On Monday, September 21, 2015 TFMoran Civil Project Engineers Jeff Kevan and Tucker McCarthy, along with TFMoran’s Senior Landscape Planner/Designer Mike Krzeminski joined the Southern New Hampshire University campus community in celebrating the grand opening of the new Quad. It was a perfect sunny day to hold the ribbon cutting ceremony lead by President Paul LeBlanc, who was accompanied by the Dean of Students and Student Government Association President. It seemed fitting flying discs of the school colors blue and yellow were being thrown by students throughout the vibrant green space, where a parking lot once occupied. The new addition of a black metal archway at the top of the stairs, displays the University’s iconic leaf symbol following the curve. And, at the foot of the stairs, a large black leaf is engraved in a granite circle, with paths leading from it in three directions. Students tried out the new benches, walkways and new grass areas while enjoying hot dogs and ice cream. We can certainly say a good time was had by all!
TFMoran worked with the University in providing conceptual designs, landscape architecture, land surveying, permitting and civil engineering services to convert the old parking lot into a new green space. The Quad is located in the center of the campus, across from the new Learning Commons and Library, and Dining Hall, where there is a pedestrian light for safe crossing on North River Road. Leighton A. White, Inc. of Milford was the site work contractor.
Below are a few “Before” photos: