANNING Environmental & Land Use Planning Environmental Assessment Feasibility Studies Natural Resource Management Open Space and Trail Systems Community Planning and Facilitation

LEED STRATEGIES Site Selection Environmental Assessment Site Planning & Design Stormwater Management Brownfield Redevelopment

MASTER PLANNING

Program Analysis and Development Mixed-use & Residential Development Institutional Visioning and Development Stormwater Management Ecological Restoration Brownfield Redevelopment Funding Strategies

RESEARCH

Post Occupcany Evaluations and Case Studies Environmental Monitoring Soil Biology Analysis Social Monitoring Experimental Design Monitoring Protocols Adaptive Landscape Management Programs Public Outreach and Presentations Grant Writing and Technical Writing


2016 AIA COTE TOP TEN AWARD from AIA Committee on the Environment for the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, with The Design Alliance

2016 AIA COTE TOP TEN AWARD from the AIA Committee on the Environment for the J. Craig Venter Institute, with ZGF Architects

2016 MERIT AWARD for Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus from the Society for College and University Planning for the Temple University Health Sciences Campus Framework Plan, with Payette

2016 LAND ETHICS AWARD OF MERIT from Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve for the green roof at the SUNY ESF Gateway Center, with Architerra, Inc.

2015 GROUNDBREAKER AWARD FINALIST from the Delaware Valley Green Building Council for Lower Venice Island Recreation Center, with Buell Kratzer Powell

2015 MERIT AWARD for Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions from the Society for College and University Planning for Kline Fitness and Squash Center at Dickinson College with Cannon Design

2015 PRESERVATION AWARD from the New Jersey

Historic Preservation Office for Duke Farms, with VITETTA 2014 HONOR AWARD from the AIA NY Committee on the Environment for the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall, with Robert A.M. Stern Architects


RECENT AWARDS 2014 HONOR AWARD from AIA Philadelphia for the Karabots Pavilion at the Franklin Institute, with SaylorGregg Architects, now a Studo of JacobsWyper

2014 ASLA HONOR AWARD in the General Design Category for Shoemaker Green at the University of Pennsylvania

2014 GROUNDBREAKER AWARD FINALIST

from the Delaware Valley Green Building Council for Shoemaker Green at the University of Pennsylvania

2014 AIA NYS AWARDS including a Design Award Citation and an Excelsior Award for Public Architecture for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center, with Architerra, Inc.

2014 HONOR AWARD for Excellence in Architecture for a New Building rom the Society for College and University Planning/AIA-CAE for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center, with Architerra, Inc.

2014 MERIT AWARD for Excellence in Landscape Architecture-General Design from the Society for College and University Planning for Shoemaker Green at the University of Pennsylvania

2013 SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD from the Boston Society of Architects for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center, with Architerra

2013 SPEAS AIRPORT AWARD from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for innovative stormwater management at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, with ARCADIS

2013 STORMWATER BMP AWARD from the TempleVillanova Sustainable Stormwater Initiative for Stroud Water Research Center, Shoemaker Green, and the Kroc Corps Community Center

2013 AWARD OF HONOR from the Connecticut Green

for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center, with Architerra, Inc.

Building Council for the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall, with Robert A.M. Stern Architects 2013 HONOR AWARD in General Design and People’s Choice Award from the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, with MGA Partners

2014 HONOR AWARD in General Design from the Tri-

2013 MERIT AWARD in Analysis & Planning from the

2014 MERIT AWARD in General Design from ASLA NY for the SUNY ESF Gateway Center Green Roof, with Architerra

2014 AIA COTE TOP TEN GREEN PROJECT

State ASLA for the Clemson University ICAR Technology Neighborhood 1 Plaza, with Seamon Whiteside

Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus Landscape Integration Plan


RECENT “GREEN” PROJECTS LEED PROJECTS

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, U.S. Green Building Council

Gateway Center at SUNY College of ESF, Syracuse, NY LEED Platinum, with Architerra Moorhead Environmental Comples at the Stroud Water Research Center, Avondale, PA - LEED Platinum, with m2 architecture Campus Center at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Galloway, NJ - LEED Gold, with KSS Architects Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT - LEED Platinum, with Robert A.M. Stern Architects J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, CA - Designed to exceed LEED Platinum, with ZGF Architects Gateway Building, SUNY School of ES, Syracuse, NY Designed to meet LEED Platinum, with Architerra, Inc. Morris Arboretum Horticulture Center, Philadelphia, PA Awarded LEED Platinum, with Overland Partners McCormack Post Office & Court House, Boston, MA Awarded LEED Gold, with Goody Clancy Sculpture Building and Gallery Yale University, New Haven, CT Awarded LEED Platinum, with KieranTimberlake Johnson Hall of Science, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY Awarded LEED Gold, with Croxton Collaborative and KlingStubbins Sidwell Friends Middle School, Washington, DC - Awarded LEED Platinum, with KieranTimberlake This is the first Platinum-rated K-12 school in the world

Student Residential Learning Complex, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT - Awarded LEED Gold, with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company West Residential Campus Initiative, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY LEED certified, with KieranTimberlake

LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE PROJECTS

Certification by the International Living Future Insitute™

Phipps Conservatory, Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA Designed to meet The Living Building Challenge Standard, with The Design Alliance Potomac Watershed Study Center, Alice Ferguson Foundation, Accokeek, MD Designed to meet The Living Building Challenge Standard, with Re:Vision Architects

SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE™ PROJECTS

Voluntary national guidelines and performance benchmarks for sustainable land design, construction ,and maintenance practices Phipps Conservatory, Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Pittsburgh, PA - Four-star rated certification with The Design Alliance Bartholdi Park, United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC Pilot Project, with EwingCole Shoemaker Green, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Two-star rated certification


DESIGNING FOR HEALTHCARE


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI


WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

The Washington University Medical Center is inaugurating its Campus Renewal Project with the expansion of the St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the construction of a new medical tower for the Barnes Jewish Hospital. The new healthcare facility is designed with patients and families in mind with the goal of providing a holistic approach to patient care. The half-billion dollar project, led by program construction manager Jacobs and executive architect HOK, is being executed using an Integrated Project Delivery development system. The Campus Renewal Project includes the design of therapeutic landscapes to provide restorative green spaces for patients, their care-givers, and families. Andropogon lead the design of four therapeutic green roofs for both hospitals. Each therapeutic green roof was designed for a specific patient group including: •

A place for bone marrow transplant and other cancer patients;

A private, unoccupied green roof exclusively for active labor and delivery;

A garden for new mothers and their immediate families, as part of the maternity floor; and

A children’s garden for patients, family, and friends.

Each green roof carefully balances the rare and enlivening experience of the outdoors with medical and physical sensitivities, such as allergens, light exposure, and skin and bone frailties.


TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA


TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Temple University’s Health Services Center (HSC), centered along Broad Street in North Philadelphia, is home to four schools and Temple University Hospital, providing a collaborative academic, clinical, and research environment. The Temple Transformation Framework Plan was commissioned to provide a vision for the future redevelopment and expansion of the HSC campus. As landscape architect on the design team, led by Payette, Andropogon was a key participant in the collaborative planning process. Andropogon was responsible for the analysis of the urban site, developing sections to illustrate various campus conditions. Andropogon then developed conceptual plans to guide the creation of new gateways, the installation of sustainable streetscapes that are integrated with new stormwater infrastructure, and the design of a unified campus character with new signage, street lighting, paving, planting materials, and street furniture. The final transformative plan highlighted the importance of enhancing the urban spaces between the buildings. A


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PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA


PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

Located in the heart of Pittsburg’s Oakland neighborhood, UPMC is reshaping its urban campus with the renovation of its Presbyterian Hospital property. This ambitious project involves the partial demolition of the existing south tower building, construction of a new addition, and the creation of a new green space. The project also offered an opportunity to create new amenities for hospital staff, patients, and the surrounding community. Andropogon, in collaboration with GBBN Architects, is designing this new open space to enhance the overall arrival experience, provide a sequence of outdoor rooms for staff, patients, and community members, to reenvision pedestrian and vehicular connections, and to accommodate future expansions outlined in the hospital master plan.


THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA


THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PHILADELPHIA, PA

Lubert Plaza is the urban plaza of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, the campus center of Thomas Jefferson University. Designed in coordination with architects Burt Hill/Stantec, the 60,000 sf plaza was part of a $60 million expansion-and-renovation project that also included a new facility and 215-space underground parking garage. Andropogon’s expansive green plaza transformed the 14-acre urban campus by providing a new “heart of campus” where formerly two parking garages consumed half a city block and overshadowed the functions and identity of the University. 2006 Stormwater BMP Award from the City of Philadelphia Water Department


EVIDENCE-BASED DESIGN


SHOEMAKER GREEN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA


SHOEMAKER GREEN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Shoemaker Green is a 2.75 acre site located immediately east of 33rd Street between Walnut and Spruce Streets, and is a major component of the east-west connection between the central campus and Penn Park, serving as a new continuation of the Locust Walk / Smith Walk corridor. The site is surrounded by two of the University’s most iconic athletic facilities – the Palestra and Franklin Field, and serves as the “front doors” to these historic structures. Shoemaker Green’s program is mainly passive recreation, but the site has the ability to adapt for multiple events and activities with a wide range of scales, from secluded areas to eat lunch all the way up to staging areas for the Penn Relays and graduation. By way of carrying over the essence of College Green, while still retaining a character all its own, the site is the heart of Penn’s eastward expansion. Shoemaker Green is a model for sustainable campus design. Through the innovative use of a variety of strategies and technologies, the design of Shoemaker Green has been optimized to capture and control stormwater from the site and surrounding rooftops, provide viable native plant and animal habitats, minimize transportation of materials to and from the site, and serve as a starting point for the development of a sustainable maintenance strategy for the University at large.


KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA


RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTER PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Andropogon Associates teamed with MGA Partners to provide site development and landscape design services for the Salvation Army’s new 87,000 s.f. Community Center. The new facility is a highly diversified headquarters offering recreational facilities, job training, and educational and spiritual programs for Philadelphians from the Germantown and Nicetown neighborhoods. The project location, a 13-acre contaminated brownfield, was an industrial site and parking lot. After performing an initial site analysis and contamination review, Andropogon developed a comprehensive, sustainable landscape approach to accommodate the diverse demands of the site and facility. The project design included an urban farm, synthetic turf field, playground, and a network of rain gardens and cisterns. The site is organized around a central open space and adjoining formal garden. Intended for ceremonies and outdoor events, the formal garden was designed in sections to accommodate smaller and larger gatherings. Andropogon’s plan for the Salvation Army presents one of the most comprehensive sustainable landscape approaches in the City of Philadelphia. Through a combination of water management techniques and site waste recycling strategies, almost 100% of the first two inches of stormwater runoff from the site and building is captured, reused, and infiltrated on site using a combination of cisterns, rain gardens, porous pavements, and engineered soil mixes. 2013 ASLA PA-DE Honor Award in General Design & 2012 AIA Pennsylvania Design Excellence Award


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ENGAGING ENVIRONMENTS


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO TORONTO, ONTARIO


UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO KINGS COLLEGE, TORONTO, ONTARIO

Andropogon redesigned King’s College Road to visually and spatially connect a main commercial street with the ceremonial green in the heart of University of Toronto’s historic precinct. The roadway, sidewalks and adjacent building lawns were recreated as prime pedestrian spaces on campus. Parking was relocated, excess paving removed, and building greens increased, enriching the overall character of the street. Pedestrian corridors, adjacent to King’s College Road, once desolate sideyards and leftover parking areas, were redesigned as beautiful and logical passageways to buildings and other landscapes. The redesigned road, pedestrian walks, and entry plazas to the buildings unify the diverse architectural styles and provide a consistent landscape design vocabulary for future open space projects. The University asked Andropogon to design a traditional landmark on the street that would signal the entrance to the historic campus center, and provide social opportunities for pedestrians. Andropogon designed a new gateway of grand stone pillars and metal trelliswork to announce the University and highlight the street facade in this busy commercial area of Toronto. Low seating walls connect the pillars, creating numerous streetside gathering spaces for students and city dwellers.


SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL WASHINGTON, D.C.


SIDWELL FRIENDS SCHOOL WASHINGTON, D.C.

Andropogon collaborated with architects Kieran Timberlake Associates to develop a Master Plan for articulating the campus landscape within the larger urban grid, while creating intimate environments for individualized learning. Andropogon’s Landscape Master Plan & Site Design included new play areas, native plantings to provide screening for neighbors, a green roof on the new building addition, and a central courtyard with a constructed wetland designed to utilize storm and wastewater for both ecological and educational purposes. Andropogon’s plan integrated water management solutions into the landscape, inextricably linking the building to its site. The wetland becomes a “working landscape”; using biological processes to clean water while providing students with a vivid example of how such systems work in nature.


PERELMAN PLAZA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA


PERELMAN PLAZA - DREXEL UNIVERSITY PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Andropogon has designed a new “center of gravity� for Drexel University along the former 32nd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets. The new campus hub, known as The Raymond G. Perelman Plaza, has become a destination for the campus and neighboring communities, providing an outdoor social and event space that is surrounded by the LeBow College of Business and a new residential and retail center. Following the completion of the award-winning Master Plan, Andropogon was selected to create this public space to inspire connection, collaboration, and community. The plaza provides a variety of spaces where thousands of people can meet, eat, study, and attend large outdoor gatherings. The design features an improved flow for pedestrian traffic, seamless integration with existing building entrances, well-planned seating and increased shade and natural beauty. The landscape also manages stormwater runoff and collect and reuse rainwater.


MAXIMIZING GREEN SPACE


SUNY ESF GATEWAY CENTER SYRACUSE, NEW YORK


SUNY ESF GATEWAY CENTER SYRACUSE, NEW YORK

As one of the nation’s leading environmental education and research institutions, The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) has experienced substantial growth over the past decade. In response, SUNY ESF, in conjunction with the State University Construction Fund, commissioned the design and construction of a new, LEED Platinum Gateway Center. In an effort to exploit the limited site footprint and maximize available campus open space, the project team incorporated a fully-accessible, 9,400-square-foot, intensive green roof, which stretches along the entire western façade of the building. Virtually every aspect of the green roof is influenced by the contents and context of two rare plant communities native to the Alvar and Lake Ontario Dune regions of New York. 2014 AIA COTE TOP TEN GREEN PROJECT 2014 MERIT AWARD from ASLA NY 2014 HONOR AWARD from SCUP/AIA 2014 HONOR AWARD from Boston Society of Architects


MCCORMACK BUILDING BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS


MCCORMACK POST OFFICE & COURT HOUSE BUILDING BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Andropogon collaborated with Goody Clancy and Elevated Landscape Technology to design a green roof system for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The design serves as a model to be replicated at other locations in New England. The green roof gardens, located on the 4th & 5th floor rooftops of the McCormack Post Office and Court House Building, are a living example of an important aspect of the EPA’s mission. The design balances an informal planting aesthetic with the prominent architecture. The roof gardens serve as an amenity for employees to walk through and sit in, and as a pleasing building feature to look at from above. Sustainable functions of the green roof include “urban heat island” mitigation, storm water management, reuse of building materials, and water harvesting from building systems to passively irrigate plantings. The plantings are based on a local native plant community. The roof gardens utilize both “extensive” (3 to 4 inch thick soil) and “intensive” (8 inches plus of soil) installations to illustrate different types of plantings.


U.S. COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON, D.C


U.S. COAST GUARD HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON, D.C

As a member of the master planning & site development team led by architects Perkins+Will, Andropogon served as the landscape architect and ecological planner for the new United States Coast Guard Headquarters Facility. The Headquarters Facility sits within the historic 182-acre St. Elizabeths campus, a National Historic Landmark located 2.5 miles from the U.S. Capital. This 1.2 million square foot building, with the second largest green roof in the United States, was designed to integrate within its 37-acre site. The landscape, informed by detailed site analysis, sustainable design principals, and stormwater Best Management Practices, creates a functional landscape with exceptional performance and beauty. The sustainable directives for the project included achievement of Silver LEED™ certification.


weaving together the landscapes of people and nature for the benefit of both


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