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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.

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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.

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TFMoran is Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month

This week, TFMoran is celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month! World Landscape Architecture Month is the month long celebration of landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces. Established by the American Society of Landscape Architecture, WLAM aims to demonstrate how landscape architecture affects our daily lives. WLAM is celebrated every April to coincide with Earth Day.

TFMoran’s Landscape Architecture Department consists of Michael Krzeminski, PLA; Adam Jimenez and Robert Hoover, PLA, ASLA who spend their days designing TFMoran projects, including adding those special “curb-appeal” details.

Michael Krzeminski, PLAMichael Krzeminski, PLA, is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA and ME. He attended 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 joined TFMoran in 1995 as an Assistant Land Planner/Designer and is now a key member of the TFM Design team. He has an extensive knowledge of plant materials and design principles, which enables him to creatively solve design problems. His role at TFMoran 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. He has been the lead Landscape Architect at TFMoran for 3 years and has a passion for the work that he does.

Adam Jimenez, Land PlannerAdam Jimenez has a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Rhode Island and joined the TFM Design team in 2016. He is an Assistant Land Planner and is working towards getting his landscape architecture license. His design experience includes commercial and residential land planning. Prior to joining the company, Adam was employed at a local company designing and installing hardscapes and softscapes for commercial and residential applications.

Robert Hoover, PLA, ASLARobert Hoover, PLA, ASLA, is a Professional Landscape Architect licensed in the states of NH, MA, ME, CT, NY, RI and PA. He serves as a Project Manager in TFMoran’s Portsmouth division since joining the company in 2017. Rob has over 40 years of experience in the practice of Landscape Architecture, specializing in designing with nature as a therapeutic, restorative, healing medium. He has personally designed over 100 built “nature as restorer” projects. Rob has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Massachusetts and his Masters Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has over 35 years of professional experience in the practice of Landscape Architecture. Rob founded HBLA Inc. in 2001 and maintained the company for 15 years. Based on his pioneering efforts, in 2001 Rob was invited to participate in the establishment of Chicago Botanic Gardens flagship Healthcare Design Program. This program remains the only advanced certificate program of its kind in the country.  Rob continues his involvement as faculty and program adviser to this day.  He is recognized nationally as a leader and pioneer in this field, receiving over 50 awards and special recognition including national publication and international exhibitions.  He is published, taught numerous classes and lectured throughout the country.

During this celebratory Landscape Architecture Month, a different ASLA student chapter will take over the ASLA National Instagram account each day, highlighting projects of the next generation of landscape architects. TFMoran has also posted on their own Instagram account to acknowledge the hard work that their landscape architects do to make our projects even more attractive.

We thank Mike, Adam and Rob for their contribution to TFMoran’s multi-disciplinary services we provide to our Clients in-house.

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Lunch N Learn at the Bedford Office

Members of the TFMoran Bedford office attended a Lunch N Learn on January 29, 2019. The Lunch N Learn was held in the first floor conference room and was taught by Jason Lenzen from Genest Paving Stones and Walls, who discussed proper maintenance of permeable interlocking concrete pavement. Jason brought Panera Bread sandwiches and salads, which were enjoyed by all in attendance. The list of attendees included Maureen Kelly, Jeremy Belanger, Mike Krzeminski, Jen Porter, Jason Hill, and our marketing intern, John DiFrancesco. The room was filled with chatter as the attendees asked questions about proper maintenance and use of the permeable pavement, and its ability to withstand salt and snow-plows during the winter months. Thanks to Jason Lenzen for a great Lunch N Learn.