News & Events

Landscape Architecture Projects Win Learning by Design, LIBN Awards

We are pleased to share that our landscape architecture work has been recognized with two recent awards.

Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton, MA (Photo by Ed Wonsek)

Bristol County Agricultural High School’s Center for Science and Environment – Dighton, MA

Bristol County Agricultural High School’s Center for Science and Environment (CSE) received the Grand Prize Award from Learning by Design Magazine as part of the Spring 2024 Educational Facilities Design Awards Showcase. Our landscape architects worked as part of a multidisciplinary team led by HMFH Architects to design a comprehensive set of improvements to the school’s campus, creating new activated spaces for learning in a unique environment combining a school and working farm.

Our landscape architects contributed to the renovation of the Dighton, MA campus, utilizing environmental and agricultural education as inspiration for the landscape design. Many of the features are intended to serve as learning tools, including the choice of plant materials informed by the school’s Plant ID curriculum, as well as sustainable design elements such as vegetated swales with gabion check dams for stormwater infiltration and meadows for lower water and maintenance inputs.

The campus landscape promotes outdoor interaction and education with new plazas, lawn amphitheater, and hands-on growing areas, all connected with an accessible pedestrian spine through the North and South Campuses.

The project previously received the 2023 regional Best Project Award for the K-12 Education category by Engineering News Record-New England.


The Huntington Shopping Center – Huntington, NY

Additionally, The Huntington Shopping Center in Huntington, NY has received a Real Estate, Architecture, and Engineering Award from Long Island Business News (LIBN), winning in the Top Retail Development Category. The awards honor those who help create and build Long Island’s future, including recognizing landmark projects and developments. 

The shopping center was transformed from a strip mall into an upscale retail destination that stands out as a unique shopping experience intended for everyday needs. We served as landscape architecture consultant, designing new ornamental planting beds to separate shopping areas from adjacent driveways, seating areas with decorative fountains, and other sculptural elements that create welcome surprises in the landscape. Shoppers are welcomed to the plaza with a cluster of Ginkgo trees and a prominent sign feature, creating a one-of-a-kind feel for this retail center. 

Project team members included Federal Realty Investment Trust, SBLM Architects P.C., E.W. Howell, R&M Engineering, TDM Consulting Engineer, and MG Engineering D.P.C.