Villanova University Campus Landscape Transformation Phase 4

Villanova, PA
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Hunter Roberts provided general contracting services to Villanova University for their 4th and final phase of converting from a vehicle-oriented to a pedestrian-oriented campus, including the creation of more open and expanded gathering spaces.

The project was divided into two parts, each with a five month duration. Phase 4A began with replacing all of the underground utilities except high voltage and sanitary. Site work and landscaping included: Removing existing asphalt walkways and installing 250,000 SF of new brick pavers with bluestone borders set on concrete subbases; Installing new and relocated trees, shrubs, plantings, sport turf, sod, seeding, topsoil and mulch; Milling and asphalt repaving, striping of parking spaces; Installing two new 60’ flag poles and outdoor benches, tables/chairs, trash receptacles, bike racks, decorative railings, post-and-chain and fixed bollards; and replacement of new outdoor lighting, converting relocated fixtures to LED from metal halide.

The project also included the replacement and installation of a large underground storm water basin and overflow basin. A new piazza was constructed of similar materials as the new building entrances facing Mendel Field from the north side of St. Thomas Monastery. Phase 4B featured renewing/replacing utility services into five buildings surrounding Mendel Field, and creating a new entrance plaza to John Barry Hall & Old Falvey Library primarily with granite, bluestone, and brick pavers.

Villanova University
Mark H. Thompson Assoc.
Associated Engineering Consultants
8 Acres
Completion Date
August 2019
Photo / Rendering Credit
AC Photo
Intro Project