The General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) recognized the Sister Cities Discovery Garden and collaborative teams for the 2020 Best Green Space Project.
CVM acted as the Structural Engineer.
“This project, inspired by Philadelphia’s Wissahocken Valley, provides visitors with winding pathways, scalable rocks, and a meandering stream that connect natural elements with the man-made environments surrounding them. Boulder stones and wood elements were locally sourced.
Workers’ craftmanship is showcased in the hand-carved and placed stones and the woodwork and IPE Coping details in the play areas. The sensory-friendly twig nest was designed and woven with timber and children’s safety in mind. Regular on-site meetings including the Owner, Architects, and Subcontractors endured that the landscaping was installed as naturally as possible to mimic the outdoors.” (Source: Philadelphia Business Journal)
Best Green Space Project:
Sister Cities Discovery Garden Improvements
Bittenbender Construction, LP
Landscape Architect: Studio|Bryan Hanes
Architect: Studio MB
Structural Engineer: CVM
Civil/MEP: Pennoni Associates, Inc.
GBCA Member Subcontractors: PCS General Partner, LLC
Congratulations to all teams involved and to all the 2020 GBCA Construction Excellence Award Winners!