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National Mall Design Competition Finalists Announced!


Great Ecology is pleased to announce that it is on the Rogers Marvel Architects and Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects team to develop design concepts for the National Mall Design competition in Washington D.C.

Finalists were selected on design portfolios, team qualifications and interviews.  Our team will focus on the redesign of Constitution Gardens.  Dr. Mark Laska, President of Great Ecology said, “This is an incredible opportunity to participate in the development of creative and sustainable ways to bring the ecological layer forward in the redesign of one of our Nation’s most important public spaces.  We are extremely delighted to be on such an amazing team lead by Roger Marvel Architects and PWP Landscape Architects.”

A winning design will be announced on May 3, 2012.

The full results of the competition can be found on the design competition’s website, along with a press release.

Mitigation and Ecological Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


The project team with the Mayor of Woodbridge Township

On October 28, Great Ecology along with the client EPEC Polymers Inc., the Mayor of Woodbridge Township and remedial engineers Brown and Caldwell cut the ribbon to the Great Ecology-designed 100 acre mitigation and ecological park in Woodbridge, New Jersey. The event was a momentous day for the advancement of remediation and wetland mitigation in New Jersey and a milestone in the restoration of public access to the Raritan riverfront. The site was inaugurated the Woodbridge Waterfront Park and will officially open to the public at end of construction in 2015.

Graphic exhibits designed by Great Ecology showing the project's progression

Guests of the event hiked the woodland trail to an overlook with views to the Raritan River. Speeches were given by the Mayor, EPEC Polymers, Inc., Great Ecology’s Dr. Mark S. Laska, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Woodbridge Town Planner, and Brown and Caldwell. Great Ecology designed and presented a trail guide and graphic exhibits highlighting the public access master plan and ecological uplift anticipated by the mitigation.

Great Ecology's Jennifer Cooper, Michael Parkes, and Rachel Gruzen (left to right)