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Friends of Concert Garden

The Neighborhood Gardens Trust asked the Collaborative to redesign the Concert Garden, a small sitting garden in Point Breeze. The garden’s volunteer stewardship committee and the larger community provided feedback on their favorite elements of the existing garden and the future program mix. The conceptual design preserves the garden’s memorial mural, lawn, and large Zelkova tree. It also provides a reconfigured stage, a brick plaza, and flexible seating to sustain old favorites like movie night and introduce new activities like story time and play.

Volunteer Design Team

Amy Syverson-Shaffer

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Landscape Architect, Registered
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Himanshu Parmar

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Cost Estimator
VJ Associates
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Hicksville, New York

Kristina Vagen

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Other
Marlton, New Jersey

Neil Garry

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Planner

"Being able to bring simple solutions to longstanding problems is always rewarding."

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stephen Panasci

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Landscape Architect, Registered
Sikora Wells Appel
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Haddonfield, New Jersey
Reflects volunteers' profession and firm at time of Design Grant
Project Title
Concert Garden: Conceptual Design for Revitalization
Sponsoring Nonprofit
Neighborhood Gardens Trust
Address
2056-60 Ellsworth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Neighborhood
Point Breeze
Volunteer Hours
293
Value of Pro Bono Services
$33,850
Design Grant Completed
December 17, 2018
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