On land that was once an access road and a paved parking lot for over 400 cars, Bridgewater State University created 5 acres of green space, knitting together the two halves of campus. This $1.8 million project, completed in two phases in 2012 and 2013, provides informal lawn area, distinct plaza spaces for congregating, and a meandering contemplative garden path.
In addition, a section of 24 inch diameter drain pipe was removed and the previously buried stream was "daylighted" to create a natural water feature planted with native species that attracts wildlife.
The removal of vehicular traffic from the geographic center of campus has helped create a new identity for the University, which has been aggressively expanding their physical facilities over the past decade.
RDA has been proudly providing design and planning services to Bridgewater State University since 2004.
Owner: Bridgewater State University - Bridgewater, MA
Civil Engineer: Nitsch Engineering
Contractor: Lawrence Lynch Corp.