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Dresdner Robin Redesigns Ramsey, N.J., Recreational Facility, Senior Center

RAMSEY, N.J. – July 6, 2020 – Dresdner Robin, a leading land-use consultancy based in Jersey City, N.J., announced it has completed design and site work on a 20-acre property surrounding Ramsey, N.J.’s municipal pool, which includes a new, 2,300-square-foot senior center. Construction and site work began in late 2019 and is nearing completion. The redesigned complex, located at 75 East Oak St., features a new pool house as well as new public recreational facilities. Dresdner Robin also designed a stormwater basin to mitigate flooding and runoff, various landscape elements, and expanded and reconfigured the parking facilities. A new, 50-space parking lot was added for the senior facility while an opposite lot serving the pool was expanded and improved. “Dresdner Robin did an excellent job r...Read More

Two-Tower Residential Development, ‘Parkview Apartments,’ Coming to Life Above Jersey City’s Berry Lane Park

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Feb. 25, 2020 – A new, two-tower residential development, Parkview Apartments, will soon break ground in the Lafayette section of Jersey City, adjacent to Berry Lane Park, the city’s newest green space. New Jersey-based firms, Dresdner Robin and Monteforte Architectural Studio, are providing essential engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, surveying and planning services for the project. Parkview Apartments includes two 89-foot buildings that will each rise seven stories over two floors of parking. The towers, which will break ground in days and complete construction by the end of 2021, will overlook Berry Lane Park, with unique architecture angled toward the recreational space and reflective glass that returns light to the areas below. The complex will incl...Read More

Riihimäki Station Area Master Plan

The Riihimäki Station Area Master Plan was adopted by Riihimäki City Council on February 4th, 2020. The plan includes land use, traffic planning, and architectural master planning for an area of 80 hectares to accommodate 5 000 inhabitants. The multidisciplinary team comprised Arkkitehdit LSV, Jolma Architects, TUPA architecture, Nomaji maisema-arkkitehdit, and Ramboll Finland.  The Master Plan for Riihimäki Station Area brings together disparate and detached neighborhoods separated by the bisecting railway line. The plan reconciles different socio-economic conditions to create a more egalitarian society in keeping with Finnish values. The master plan has been developed through an innovative design in dialogue process, consulting local communities, businesses, and individuals. During ...Read More

Site Preparation Begins at 158,000-SF ‘City Harbor’ Project Set to Revitalize Ithaca’s Waterfront

ITHACA, N.Y. – Jan. 28, 2020 – City Harbor, a substantial mixed-use project promoting wider access to Cayuga Lake, has entered site preparation stages, its project team has announced. The site, nestled along an inlet on the southern shore of the 37.9-mile Finger Lake, will feature 158,000 square feet of residential space, with an adjacent medical building adding another 60,000 square feet to the site. Developers plan to break ground on the project in May, with construction for its first phase set to take approximately a year and a half. Upon completion, the residential complex at 101 Pier Road in Ithaca, N.Y., formerly the site of Johnson Boat Yard, will include 156 one- and two-bedroom residential units with a wellness center and amenities. These include a full-service restaurant with ind...Read More

5 Things Architects Want from a Landscape Architect

We love architecture and we love working with architects. It’s no secret that there’s sometimes tension in the architect/landscape architect relationship, but there’s no reason it needs to be that way. The duo will always create a better project together when they work as a team in harmony. Over the years, we’ve successfully navigated many projects and relationships and we’ve listened to what architects say about what rings their bell and what pushes their buttons. To lay the foundation, here are five guidelines for working with architects that will help you become their ‘go-to’ landscape architect, time after time. Be responsive to deadlines It’s tempting to say “never miss a deadline”, but never missing a deadline requires that you recognize when time seems short and respond to that. Eve...Read More

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