About CVDA

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About CVDA

Listening to your environment...

Carter van Dyke Associates (CVDA) Provides elegant and sustainable designs for our clients while incorporating the latest research in all aspects of landscape architecture and planning. Our firm works closely with a wide range of disciplines to create a synergistic studio atmosphere where we focus on the design of academic campuses, healthcare and therapeutic facilities, public spaces, public gardens, large and small private gardens, corporate centers, economic revitalization, and sustainable economic design practices for communities. We also have experience in the creation of roof gardens, green roofs, and rain gardens. We pride ourselves in the breadth and scale of the projects we have undertaken and the vast experience and expanding knowledge that we share with our clients.

Our People

Meet our team of talented professionals.

Our Approach

Defining the Place

We strive to understand the stories that define the unique character of a place by understanding what it was and what it is. Then we seek methods to define these cultural assets to give the place a new and lasting vibrancy.

Developing Healthy Landscapes

Where we spend our lives has a profound impact upon our physical, mental, social, environmental, and economic well-being. Based upon “evidence-based design standards” we seek solutions to the built environment that are based upon credible research to achieve the best possible outcomes that promote well-being.

Developing Sustainable Environments

Based upon ecological and conservation principals, we assess the existing intrinsic natural systems of a site: geology, soils, vegetation, horticulture, hydrologic features, wild life, and micro-climate to develop balanced and sustainable land form solutions that are holistic and interactive with the built environment.

Minimizing Our Impact

Our goal is to create landscapes that minimize the impact upon the environment by incorporating the assets that already exist, seeking low-energy solutions, using recycled material, encouraging walkability and bicycle-friendly communities and maximizing the use of natural systems and locally grown native plant material.

Selected Awards

2017 Stewardship Award
Doylestown Borough, PA. Restoration of Historic Property, Doylestown Revitalization Board
 
Glenside Commercial District Streetscape Enhancements, Cheltenham Twp.
2012 Montgomery Award for Excellence in Planning & Design: PAPA/DE Chapter

Plan for Compatible Economic Development of the Schuylkill Highlands
2012 ASLA Award of Honor

The Spreter Studio, Gladwyne, PA
2010 Residential Architect Magazine Residential/Preservation Grand Award

The Villages; Elverson, Pennsylvania
2008 American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Award of Honor
 
Olympus America Headquarters; Allentown, Pennsylvania
2008 American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Award of Merit
 
Hartsville Professional Village; Warminster Township, Pennsylvania
2007 American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Special Recognitions Award
 
Tarp Farm; Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania
2007 American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Award of Honor for Design/Built
 
Cloister Garden; Healing Garden at St. Mary Medical Center
2007 American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Award of Honor for Design/Built
 
Lantern Hill; Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2002 Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Design Award for Works in Progress
 
Bucks County Pool and Garden
2001 American Society of Landscape Architects, Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter Merit Award
 
Pool Garden in Upper Makefield, Pennsylvania
2001 Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Design Award for Landscape Architecture and Planning
 
Glenside Commercial District Enhancement Plan
2001 Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Works in Progress Award
 
Calverton National Cemetery; Riverhead, New York
2001 Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Honorable Mention: Award for Landscape Architecture/Planning

Carter van Dyke
A s s o c i a t e s
Pennsylvania Office
40 Garden Alley
Doylestown, PA 18901
 
 
New York Office

6850 S Gannett Hill Rd.
Naples, NY 14512

Contact CVDA
(215) 345-4324 | Fax
 
Carter van Dyke, RLA, ASLA
 
Peter R. Fernandez, RLA, ASLA, CLARB