Civil Engineering / Site Design
Advanced GeoServices has built a reputation as a design firm that bridges the gap between the owner or Architect's vision for a project and the actual engineering design solution. The Civil Engineering / Site Design group at Advanced GeoServices is comprised of a mixture of Civil Engineers, Landscape Architects, and Planners. This mix of professionals has produced functional, constructable, aesthetically pleasing designs that matches the original vision for the project.
Civil Engineering / Site Design Services:
• Land Planning
• Site Engineering / Permitting
• Landscape Architecture
• Zoning / Land Development
• Stormwater Management
• Wetlands/Floodplain Delineation
• Hydrologic / Hydraulic Modeling (HEC1 / HEC RAS)
• Environmental / Community Impact Studies
• Open Space Planning/Park Design
• Site Lighting
• Streetscape Design
• Permitting Documentation
For more information, contact:
Daniel T. Wright, P.E.
Proud members of:
• American Institute of Architects (AIA)
• American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
• American Water Works Association (AWWA)
• National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters at the Philadelphia Naval Yard in Philadelphia, PA
In order to consolidate its operations and expand its office space, the decision was made to relocate to the Philadelphia Navy Yard with all employees. Since the site is being redeveloped, historic, man-made features such as existing utilities were encountered during construction that needed to be dealt with on a continual basis. Advanced GeoServices provided construction phase services to act as a liaison between the client and the contractors and to keep the project running smoothly, including attending project meetings on site, observing field conditions, providing documents and information to facilitate the construction process, and responding to requests for information from the contractors.
SAP America Headquarters Expansion in Newtown Township, PA
The project involved the expansion of facilities to include an additional 200,000 SF office building and an expanded parking garage. SAP America directed the design team which included FXFOWLE Architects, Advanced GeoServices, and Wallace Roberts & Todd to develop a building and the site design that would use the latest sustainable design methodologies and technologies. The new building was the first LEED® Platinum rated office building in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Advanced GeoServices was instrumental in helping meet this sustainability goal by providing the required documentation by the U.S. Green Building council for the site-related design elements.
Big Cat Falls Exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Zoo wanted to redesign the big cat exhibit to convey their mission statement of conservation through education and action and give visitors thrilling face to face experiences with the animals. Advanced GeoServices' staff were intimately involved with the project from the outset, allowing for an integrated site civil exhibit design, which enhanced the unobtrusive visitor experience while still providing the necessary exhibit functions. The existing building was utilized and the former exhibit moat areas were converted into infiltration beds.
King of Prussia Mall Expansion in King of Prussia, PA
The expansion of the King of Prussia Mall included three new department stores, mall specialty shops, and two large parking structures. Substantial site engineering and traffic problems were resolved with cost-effective designs. One of the major design challenges was sequencing the construction while maintaining traffic patterns and building access during construction.
Liseter Residential Development in Newtown Township, PA
The Liseter Residential Development, formerly known as Ashford, is a 449 mixed-unit residential development situated on the former 431-acre DuPont property. Advanced GeoServices worked closely with the Township, regulating agencies, and neighborhood groups to develop a plan and a creative stormwater management design that respected the existing environmentally sensitive areas on the property. Existing tree lined drives, existing buildings, and specimen trees were also incorporated into the site plan for the project. Special efforts were made to minimize stream crossings and minimize the disturbance of steep slopes and wooded areas. A variety of Best Management Practices were incorporated into the stormwater management design to infiltrate the design storms into facilities throughout the development which eliminated the need for conventional detention basins and significantly reduced the volume of runoff to the Crum Creek which is a high quality stream.
Swarthmore College Science Center in Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College’s goal was to create a state of the art science and classroom facility utilizing existing buildings and new construction. Advanced GeoServices staff worked on the planning, design, and construction phase services for renovating, expanding, and unifying science facilities. The design focuses on appropriate accommodation of program space, landscape space, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation systems within a constrained and sensitive site. The project team’s approach addressed the integration of landscape and building space and provided for a transition from the designed landscapes of the central campus to the natural landscape of the Crum Woods immediately to the north. Work included careful coordination of design and engineering to provide cost effective, maintainable, and innovative approaches to environmentally responsible design. This is a LEED-certified project.
SEI Investment Campus in Oaks, PA
Advanced GeoServices staff designed corporate plaza areas as well as planting and landscape treatments including renovation of an existing pond. This site offers a strong example of the integration of landscape architecture and engineering in a single design process. Site elements such as buildings, parking, pedestrian circulation, grading, storm water management, and planting work in harmony to create a landscape that is aesthetically pleasing and functional. The SEI project has been published in various design magazines and has won the Montgomery County Planning Commission 1997 Outstanding Site Design Award.