Event Recap: 2019 HBA Legislative Breakfast

Greg Newell recently spoke to local legislators and home builders in West Chester at the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Chester & Delaware Counties Legislative Breakfast. The annual event covers legislative, regulatory, and political updates. Each year, Greg is invited to provide a regulatory update on the state of the land development process and stormwater … Read more

Stormwater Management for a Changing Climate

Signs of Climate Change It’s hard not to notice the change in rainfall patterns. Not to mention the impact on stormwater management infrastructure. Current studies project that the increase in heavy precipitation events will continue. In fact, rainfall events that exceed common engineering design criteria, including 100‐year storms, have increased in frequency in most parts … Read more

Fall Landscape Design Tips

It finally feels like fall – which means now is a great time to check out our list of fall landscape design tips. Here are some ideas selected by our landscape architects to get you inspired. We’ll help you select fall plants, update your landscape, and prepare for the cooler months ahead. Fall Favorites – … Read more

City of Philadelphia Stormwater Updates

Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) recently announced stormwater updates for developers, contractors, and property owners who are designing, constructing, or maintaining a property in the City of Philadelphia. These updates include changes to the stormwater application process and a new website – a great resource for private development projects. The application process changes are mostly on … Read more

Top 5 Campus Planning Trends

With several K-12 and higher education projects in the works, here are 5 campus planning trends that our land planners, civil engineers, and landscape architects are seeing in 2019: Campus Planning Trends Campus gateways Schools are constantly looking to raise their stature. One way is to make a good first impression. Gateway projects range anywhere … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Paul Lepard

Title: Principal, Director of Land Planning and Landscape Architecture Years at Nave Newell: 21 Education: Penn State University – Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA), University of Pennsylvania – Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) Expertise: I’m Nave Newell’s Expert in Land Use and Zoning Favorite Projects: DuPont Chestnut Ridge residential community, Cannery mixed-use development … Read more

Landscape Design – No Fail Perennials

Perennials are the foundation of any commercial landscape design or residential garden. They are reliable, beautiful, and come back bigger and better each year. Our landscape architects have selected a few of their favorite no fail perennials just for you. Coreopsis – Our top pick! There are so many reasons to put these in your … Read more

Campus Master Planning for the Future

Nave Newell helped Melmark develop a comprehensive master plan to visualize short and long-term improvements needed on their 65-acre campus. The plan ensures proper sequencing and cost optimization, while allowing programming flexibility for fundraising.