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Grants support the Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park

Grants support the Autism Nature Trail at Letchworth State Park

Two recently awarded grants will support the Autism Nature Trail (ANT) planned for Letchworth State Park. This first-of-its-kind trail, designed specifically for visitors with autism spectrum disorder, will provide unique experiences for visitors of all abilities. The goal of the ANT is to promote inclusion, making the inspiring, engaging and calming qualities of nature accessible,...
An Educational Excursion to the Mundy Wildflower Garden

An Educational Excursion to the Mundy Wildflower Garden

As part of an initiative to have weekly outdoor learning opportunities during the summer, a group from TWMLA recently took advantage of the gorgeous weather to visit the Mundy Wildflower Garden of the Cornell Botanic Gardens. Guided by Krissy Boys, the Wildflower Garden’s Natural Areas Horticulturalist, the group learned firsthand about native plant communities and...
Cataract Commons Ribbon Cutting at Niagara Falls

Cataract Commons Ribbon Cutting at Niagara Falls

Capital improvement funds allocated by Empire State Development have enabled the construction of a public green in downtown Niagara Falls, NY that will enliven a key location within the city. Building upon our body of work in greater Niagara Falls, extensive improvements to Niagara Falls State Park and ongoing planning efforts along the Upper Niagara...
Ribbon Cutting at Lakeside Bike Park

Ribbon Cutting at Lakeside Bike Park

Buffalo Outer Harbor, Lakeside Bike Park has opened to the public following a ribbon cutting ceremony held Friday the 24th of May.  Kathryn Wolf, Principal-in-Charge of the project (photo above, left), and Jonathan Peet, Senior Landscape Architect, were in attendance from TWMLA to celebrate the public unveiling and commence a summer of new recreation opportunities...
Two TWMLA Team Members Earn Licensure as Landscape Architects

Two TWMLA Team Members Earn Licensure as Landscape Architects

This fall, TWMLA had the pleasure of welcoming two of our designers into the ranks of licensed Landscape Architects: Bryan Denig and Ryan Wright. Bryan and Ryan were classmates in the Landscape Architecture program at Cornell University and have kept pace with one another through the testing and certification process. Following the successful completion of...
Roswell Roof Terrace Receives AIANYS Award

Roswell Roof Terrace Receives AIANYS Award

The New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized TWMLA’s work on the recently completed MMMB Patient Terrace at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. The project has received both a 2018 AIA Merit Design Award as well as a Gold Medal from the Healthcare Design trade organization....
TWMLA Engages Public in Plans for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor

TWMLA Engages Public in Plans for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor

On November 19, the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) held its second open house for the Outer Harbor Access and Activation Project. Attendees of the open house had the opportunity to comment on design alternatives, provide feedback, and respond to a survey. Presentation materials from the open house can be viewed on the project’s...
Niagara Opportunity Area study receives award from NY Upstate APA

Niagara Opportunity Area study receives award from NY Upstate APA

TWMLA is extremely pleased to announce that the Niagara Opportunity Area Study has been recognized with a Comprehensive Planning Award during the 2018 New York Upstate APA Chapter’s annual awards ceremony. TWMLA led the landscape architecture component of the Brownfield Opportunity Area Nomination Study for the City of Niagara Falls, New York, and was responsible...
Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Unveils Expansion Plans

Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Unveils Expansion Plans

Sonnenberg Gardens and New York State Parks recently announced the acquisition of the former Army Reserve property and unveiled preliminary plans to expand the park with a new visitor center and main entrance. TWMLA is excited to have been a part of the collaboration with Saratoga Associates to develop the concept designs for the expansion...
TWMLA Receives AIANYS Excelsior Award for Work at Rochester’s Midtown

TWMLA Receives AIANYS Excelsior Award for Work at Rochester’s Midtown

TWMLA’s work for Rochester’s Midtown Rising redevelopment initiative has been awarded the 2018 American Institute of Architects New York State Excelsior Award of Merit in Landscape Architecture. The Excelsior Awards were created by AIANYS to provide a model of excellence for future state-funded design. The judging criteria required that projects must demonstrate responsible use of...
Peter Trowbridge becomes Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Fellow

Peter Trowbridge becomes Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Fellow

TWMLA is excited to share that Peter Trowbridge, RLA, FASLA has been selected to become a Fellow of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). This high achievement recognizes Peter’s lifetime accomplishments and contributions to Landscape Architecture through the teaching of Landscape Architecture students, work, and research. Congratulations on this well-deserved accomplishment Peter!
TWMLA Designer Lauren Butts Presents at Touriscape Conference

TWMLA Designer Lauren Butts Presents at Touriscape Conference

TWMLA Landscape Designer, Lauren Butts, presented at the Touriscape 1st International Congress Transversal Tourism and Landscape Conference in Malaga, Spain. Her paper, Coastal Flux: Changing Coastal Leisure and Development Patterns, co-authored with Maria Goula, examines how the development of coastal land into tourist resorts lacks consideration for the dynamic nature of the coast. As a...
Upson Hall Renovation Wins AIANY Architecture Award of Merit

Upson Hall Renovation Wins AIANY Architecture Award of Merit

Cornell University’s Upson Hall renovation, designed by LTL Architects and Perkins + Will, was awarded the 2018 American Institute of Architects New York Design Award of Merit. TWMLA provided landscape design services for the project, creating a context-based site design that unites the project with the adjacent campus landscape by incorporating the building design vocabulary. Congratulations,...
Ribbon Cutting at 210 Hancock Street

Ribbon Cutting at 210 Hancock Street

Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to open their newest development, 210 Hancock Street. The project transformed a vacant block in the heart of Ithaca, New York into a vibrant mixed-use asset for the neighborhood, providing 59 units of affordable and market rate housing. TWMLA is proud to have continued our long-standing...
TWMLA Welcomes New Designer to the Team

TWMLA Welcomes New Designer to the Team

TWMLA welcomes Lauren Butts as the newest Assistant Designer on our team. She brings an interdisciplinary background, with an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and master’s degree in landscape architecture from Cornell University. Lauren’s professional experience includes a year working as an architectural intern in Seattle, and she is excited to...
“Flat Man” Arrives at the Buffalo Outer Harbor

“Flat Man” Arrives at the Buffalo Outer Harbor

On loan from the Griffis Sculpture Park, “Flat Man” has been installed at the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The 30’ foot tall sculpture underwent restoration after spending the last 50 years at Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto, New York. Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation partnered to bring the restored sculpture to Buffalo. The new waterfront...
Innovative Autism Nature Trail Proposed for Letchworth State Park

Innovative Autism Nature Trail Proposed for Letchworth State Park

TWMLA is providing design services for the creation of a nature trail at Letchworth State Park dedicated to providing a unique and welcoming experience to those on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. The Autism Nature Trail, or ANT, will work to provide nature-based environmental education opportunities for those with sensory processing and sensory integration challenges....
Cornell Law School Academic Center Receives BSA Honor Award

Cornell Law School Academic Center Receives BSA Honor Award

TWMLA is excited to announce that their work at the Cornell Law School has received a Boston Society of Architects (BSA) Education Facilities Honor Award. The LEED Platinum project has also previously received a Merit Award from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) for Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive...
Peter Trowbridge Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Trowbridge Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Trowbridge, RLA, FASLA has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The award is the highest honor the New York Upstate Chapter may bestow upon a landscape architect to honor their lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession. Congratulations Peter!
TWMLA Welcomes Two New Designers to the Team

TWMLA Welcomes Two New Designers to the Team

TWMLA welcomes William Elliot and Makenzie O’Rourke as the newest members of our team. Both William and Makenzie join TWMLA as Assistant Designers. William’s experience in the design profession includes six years as a senior acoustical consultant in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior to joining the firm, Makenzie worked for Niles Bolton Associates in Atlanta, Georgia on multifamily, residential,...
Peter Trowbridge Named One of the 25 Most Admired Educators of 2017

Peter Trowbridge Named One of the 25 Most Admired Educators of 2017

For the third time in six years, the publication DesignIntelligence has named Cornell University Professor of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architecture Department Chair Peter Trowbridge, RLA, FASLA as one of the 25 Most Admired Educators of 2017.  Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in design education by naming 25 exceptional educators in the disciplines of architecture, interior design, and landscape...
TWMLA presents I-81 Project at Conference of Transportation Engineers

TWMLA presents I-81 Project at Conference of Transportation Engineers

Members of the TWMLA team recently presented at the Annual New York State Association of Transportation Engineers (NYSTATE) Conference held in Lake Placid. Principal Kathryn Wolf and Senior Landscape Architect Jonathan Peet co-presented a session, “The I-81 Viaduct Project: Urban Design Approaches to Meet the Project’s Second Goal,” that described the urban design work TWMLA...
Buffalo Harbor State Park Wins APWA Environmental Award

Buffalo Harbor State Park Wins APWA Environmental Award

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 new 200-acre park on Buffalo’s Outer...
LEED Gold for SUNY Orange Rowley Center

LEED Gold for SUNY Orange Rowley Center

TWMLA is very pleased to announce 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 of the design...
TWMLA Welcomes Another Designer to the Team

TWMLA Welcomes Another Designer to the Team

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 in scale from single-family residential to...
TWMLA Designer Bryan Denig Becomes Certified Arborist

TWMLA Designer Bryan Denig Becomes Certified Arborist

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 provide specialized knowledge to ensure that...
Cornell Law School Receives SCUP Award

Cornell Law School Receives SCUP Award

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  teamed with Ann Beha Architects for this project. Prior to the new addition, the Law School site included a...
TWMLA Collaborates on Buffalo Master Plan

TWMLA Collaborates on Buffalo Master Plan

Last week the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation 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 private investment. It focuses on four...
TWMLA Welcomes Three New Team Members

TWMLA Welcomes Three New Team Members

TWLMA is delighted to welcome three new team members to our growing office. Ryan Kovac, RLA joins TWMLA 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 with Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and IQ Landscape...
TWMLA Site Contributes to Cornell Law LEED Platinum

TWMLA Site Contributes to Cornell Law LEED Platinum

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 an auditorium, extensive library renovations, and...