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TFMoran’s Sophie Haddock Published in High Profile Monthly

High Profile‘s May issue covers Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering and Technology and Innovation. Sophie Haddock, Assistant Land Planner and Landscape Designer at TFMoran gave her perspective on the evolution of visuals we provide to our clients.

Read the article below, or see the full issue here.

Also in this issue, TFM Staff News! Robin Carter and Matthew Bean have joined our team in the Bedford Office.

Evolving Towards Seamless Visuals in the Digital Age

As our world modernizes and design programs advance, we see a trend in clients looking for visuals that utilize the latest technology to provide accurate and lifelike models. While still worthwhile, hand drawings pose a challenge when design modifications are needed. Computer programs provide the flexibility for the designer to make revisions seamlessly. This efficiency is valuable to both the client and the designer. 

Most high-quality rendering programs available today work hand in hand with AutoCAD to bring realistic context to designs. AutoCAD provides the base map, so that every plant, swale, and light pole can be placed exactly where it is intended. Using a program such as “SketchUp”, buildings or other architectural elements can be created or imported. To add fine detail, a high-quality rendering program such as Lumion can be used for realistic detail as well as other life elements, such as weather, people, and animations. 

Using today’s rendering software allows engineers and landscape architects to provide remarkably lifelike and accurate representations of the environment they are creating. The use of a consistent scale allows clients to see what their building will look like from various perspectives, and how effective their screening will be. Programs like these also provide an opportunity to design backward: the sizes, colors, and textures of plants are visually displayed, allowing the designer to see the full picture and find ideal positions before reflecting back onto a 2-dimensional landscape plan. As technology advances, we continue to evolve and provide exceptional visuals for our clients. These technologies enable designers to be their most creative and clients to understand concepts in a remarkably lifelike form.

Sophie Haddock is a landscape designer and assistant land planner at TFMoran, inc.

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TFMoran Celebrates World Landscape Architecture Month

TFMoran is celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)! This Internationally recognized event highlights the work of landscape architects and celebrates the design of public and private spaces. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives and is celebrated every April to coincide with Earth Day.

We’d like to take this time to recognize the outstanding work of our Landscape Architects:

Michael Krzeminski, PLA: Mike is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, and ME. He attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Robert Hoover, PLA, ASLA: Rob is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, ME, CT, NY, RI, and PA. He attended Harvard University Graduate School of Design, with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with Distinction. Rob earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts.

Matthew Routhier, PLA: Matt is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH and ME. He attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

Sophie Haddock:  Sophie is an Assistant Land Planner in our Bedford office. Sophie attended the University of Rhode Island, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, with a minor in Community Planning.

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Sophie Haddock joins TFMoran as Landscape Designer & Assistant Land Planner

Sophie Haddock has joined TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture department as a Landscape Designer and Assistant Land Planner in the Bedford office. Ms. Haddock obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree with a Minor in Community Planning this May from the University of Rhode Island. She is the recipient of the 2021 Academic Excellence Award from the URI Landscape Architecture Department. Her coursework included community planning, planting design, plant protection and landscape surveying. During her time at URI, Ms. Haddock was an ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Student Chapter member serving as Public Relations Coordinator. She was President of the Horticulture Club, a Teaching Assistant at the URI Department of Landscape Architecture and worked for a landscape architect studio in Los Angeles.

Welcome to the TFM Team, Sophie!

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TFMoran’s Sunrise Labs Patio design featured in High Profile

The new patio space at Sunrise Labs was featured in High Profile’s May 2021 edition, with a focus on Landscape Architecture. TFMoran Landscape Architects worked with Sunrise Labs of Bedford, NH to design a useful outdoor space to accommodate socially distanced gatherings during the pandemic.  TFMoran also worked closely with Property Manager Riley Enterprises, and JET Concrete of New Ipswich. The project was completed last fall, for Sunrise Labs employees to enjoy their new space as soon as possible. To read the full article from High Profile, open the PDF here or read the text below.

Also in this edition, our exciting news of Mike Krzeminski’s 25th year at TFMoran in the Landscape Design department, along with recent hire Cheryl Smith, TFM’s Seacoast Division Office Manager.  Congratulations!

TFMoran Designs Outdoor Space for Sunrise Labs

Bedford, NH– The team at Sunrise Labs, a provider of product development solutions to medical device OEM’s, asked TFMoran’s landscape architects to help them incorporate some useful outdoor space into the programming of their existing office building in Bedford. The goal was to create a soothing outdoor patio as an alternative gathering area to accommodate meetings, lunches and other functions for approximately 50 people, while maintaining social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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TFMoran Recognizes Landscape Architect Michael Krzeminski for 25 Years

Michael Krzeminski, PLA was recently recognized for 25 years of service as a valued member of TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture Department.

He joined TFMoran in 1995 as an assistant land planner/designer. He earned his NH Professional Landscape Architect license in 2016 shortly after the licensure program was created. Now, as head of TFM’s Landscape Architecture Department, he is also licensed in Massachusetts and Maine.

Krzeminski has an extensive knowledge of native plants that provide attractive, all-season color palettes and thrive with minimal attention in a northern New England setting.  As a key member of the TFMoran land development team, he works closely with civil engineers from initial stages through project completion, and he is widely recognized for his high-quality master plans for mixed-use development of large tracts of land.

Michael Krzeminski, PLA attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Congratulations Mike!

2003: Mike as an assistant land planner/designer in TFM’s Bedford office, creating a color landscape plan presentation with markers.
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TFMoran is Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month!

TFMoran is celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)! This Internationally recognized event highlights the work of landscape architects and celebrates the design of public and private spaces. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives and is celebrated every April to coincide with Earth Day.

TFMoran recognizes the outstanding work and dedication of our licensed Landscape Architects:  Michael Krzeminski, PLA and Robert Hoover, PLA, ASLA. They spend their days working closely with our civil engineers on land planning projects, including adding those special “curb-appeal” details!

Michael Krzeminski, PLA
Michael Krzeminski, PLA

Congratulations to Michael Krzeminski, PLA for his 25 YEARS of Outstanding Service in TFM’s Landscape Design Department!

Mike joined TFMoran in 1995 as an Assistant Land Planner/Designer and now leads TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture group. His role starts at the conceptual stage and continues through project completion. Mike is responsible for planting plans, specifications, and construction overview. His experience includes high-quality conceptual designs and renderings of commercial, industrial, and residential developments.

Mike is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, and ME. He attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in association with Syracuse University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture.

Mike has a real passion for the design work that he does, but in his free time, he’s cheering on Coach Boeheim and the Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team. “Go ‘Cuse!”

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“The Scope” TFMoran’s Spring Newsletter has Sprung!

Our Spring 2021 newsletter is packed full of exciting company news and incredible projects to read about.  Check out the digital version, which is now available “The Scope” Spring 2021.

The printed copy of “The Scope” will be coming to your mailbox this week! Thanks to Frank and the staff at Papergraphics of Merrimack for the excellent printing job and mailing services.

TFMoran Enewsletter-Sign-up If you don’t receive a hard copy of the newsletter and would like to, please go to our home page to sign up. (The form is located on the bottom right corner of page.)

Wishing you a Happy Spring from TFMoran!

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TFMoran is a 2-time “Gold Winner” in the Commercial Real Estate Category of The Registry Review’s First Annual Best of 2020

TFMoran is excited to announce our Gold-level rating on the first annual Registry Review Best of 2020! The Registry Review is New Hampshire’s Statewide Real Estate and Financial Newspaper, a publication by The Warren Group. Readers cast their votes online for the best providers of services and goods in the banking and real estate industries. This poll was put together to measure the loyalty and satisfaction of readers, providing them with an opportunity to speak up for those they believe are the best! Readers voted TFMoran the Gold Winner for Best Engineering Firm and the Gold Winner for Best Landscape Architect in the Commercial Real Estate category! Some familiar names also appeared on the list.

Congratulations to all who earned this great acknowledgement!

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Anne Cruess Featured in December 2020 Landscape Architect Magazine

Anne Cruess PLA, former Chief Landscape Architect and principal of TFMoran was recently featured in the December 2020 issue of Landscape Architect Magazine. Anne was honored at the Granite State Landscape Architects (GSLA) Annual Dinner in November 2019 with an award for her contribution to the profession of Landscape Architecture in the State of New Hampshire. Anne was also recognized for her dedicated service to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and her instrumental role in GSLA, particularly in convincing the House and Senate to pass a licensure bill for Professional Landscape Architects in New Hampshire. Congratulations Anne! Read the article here.

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“Embracing Mixed-Use Development” by TFM President Robert Duval featured in May issue of High-Profile

Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering was the Focus for High-Profile‘s May 2019 issue. TFMoran’s president, Robert Duval, PE, was featured as an Industry Expert in this special section, writing about the advantages for a mixed-use development. Using one of TFMoran’s high-profile examples of mixed-use, Market and Main in Bedford, NH (currently under construction), he quoted TFMoran’s Senior Landscape Architect, Michael Krzeminski, PLA explaining how he designs to provide a pedestrian-friendly experience. To view the story, click this link High-Profile May 2019_Embracing Mixed-Use Development or read below:

Embracing Mixed-Use Development
by Robert E. Duval

Adopted from urban environments, across the country, the mixed-use development concept is making its way into many smaller cities and towns in New England. These developments encompass a wide range of uses, including commercial, residential, cultural, institutional, and industrial uses in to an integrated whole.

Civil engineering benefits of integrated development include reduced traffic volumes, minimized parking needs, reduced stormwater flows, and greater density. Studies have shown that onsite parking supplies can be reduced by 10% or more because parking can be shared. Reduced parking cuts construction costs by reducing the amount of pavement as well as the extent of stormwater infrastructure needed to capture, detain, and treat pavement runoff.

Greater land use density can be achieved by avoiding internal line setbacks where multiple properties are combined into a single development. The result of this is efficiently designed parking and reduced need for land area, reduced construction costs, and minimized stormwater infrastructure and runoff.

Landscape architecture also plays a critical role in successful mixed-use development. Each building needs to be placed so as to provide convenient, attractive, and safe pedestrian travel between all other uses. “Walking distance” in New England is approximately 1,400 feet (about 7 minutes’ walk). This figure is dependent on the ease of travel; having a clear, direct path with an attractive walking environment improves walkability and the volume of foot traffic. Landscape architects must work closely with site engineers to create these easily traversable pedestrian routes.

Market and Main, a 350,000sf, upscale mixed-use center currently under construction in the town of Bedford, N.H., is a prime example. Located at the former Macy’s site on U.S. Route 3, TFMoran’s civil engineers and landscape architects worked closely with the developers to provide a pedestrian-friendly experience. “We designed the landscape to include pavered furniture strips along the sidewalks with ample seating and bike racks,” said Mike Krzeminski, one of TFMoran’s senior landscape architects. “Tree grates, along with structural planting soil, have been worked into the sidewalk design to create rhythm, shade, and sustainability for the trees,” continues Krzeminski. “The pedestrian environment is further enhanced by a central green, with pergolas and seating walls to create an outdoor gathering place for all to enjoy.” The first two retail buildings, Trader Joe’s and The Friendly Toast, are now open. The development plans include a 600-seat deluxe cinema, an office building, a hotel, a variety of restaurants and retail shops, and two parking garages.

The benefits of mixed-use developments are being recognized by many community planners. As these communities embrace mixed-use developments in their zoning codes, we can expect to see increasing prosperity and vibrancy in the central cores of our New England cities and towns.

Robert E. Duval, PE, LEED AP, is president and chief engineer at TFMoran, Inc., Bedford, N.H.