Children's Garden

The Arboretum at Penn State

Children's Garden

The Arboretum at Penn State

Institution Type:

Higher Education

Project Class:

Classroom, Site Improvement

Project Delivery System:

General Contractor

Construction Type:

Addition

Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. was the Prime General Contractor for the Children’s Garden addition. The garden is designed for children and families to learn about and enjoy the natural world. Every feature and structure is designed to facilitate learning and exploration. A free-standing stone veneer wall sits near one edge of the garden, and a Discover Tree made of rebar and shotcrete stands near a 24-foot cloche made of steel and glass windows with a cupola perched on top. Poured concrete surfaces complement large sandstone pathways and whimsical concrete figurines.

Details and Awards

Total Square Feet

36,600

Site Acreage

3

Start Date

04/17/2013

Substantial Completion

05/31/2014

Address

Arboretum at Penn State University
Park Ave. & Bigler Rd.
University Park, PA 16802

Owner

Office of Physical Plant Design Services
University Park, PA 16802

Architect

AECOM
Alexandria, VA 22314

Civil Engineer

Sweetland Engineering & Associates, Inc.
State College, Pa 16803

Structural Engineer

Sweetland Engineering & associates, Inc
State College, Pa 16803

Consultant

Aecom
Alexandria, VA 22314

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