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.

Breaking Ground at the Woodlynde School

Wednesday, May 22nd was a picture-perfect day to break ground at the Woodlynde School – a private, co-ed college prep school for students in grades K-12, who learn differently. The school is located on Upper Gulph Road in Strafford, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County. Board members, leaders of the school, and the campaign committee kicked off … Read more

Benefits of Landscaping Commercial Properties

Whether you’re developing a new commercial property or looking to renovate one, having a professional landscape plan designed by a landscape architect, can provide a nice ROI. For an office building, retail store/center, medical office building, or any other commercial property – plantings, hardscape, site amenities, and lighting elements create an environment that attracts people … Read more

Reimagining Mobile Home Parks for Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Crisis Affordable housing continues to be a hot topic, especially in Chester County and other Philadelphia suburbs. While places like King of Prussia and the City of Lancaster have had multifamily housing booms, most areas lack housing to support their workforce. And when looking at development and construction costs, a solution seems further … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Q & A with Meghan Shomper

Title: Landscape Architect Years at Nave Newell: 4.5 Education: Penn State University – BS in Horticulture, Temple University – BS in Landscape Architecture Favorite project:  Woodbine- it has a great combination of structured and natural landscape that has been fun to design! Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #10- Be relentless about improvement. I find there are always new … Read more

What Is Land Development – and How Do I Get Started?

When people ask us, “What do you do?” our answer is typically, “We specialize in land development.” So, What Is Land Development? Simple definition = Land development is the process in which you make improvements to a piece of land. Real world definition = Land development is a complex process that involves the evaluation, planning, engineering, and … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Q & A with Tim Brennan

Title: Principal Years at Nave Newell: 14 Education: Villanova – BSCE & MSCE Favorite project: Melmark – a wonderful client with unique & ever-changing campus needs Favorite Nave Newell Way Fundamental: #1 – Do What’s Best for the Client Expertise: I’m Nave Newell’s EXPERT in Relationship Building Family: Wife Nicole and sons – John (23), Tommy (21) and daughter – Julia (17) FUN QUESTIONS: … Read more