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Walkways and Lighting

During master planning, design guidelines for walkways and lighting were developed.  The idea was to create distinct design aesthetics though the use of site amenities: benches, lighting, and walkways.  For instance, the Academy of the New Church has members that live nearby and attend school on the site from kindergarten through college.  The task was to clearly identify the different academic campuses.
Lighting and benches were designed to be consistent throughout all of the campuses.  Light poles along walkways transition to bollard lights at building entrances and residence halls.
Walkway materials now change from lower campuses to the college campus.  For the Elementary, Middle and High School the walkways are red stone asphalt (matching the school colors) edged by cobble curbs.  Brick and bluestone paving is used at building entrances.
For the College campus the walkways are constructed with exposed aggregate concrete; the primary sidewalks have outer bands of larger exposed aggregate stone, and secondary walks are all smaller aggregate stone.  Brick pavers are used at major building entrances.
Location:  Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Client:  Academy of the New Church 

New Student Housing

Services included the design and construction review for the development of new student housing on the Bryn Aythn College Campus.  A total of six units were constructed.  One of the units houses the Resident Assistant and each of the other five units house eight students.  The village green setting designed for the units is on axis with the rest of the campus and is visually linked to the towers of other buildings on campus.
Location:  Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Client:  Academy of the New Church
Completion:  2007-present

Childs Hall

Renovation of the front of Childs Hall included replacement of a terrace, renovation of the walkways and landscaping. Included in the design were a basketball court, volleyball court, outdoor fire pit and a charcoal grill area adjacent to an existing gazebo. The parking areas were redesigned, and on-street parking added to connect new student housing to the campus and to introduce traffic calming to the campus drive.
Location:  Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Client:  Academy of the New Church
Completed:  2008

The Brickman Center & Library Quadrangle

Location:  Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Client:  Bryn Athyn College
Completed:  2007

Grant R. Doering Center for Science and Research

Location:  Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania
Client:  Bryn Athyn College
Architect:  Spillman Farmer Architects
Size:  49,000 sq ft
Completed:  2009

Other Projects

In addition to the previously mentioned projects at the Academy of the New Church, Carter van Dyke Associates has also completed several others at this location. These include projects at the New Athletic Fields, De Charms and Pitcairn Halls, plus a new entrance at the academy.

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

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Carter van Dyke, RLA, ASLA
Peter R. Fernandez, RLA, ASLA, CLARB