Glassboro Town Square Honored for Landscape Architectural Excellence

Glassboro Town Square has received a 2018 Honor Award for Landscape Architectural Design from the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NJASLA).  Glassboro Town Square is a new Borough park, designed by Clarke Caton Hintz, which has quickly become the hub of Glassboro’s Arts and Entertainment District within the existing fabric of the downtown.  The 1.75-acre park contains a variety of unique and inviting public spaces, including an arts garden, performance plazas, a rolling greensward, groves of trees, a veterans’ memorial garden and a communal fire bowl. Underpinning these spaces are systems and structures designed to recapture stormwater and endure the ravages of public use for generations.  The Town Square has become the framework for events, festivals and rituals, creating a vibrant and inviting energy within a new public commons.

Glassboro Town Square was commissioned by the Borough of Glassboro and Glassboro Partners. Funding was provided by a NJ Green Acres grant and Nexus Properties, a private real estate development company that is undertaking significant investment in Glassboro. Construction was completed by October of 2016.

The NJASLA Design Awards recognize recent landscape architectural works that help broaden the profession, increase public awareness of landscape architecture and raise the standards of the practice, as determined by a jury of design professionals.  The 2018 Design Awards were presented at a reception during the NJASLA Annual Conference at Harrah’s Atlantic City Resort and Casino on February 13.

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