ASLA Washington Chapter Professional Awards, Honor Award, General Design, 2016
Net Positive Campus
Chatham University Eden Hall Campus
Richland Township, PA
Advancing Healthy, Sustainable Living
Buildings, diverse landscapes, site specific art and innovative infrastructure combine to create an immersive environment for research and hands-on learning, modeling and testing strategies for healthy sustainable living. The new net-positive campus positions Chatham as a leader and advances partnerships locally, nationally and internationally.
Inspiration and Engagement
Mithun engaged diverse stakeholders – including students, faculty, staff, suppliers and innovators from multiple sectors – to vision and design buildings and landscapes that exemplify and accelerate innovation. Social spaces play a key role with settings for engagement, recreation and community-building.
The New Farm
The “new farm” is an inspiring landscape supporting health and wellness while advancing an important idea – that suburban land can be developed as a net positive resource for urban areas. The campus generates more energy than it uses, is a water resource, produces food and recycles nutrients, and supports habitat and healthy soils while building eco-literacy.