Anacostia Watershed Society designs SITES pilot project with Vectorworks Landmark

2012/12/18

AWS’ headquarters currently sits at an elevation below the road due to years of horizontal and vertical road realignments. Addressing the resulting negative drainage problem is central to this and future projects.

The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) has launched a Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™) project to redevelop the historic grounds around its Bladensburg, Maryland headquarters. To achieve this goal, AWS is honoring the site’s heritage by minimizing excavation and recreating habitat through native planting. Economical and aesthetic sustainable site development will also provide education and demonstration opportunities onsite for AWS’ staff to teach others about stormwater and runoff issues, as well as solutions.

The excavation plan identifies the levels and depths of permissible digging areas upon the site while also identifying new hardscape areas to be constructed. Such plans are important in understanding the scope of work and confirm AWS’ sensitivity to the site.

AWS is using Vectorworks Landmark software to design this project, as well as meet the challenges associated with the site’s historical and archaeological importance, drainage issues, and more.

Click here to read this new case study, which delves deeper into this exciting project.

Details such as this dry stream bed illustrate how AWS will create a natural looking channel for water drainage and runoff.

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