Value of Urban Trees

People’s Bank Plaza The improvements to the plaza at People’s Bank Plaza at 850 Main Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut represents a fulfilled desire by many to create an environment that nurtures and enhances the experience of residents, employees, and visitors. Research reflects a real value to trees and nature in the urban environment. Such transformations… Continue reading Value of Urban Trees

People’s Bank Plaza, Bridgeport, CT

September 6, 2021 – The plaza at 850 Main Street in Bridgeport is rapidly transforming into an inviting space not only for people, but pollinators and other wildlife. Constructed in the late 1980’s, the plaza represented the dominance of man over nature. The new design strives to create a relationship allowing for inclusion of the… Continue reading People’s Bank Plaza, Bridgeport, CT

Advocacy: In support of House Bill 5429

Advocacy:  Aris W. Stalis testified as a representative of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects at the Public Hearing of the Committee on Transportation in Connecticut in support of House Bill 5429 (https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2021&bill_num=5429): An Act Concerning Pedestrian Safety. His testimony highlighted the following strategies:      Granting pedestrian rights of way at… Continue reading Advocacy: In support of House Bill 5429

Project Completion: H. Smith Richardson Golf Course Clubhouse

Project Completion:  The final punch list is nearly complete for H. Smith Richardson Golf Course Clubhouse. A few items require attention in the spring, but the majority of work is complete, ending a 30 month process from initial design programming, through construction. We look forward to a formal ribbon cutting in the spring, when the… Continue reading Project Completion: H. Smith Richardson Golf Course Clubhouse

Under Construction: Mill Hill Elementary School

Under Construction: The oak at Mill Hill Elementary School with framing. Something we continue to monitor.

Construction Starting: Mill Hill Elementary School

28 August 2020: Work has begun at the Mill Hill Elementary School. Of high importance is the protection and preservation of a 35”diameter oak (Scarlet Oak – Quercus coccinea).