Preservation Foundation honors Skidmore for North Broadway trees
十大电子游艺网站排行大学 has been recognized for contributing to the landscape of the City of 萨拉托加温泉市 after planting dozens of trees and making other improvements to 它的北百老汇入口.
The 萨拉托加温泉市 Preservation Foundation gave Skidmore its Landscape Initiative Award, one of several 2023 Preservation Recognition Awards that recognize city residents and organizations that have made notable contributions to preserving and enhancing the architecture, cultural, and landscaped heritage of 萨拉托加温泉市.
The 64 large native sycamore trees planted by Skidmore are part of a renovated 入口 项目 that was supported by Alan and Marlene Gilbert, parents of alumna Jessica 摩根的14.
“Lined with grand mansions, North Broadway historically had a double allée of trees, a row of trees planted close to the sidewalk and another row planted by the curb on 街道的每一边. 不幸的是，随着时间的推移，许多树木都消失了。” explained Samantha Bosshart, executive director of 萨拉托加温泉市 Preservation Foundation.
“While a double allée was not planted, the numerous trees planted by 十大电子游艺网站排行大学 helped to return a significant landscape feature to one of 萨拉托加温泉市' most 著名的街道. The Foundation values its relationship with 十大电子游艺网站排行大学 and is grateful that the College appreciates the historic character of our city.”
In addition to planting trees, Skidmore has installed new signage at the College’s main 入口, constructed new sidewalks and pedestrian crossings, built a new roundabout 在北百老汇的尽头，并对雨水进行了改善.
“Skidmore partnered with our neighbors, the Preservation Foundation, the City of Saratoga Springs, and local vendors to make this 项目 happen,” said Dan Rodecker, Skidmore’s 负责设施和规划的助理副总裁.
“We’re grateful for this recognition from the Preservation Foundation and are excited that we can continue to work together for the benefit of our beautiful city.”负责设施和规划的助理副总裁 Dan Rodecker
Each of the sycamores planted in spring 2023 is 3 inches in diameter and extends more 超过15英尺高. 学院还计划再种植140多棵树 作为其正在进行的一部分 麦卡弗里-瓦格曼网球健身中心 项目.
Rodecker noted that both the 入口 项目 and the McCaffery-Wagman 项目, which is scheduled for completion next year and will be LEED-certified, reflect Skidmore’s enduring commitment to sustainability — an overarching theme of Skidmore’s 2022校园总体规划.
In addition to trees, 1,000 shrubs and perennials will be planted as part of the McCaffery-Wagman 项目.
Rodecker and Director of 设施 Bruce Murray, who directly oversaw the 入口 项目 and personally planted a number of the trees, accepted the Preservation Foundation 颁奖典礼于9月11日星期三举行. 13.
“All of the new trees that Skidmore is planting are native species that will enrich our campus and beautify our city for decades and decades to come,” Murray said.