Pioneering Landscape Architecture Firm to Provide All Encompassing Design at Long Branch, NJ Property
As construction at The Whitechapel Projects, the soon-to-be nanobrewery, art gallery, restaurant, and event and community space continues, the owner and visionary behind the property, Preston Casertano, recently announced a collaboration with RAFT Landscape Architecture. The innovative landscape architecture firm based in Brooklyn, New York, is known for creating functional and visually engaging landscapes through progressive design.
RAFT’s work at The Whitechapel Projects will incorporate high-performance landscape techniques that address the role that the site plays in its urban ecological context. Using adapted soils and plants, The Whitechapel Projects will be resilient to flooding. Through rainwater collection and reuse, the project will reduce the amount of rainwater entering the sewer system and limit the overall environmental impact the property will have on the community.
RAFT’s meticulous attention to detail, including the implementation of recycled materials, will provide an aesthetically appealing and environmentally beneficial landscape for The Whitechapel Projects. The company will be developing the landscape character for a sequence of outdoor spaces that form a procession through the complex, including the central courtyard, rear garden, rooftop meadow, and rooftop farm. Re-used building materials will work together with a native and adapted plant palette to ground the visitor experience in the urban, historical, and ecological contexts of the project.
RAFT Landscape Architecture is a landscape practice rooted in discovery and critical evaluation. The company collaborates with clients like The Whitechapel Projects to discover new methods in which particular landscapes can provide unexpected and critical social, ecological, and financial value. Matt Donham and partner Rebecca Hill, founders of RAFT, will lead the way to providing a unique experience through innovative landscape architectural design at The Whitechapel Projects.
Donham and Hill studied landscape architecture together at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design where they developed a shared value for landscape architecture that fully engages the natural, social, political, and economic systems that interact in public space.
Casertano sought RAFT out because of their expertise and experience in producing distinctive, ecologically friendly environments. As such, the landscape architecture will be its own design element at The Whitechapel Projects.
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