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TWMLA’s work at Rochester’s Midtown cited by Congress for New Urbanism

Rochester, NY, May 13, 2016 – A recent article in “Public Square”, a journal of the Congress for New Urbanism, cites Trowbridge Wolf Michaels’ work at Rochester’s Midtown as an example of the city’s current revival. The catalyst for the Midtown project was the removal of a massive 1960’s urban renewal era indoor shopping mall. […]

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TWMLA Site Design Will Revitalize Campus Core at SUNY College at Brockport

Ithaca, NY, April 8, 2016 – This May, the SUNY College at Brockport will begin construction on an ambitious project to transform the core of its north campus according to a $12 million site design prepared by TWMLA and C&S Companies. The project initially was conceived to replace aging subsurface utilities. The campus and design […]

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Buffalo Harbor State Park Wins APWA Environmental Award

Buffalo, NY, February 11, 2016 – TWMLA is extremely pleased that Buffalo Harbor State Park was awarded the 2015 Environmental Project of the Year Award from the Western Branch of the American Public Works Association (APWA). TWMLA teamed with WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff to create a master plan and a multi-phased design and construction strategy for this […]

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LEED Gold for SUNY Orange Rowley Center

Ithaca, NY, December 2015 – TWMLA is very pleased that the SUNY Orange Rowley Center for Science and Engineering has achieved LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. TWMLA provided the site design with several green infrastructure techniques, including bioretention and green roofs, which contributed to the LEED Gold achievement. An integral part […]

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TWMLA Welcomes Another Designer to the Team

Ithaca, NY, October 1, 2015 –TWMLA welcomes Ryan Wright as the newest member of our team. Ryan joins TWMLA as an Assistant Designer and brings an in-depth study of place theory and a background in construction and design build. Prior to joining TWMLA Ryan was with Design Workshop in Austin, Texas, where his work ranged […]

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TWMLA Designer Becomes Certified Arborist

Ithaca, NY, September 22, 2015 –TWMLA Designer Bryan Denig has recently become a Certified Arborist® with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The certification demonstrates that Bryan possesses a high degree of knowledge about caring for and maintaining trees, and a dedication to arboriculture. TWMLA will benefit from having an ISA Certified Arborist® on staff as Bryan will […]

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Cornell Law School Receives SCUP Award

Ithaca, NY, August 5, 2015 – TWMLA is delighted that the Cornell Law School – Academic Center Addition has received an Excellence in Architecture Award for Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive Reuse from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). TWMLA was teamed with Ann Beha Architects on the project. Prior to the new […]

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TWMLA Site Contributes to Cornell Law LEED Platinum

Ithaca, NY, January 7, 2015 – TWLMA is extremely pleased to learn that the Cornell Law School – Academic Center Addition has achieved LEED Platinum status. It is the second LEED Platinum-certified project at Cornell.  The Law School Academic Center Addition includes a completely renovated central courtyard, a new streetscape, an underground classroom building and […]

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TWMLA Collaborates on Buffalo Master Plan

BUFFALO, NY, June 1, 2015 – Last week the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. released a visionary Downtown Infrastructure Master Plan that TWMLA played an integral part in developing. The plan outlines a series of streetscape and other infrastructure improvements to make the city’s urban core more walkable, more appealing to residents and more attractive to […]

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TWMLA Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Ithaca, NY, April 14, 2015 – TWLMA is delighted to welcome three new staff members to our growing office. Ryan Kovac, RLA joins the TWMLA team as a Landscape Architect and Project Manager, with 10 years of experience working on diverse public and private projects in complex urban settings. Prior to joining TWMLA, Ryan worked […]

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TWMLA’s Buffalo Outer Harbor Parkway Project Wins Upstate New York ASLA Honor Award

January 30, 2015 – TWMLA is extremely pleased that its Buffalo Outer Harbor Parkway project won an Honor Award for Built Work during the Upstate New York ASLA Chapter’s annual awards ceremony last week. http://www.nyuasla.org/ “The Buffalo Outer Harbor Parkway project was a unanimous choice for an Honor Award. Connectivity of all elements/spaces produced excellent design,” […]

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TWMLA Outdoor Classroom Dedicated in Syracuse’s Kirk Park

SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 29, 2014 – Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner has dedicated an “Outdoor Classroom” designed by TWMLA in the city’s Kirk Park. Miner was joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by Cesar Perales, secretary of the New York State Department of State, which provided funding for the project through its Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP). […]

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Corning Centerway Bridge Wins National Public Works Award

October 23, 2014 – TWMLA is extremely pleased that the Corning Centerway Bridge was named the American Public Works Association (APWA) Historic Restoration and Preservation Project of the Year at the APWA annual meeting in August. TWMLA teamed with Fisher Associates Engineers www.fisherassoc.com to provide a design for rehabilitating the historic filled-spandrel, concrete deck arch […]

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TWMLA Bioretention Design Prevents Flooding at Finger Lakes Museum

August 15, 2014 – TWMLA’s bioretention design was credited with preventing flooding at the Finger Lakes Museum in Branchport, NY last spring during a storm which dumped 10 inches of rain in 72 hours, according to John Adamski, president of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. During the storm, “We experienced floodwater and debris floating across […]

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TWMLA Site Design Contributes to SUNY Broome Community College’s First LEED Certification

August 6, 2014 – SUNY Broome Community College, located in Binghamton, NY www.sunybroome.edu has announced that its recently completed Natural Science Center has achieved LEED Silver certification. HOLT Architects, P.C. www.holt.com and TWMLA teamed up to provide building and site design for the $21 million facility, which opened last fall. In addition to state-of-the-art laboratories […]

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Employment Opportunity at TWMLA

August 6, 2014 – TWMLA is searching for an experienced landscape architect (approximate start date, January 2015).  The firm has a diverse practice with an emphasis in higher education and public realm transportation, parks and open space projects.  We are looking for individuals with proven experience in project management, and excellent design and technical skills. The ideal […]

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TWMLA Green Roof Featured in SUNY Oswego Educational Video

February 6, 2014 – The green roof TWMLA designed for the new Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation at SUNY Oswego is featured in an educational video produced by the university. The video highlights the benefits of green roofs, including additional building insulation, reduced stormwater runoff, and less heat island effect from the roof. […]

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Luna and Three Sisters Islands Project Wins Engineering Awards

January 20, 2014 – TWMLA is pleased that the firm’s project Rebuilding Three Sisters and Luna Islands in Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, New York, has won two more awards: A 2013 Project of the Year in Historical Preservation award from the Western New York Branch of the American Public Works Association, and A Gold Award […]

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Black Rock Park Wins Environmental Award

January 2, 2014 – Black Rock Canal Park had been named the 2013 Environmental Project of the Year by the Western New York Branch of the American Public Works Association. TWMLA teamed with Nussbaumer and Clarke, Inc. Engineers www.nussclarke.com to redesign the park with an emphasis on green infrastructure including porous paving, bioswales, energy efficient lighting, […]

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Broderick Park Wins Historic Preservation Award

January 2, 2014 – Broderick Park has won the 2013 Historic Restoration/Preservation Project of the Year award from the WNY Branch of the American Public Works Association. TWMLA teamed with Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. Engineers www.nussclarke.com to provide a master plan and detailed site design which establishes Broderick Park as a national memorial to the Underground […]

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TWMLA Wins Award For Work In Niagara Falls State Park

December 17, 2013 – TWMLA is pleased to have won a Merit Award of Achievement for the firm’s project Rebuilding Three Sisters and Luna Islands in Niagara Falls State Park. The award was given by the Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The project included building formal overlooks using native stone […]

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SUNY Potsdam Site Infrastructure Project Wins New York Engineering Award

November 2013 – The site infrastructure project at SUNY Potsdam has received the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACECNY) Engineering Excellence Silver Award in Transportation.  TWMLA teamed with LaBella Associates, DPC www.labellapc.com to upgrade and rehabilitate a number of roadways, walkways, parking lots and quadrangles on the Potsdam campus. The project had a strong emphasis […]

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TWMLA to Host Screening of ‘Women In The Dirt’

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TWMLA Completes ADA Study for Cornell University’s Historic Arts Quad

February 15, 2013 – TWMLA recently completed an expansive ADA accessibility assessment of the historic Arts Quad at Cornell University and provided conceptual designs to the university for improving universal access on the quad. The Arts Quad is a signature campus space that houses the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and the College of […]

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TWMLA Designs for Black Rock Canal Park Recognized

September 10, 2012 – Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Planning Maria Whyte, Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Troy Schinzel, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan, Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli, elected officials, members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission, and community members in a […]

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Zac Boggs Wins Design Competition, Travels to China

January 14, 2013 – As a participant in the winning design competition team for Kunyu Mountain, a proposed national park in Northern China, Zac traveled to the spectacular site of Kunyu Shan.    Kunyu Shan’s landscape is Yosemite-eskque , where white granite cliffs tower from the largest stand of red pine in China, and waterfalls, temples and lakes make this area […]

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SUNY Orange Breaks Ground on New Science Center & SUNY Orange to Receive Spirit of Innovation Award

September 18, 2013 – MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — The innovation that led to the development of the recently introduced iPhone 5 was on New York State Senator John Bonacic’s mind Tuesday morning as he joined other local officials and dignitaries at the podium to help SUNY Orange celebrate the groundbreaking for the Center for Science and […]

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SUNY Orange Kindercollege Includes TWMLA Outdoor Play Area

August 10, 2012 – This fall SUNY Orange will be running its Middletown child care program in a new building with an adjacent outdoor play area TWMLA designed to emphasize natural play. Primary features include a sand and water play area and a playhouse “village” for imaginative play. TWMLA also incorporated sensorial features such as a large outdoor xylophone, […]

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Cayuga Waterfront Trail Phase III Ribbon Cutting

August 3, 2012 – Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales was joined by Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and officials from Seneca, Cayuga and Tompkins Counties for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of Phase 3 the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. Perales also announced a planning effort for the Cayuga Lake Blueway Trail during the ceremony.   […]

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SUNY Cobleskill’s New Look

August 6, 2012 – The SUNY Cobleskill Campus will have a much different look for new and returning students and staff this fall.  The Campus is under construction implementing plans completed by TWMLA for the core of campus to dramatically improve the appearance, ADA accessibility as well as overall functionality. A large quantity of paved […]

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TWMLA Releases Broderick Park Master Plan: An Underground Railroad Memorial

July 12, 2012 – Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects presented the final master plan for Broderick Park, a culturally important waterfront park in Buffalo, NY, during a public meeting today, as reported in the Buffalo News: City planners, nature lovers and historical preservationists want to revitalize one of the city’s most isolated public parks, making […]

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Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects Receives Preservation Award

  Each year, Historic Ithaca Inc. presents Preservation Awards for “sensitive restoration and preservation projects within Tompkins County”. On May 3rd, Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects and HOLT Architects were recognized by Historic Ithaca for their work on the Southworth Library in Dryden, New York. The Southworth Library is a stone structure which includes a bell tower, […]

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Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Selected as Landscape Architects for Techworks! Museum

    Trowbridge Wolf Michaels has been selected as landscape architects for the design team led by Bucher Borges Group of Washington, DC commissioned to develop Techworks!, a new museum in Binghamton, New York.  Part of the Center for Technology and Innovation, Techworks! will  explore the innovation process and showcase upstate New York’s concentration of inventions. […]

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Economic Development Council Unveils Plan for Finger Lakes Museum

  May 3, 2012 – The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council unveiled design plans and an online virtual tour of the Finger Lakes Museum’s Discovery Campus, the first phase of a transformation project along Keuka Lake. The updated plans from design team Bohlin Cwyinski Jackson ( www.bcj.com) and Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects were presented at […]

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TWMLA Authors Plan for Niagara Falls State Park

Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects (TWMLA) recently completed the “Niagara Falls State Park Landscape Improvements Plan” which New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey released at a press conference on April 24, 2012.  The Landscape Improvements Plan establishes a long-term vision for restoring Niagara Falls State Park.  “A major goal was to provide design concepts […]

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TWMLA Redesigns Buffalo’s Broderick Park

  Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown showcased Trowbridge Wolf Michaels’ preliminary master plan for Broderick Park, a waterfront site in Buffalo, NY during an Earth Day press conference  in the park on April 21, 2012.  Broderick Park is part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom project. Fugitive slaves once boarded the ferry for […]

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Peter Trowbridge named one of 25 most admired educators of 2012

DesignIntelligence’s list of 25 most admired educators for 2012 was dominated by leading landscape architecture faculty: Rod Barnett, Associate Professor and Chair, Graduate Program in Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Auburn University James Corner, ASLA, Professor and Department Chair, Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania Hope Hasbrouck, Graduate Advisor and Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, […]

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