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

Is It Time to Garden Yet?

If you are like me, you can’t help but want to get your yard and garden back to the glory days of warmer weather. Unfortunately, our growing zones in the northeast do not comply with this wish! Therefore, I have come up with some options to help sooth my gardening soul during the winter months.  … Read more

Know Your Boundaries

Whether it is an industrial, commercial, or residential property, the location of the property boundary is one of first things an owner should know. Have you ever wondered exactly where your property boundaries are?  Many people who own property do not know where their property ends and their neighbors begins. They tend to rely on … Read more