CLH President Christine Hilt recently attended the Association for Learning Environments South Carolina Chapter Conference held in Charleston, SC. Her presentation “Brown is the New Green: The Prats, Pitfalls and Benefits of Building Schools on Brownfield Sites” explored the pros and cons of brownfield adaptive reuse from the cost of clean up to the public perception of health risks to students. Her discussion looked at the impacts of placing a school in an industrial area has on its neighbors, zoning and land use, and what programs are most likely to succeed in this setting. She shared details on four case studies: An inner city middle school which was awarded the first EPA Smart Growth Award for Schools in the Nation, a middle school, an advanced career center in adapted industrial buildings, and an athletic complex and stadium on a 1930’s demolished brownfield factory site. This session provided a great summary of this type of building program.
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We are very excited to announce that Alice Reese has become our newest partner at CLH! Alice joined CLH in 2006 and provides landscape architecture services on a variety of educational and community projects. As both a licensed Landscape Architect and Certified Playground Safety Inspector, she understands the delicate balance between designing for safety and fun. We […]
This past December CLH welcomed Brian Lussier as a new member of our Construction Administration team. Brian comes to CLH from a career in golf course design where he owned his own business as well as worked for golf courses. This innovative and creative design experience will be very helpful while he is providing construction […]