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Inspired by History

For this design, landscape architects Jeffrey Hyland and Jennifer Martel found inspiration from Ralph Waldo Emerson. The Rhodora On being asked, whence is the flower. In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes, I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods, Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook, To please the desert and the sluggish [...]

By |2017-02-22T11:01:43+00:00February 22nd, 2017|

Saving the World One Tree at a Time: Low Impact Development and the Landscape Architect

It's impossible to spend your days immersed in landscape architecture, stormwater management, and green infrastructure, and not have a tremendous appreciation for trees. In New Hampshire, the state is widely forested, so it wouldn't feel like home without an environment covered in oaks, maples, beeches, pines, and hemlocks. But in urban environments where there is little vegetation, trees are critical, [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00August 30th, 2016|

Sweet Rain

  This week the Exeter Select Board asked that residents voluntarily restrict their outside use of water to hand watering of vegetables and newly installed plantings, a recommendation recently made by many other cities and towns in southern New Hampshire. The region is suffering from a severe drought that will only be corrected by several [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00August 10th, 2016|

Ironwood Volunteers at the Plan NH Envision Kingston II Charette

Jen Martel, landscape architect at Ironwood Design Group, spent some time in Kingston, NH this weekend with a super team of designers and planners from Plan NH to help formulate a vision for Kingston's historic village district. The two-day event began with a walking tour of Kingston's historic village area. Situated around an enormous town green locals refer [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00June 6th, 2016|

A Beautiful Day for Public Outreach

It was a bright, sunny, spring-like day in Bridgton yesterday for our second outreach initiative. The Bridgton Main Street Streetscape Project open house event attracted numerous residents and business owners who stopped by for informal discussions with the Ironwood design group team and Town staff. The next outreach event will be a walking place audit [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00February 27th, 2016|

The Town of Bridgton, Maine Hires Ironwood for Main Street Design

A team of professionals from Ironwood Design Group, HEB Engineers, and Maine Traffic Resources  has been commissioned by the Town of Bridgton, Maine to facilitate public outreach and visioning, streetscape design development, and cost estimating associated with proposed improvements to Main Street between the Civil War monument located at High Street and Pondicherry Square at [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00February 23rd, 2016|

Ironwood Commissioned for Marston Farm Property Project in Nottingham, New Hampshire

Late in 2015, the Town of Nottingham and the Marston Property Exploratory Committee (MPEC) hired Ironwood design group and CMA Engineers to create a conceptual plan for the 45-acre, town-owned Marston Farm property. Recreational fields, community gardens, and walking trails were identified as possible Marston property amenities during a recent NH Listens workshop, and thus, these [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00February 19th, 2016|

Silver Street Reconstruction Update

We are excited to report that on Wednesday evening the Dover City Council approved the construction contract for this transformative project. The new "Complete Streets" design for Silver St., from the Spaulding Turnpike to Central Avenue (4300lf.) will feature traffic calming elements, bicycle lanes, LED street lights, bioretention treeways, a very large rain garden with outdoor classroom, outdoor [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00July 11th, 2014|

Take a Load Off

We are very excited! On Friday a beautiful Landscape Forms Neoliviano bench  was delivered to our office. Later this week the new bench will be installed outside our front door at the South Tower of the Newmarket Mills. This is just in time for the Newmarket Heritage Festival taking place May31, 2014. If your in the [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:53+00:00May 19th, 2014|

ASLA convention

The 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects national convention took place in Boston this year. Ironwood staff spent much of the past five days attending a wide array of educational sessions and wandered the Expo area where hundreds of manufacturer representatives were eager to talk about their products. Energized by the convention we look forward to applying [...]

By |2016-11-30T16:40:54+00:00November 19th, 2013|