Unused land is transformed for public enjoyment
Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction creates design-build garden niche for unique projects
SOUTHAMPTON, N.J., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction, LLC is reinvigorating long ignored public spaces.
The firm’s foray in transforming underused land for public reflection and enjoyment is evident in its two recently completed undertakings: a parish prayer garden and a memorial garden honoring America’s fallen heroes.
Renown for its innovative residential hard- and softscape capabilities, Beechwood’s public approach of its unique design-build garden niche is to capture the spirit of each locale and fulfill the needs of its audience.
Previous lackluster land on Saint Joan of Arc parish grounds in Marlton, NJ now invites contemplative strolls of reflection and spirituality for parishioners and public alike. The quarter-acre site’s meandering paver pathway through landscaped gardens guides visitors to various religious alcoves bordered by earth-toned stone walls. Benches are interspersed throughout the garden and LED lighted lampposts and soft backlighting illuminate evening visits.
Beechwood’s Fallen Heroes Memorial exemplifies the public design-build garden that withstands natural and environmental effects on its structures and external space use while respecting the sacred quality of its purpose.
On a tiny plot of turf fronting the Indian Mills Volunteer Fire Company in Indian Mills, NJ the memorial was designed and built to honor its centerpiece – a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center’s north tower. Beechwood’s in-house implementation of various textures and hues of granite, steel, stone and concrete contribute to the site’s stately appeal intended to last through the ages. The memorial is softened by surrounding plantings and accented with benches for reflection and contemplation.
“Our design-build garden process breathes life into static land space that benefit visitors and communities alike,” said Beechwood president Steve Chepurny. “Creating dynamic garden and structural spaces is our passion and we are thrilled at how well our creations are received,” added Chepurny.
Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction of Southampton, NJ serves New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware and Maryland. Winner of numerous industry awards for excellence, the firm was recently featured on the cover of 2013 Great Backyards. www.beechwoodlandscape.com
SOURCE Beechwood Landscape Architecture and Construction, LLC