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Malvern Prep – Alumnus Jim Bannon Shares Nave Newell Projects

By Jim Bannon, PE | May 9, 2024

Some projects make you smile a little more and hold your head a little bit higher. For me, that occurs when I’m working with Malvern Preparatory School. As an alumnus, I consider it an honor to have the opportunity to shape the future of a campus that helped shape me as a person. It all … Read more

What’s Shakin’ in Pennsylvania?

By Gregory Newell, PE | April 25, 2024

If you are like me, you probably stopped what you were doing on the morning of April 5th around 10:30 and thought to yourself, “What the heck was that?” Then my memory flashed back to August 23, 2011, with the same wavy, dizzy sensation of an earthquake. As you know, the severity of an earthquake … Read more

Winter Internship Wonderland!

By Gregory Newell, PE | January 23, 2024

Nave Newell is delighted to introduce and extend heartfelt thanks to Mackenzie Howell, our exceptional winter intern hailing from the esteemed Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Delaware. Joining us over her winter break, Mackenzie has seamlessly integrated into our team in the Land Planning Department. Her willingness to take on challenges, coupled with … Read more

Wrapping Up an Incredible Internship!

By Gregory Newell, PE | August 15, 2023

Nave Newell bid a fun-filled farewell to our summer intern, Liam McLaughlin. It was an honor to have Liam work as a part of our team, and we want to thank him for being a fantastic and upbeat intern. Liam showed creativity, determination, and the drive necessary to make it in this industry. We found … Read more

Liam McLaughlin, Summer Intern

By Gregory Newell, PE | May 24, 2023

We are excited to introduce Liam McLaughlin, our summer intern! Liam will be a Junior at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is majoring in Environmental Engineering. In fact, Liam just returned from a semester abroad in Sydney, Australia. We had a feeling he had recently traveled when he called our parking lot the “car park!” … Read more

Joe Turpin, Staff Engineer

By Gregory Newell, PE | April 24, 2023

We are excited to introduce Joe Turpin, who recently joined our team as a staff engineer. Joe was born and raised within the engineering and landscape architecture realm, and brings years of experience with an extensive portfolio of work in construction, installation, environmental craftsmanship, and stormwater management. Joe is a recent graduate of Pennsylvania State University, … Read more

Meet Our Land Planners and Landscape Architects

By Gregory Newell, PE | April 13, 2023

They leverage the perfect balance of art and science. They create a site plan that achieves the highest and best land use for your land, while thoughtfully placing amenities to create an attractive environment and improve quality of life. Together, they work closely with our clients and civil engineers to incorporate a well-planned and inspired landscape and hardscape … Read more

Where Do You Go in Chester County for More Affordable New Housing?

By Gregory Newell, PE | March 21, 2023

It’s no secret that the Chester County housing market has been a rollercoaster ride over the past few years. This volatility has made it difficult for buyers and sellers alike to predict what’s going to happen next. One of the most important questions within this industry is how to make housing more affordable. For many … Read more

Quick Submission Beats Zoning Change Along Philadelphia’s Main Line

By Gregory Newell, PE | March 13, 2023

1237 Lancaster Avenue, along Philadelphia’s Main Line, a tiny .34-acre site that presented a redevelopment opportunity. Previously an older residence, it’s situated along a stretch of Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) where many properties have been converted to commercial use. When our land planners got involved, an upcoming Township Zoning Ordinance amendment required an extremely quick … Read more

Expert Spotlight: Joe Larkins

By Gregory Newell, PE | January 23, 2023

Role: Survey Technician Expertise: Joe Larkins is Nave Newell’s EXPERT in ALTA Surveys and Palaeography. How did you become an expert in ALTA Surveys? After many years working in both the field and the office, you tend to come across many different situations, and as one gains experience, there are more internal resources and situations … Read more