The Nave Newell Way: From Core Values to a Company Culture

Written by Laura Kepner, Director of Fun (NN employee since 1994) Nave Newell opened for business in 1992. Two years later, I walked in the door and now over 25 years have passed – wow! From day one, it just felt right. Within the first few hours, I could tell that the owners cared about … Read more

City of Philadelphia Development Process

A Step-By-Step Guide Every land development project comes with its own complexities. We understand that trying to prepare for the City of Philadelphia’s planning and development permit review process can feel overwhelming. That’s why, when a new client asked us to help them with their first project in Philadelphia – we gave them a detailed … Read more

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

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A Green Infrastructure Research Lab Grows at Villanova

From U.S. News & World Report By Bridget Wadzuk, PhD, Contributor and Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University  THE U.S. CONTINUES TO set new marks for the rainiest months on record. From July 2018 to June 2019, the country had on average 7.9 inches more rain per month than the … Read more

Renderings: Why They’re Important for Real Estate Development Projects

For real estate development projects, renderings provide a ‘snapshot’ of the finished site. They bring the plan to life and make it easier for others to visualize the end result – much easier than an architectural drawing or engineering plan. Detailed, 3D renderings can even illustrate shadows, topography, landscape, seasons, and people using the site. … Read more