This is Landscape Architecture. And this is Adam Byler, RLA.
This is Landscape Architecture. And these are our Landscape Architects. In honor of World Landscape Architecture Month, we are highlighting what landscape architecture is and the different stages of development, from paper, to dirt, to the final product. Landscape architecture is not just an aesthetically pleasing and thoughtful planting design. It could be an entry sign design, stormwater drainage swales, paving design, or even a bus stop enclave. No matter what it is, or in what stage of the process, this is landscape architecture.
Adam Byler, RLA – As a Senior Landscape Architect, his involvement ranges from the early feasibility and conceptual phases of a project to final/construction plan production. Adam has experience working with senior living communities, commercial centers, mixed use projects, and housing subdivision plans. He is responsible for the preparation and processing of land development plans including but not limited to layout design, roadway design, earthwork and site grading, utility design and detailed landscape design. He utilizes 3D computer software to further develop site amenity design elements and project marketing imagery to provide an understanding of spatial relationships within his designs.
One of Adam’s cornerstone projects is The Wilbur, a three-phase, mixed-use development that began with the adaptive reuse of a 100-year-old chocolate manufacturing building. This was followed by the addition of anew market-rate apartment buildings and age-restricted apartments, all on an 11-acre property in the heart of Lititz Borough.
During phase one of the Wilbur chocolate building redevelopment, RGS designed the renovation of the historic factory building and a new 5-story building addition with multiple adaptive reuses. The addition included the Hilton Tapestry 74-room hotel, 26 high-end residential condo units, and a 2,800 sq. ft. marketplace and restaurant. This phase also included a connected parking deck to provide parking for hotel guests and residents. Phase two and three of the Wilbur chocolate building redevelopment included the Lofts at Lititz Springs, Pleasant View Communities’ 32-unit age-restricted apartment building, and two 5-story market-rate apartment buildings with a total of 169 units.
- Three phased, mixed-use development that included the adaptive reuse of a 100-year-old chocolate manufacturing building
- Includes a 74-room hotel, 26 high-end residential condos, 2,800 sq. ft marketplace, and restaurant
- Connected parking deck for hotel guests and residents
- 11-acre property
- Phase two and three included the Lofts at Lititz Spring, Pleasant View Communities’ 32-unit age-restricted apartment building, and two 5-story market-rate apartment buildings with a total of 169 units
April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM). Established by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), WLAM is a month-long international celebration of landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces. People and communities around the world have deep, long-standing personal connections to the spaces landscape architects create – they’re just not aware of it. During WLAM, ASLA and landscape architects around the world aim to demonstrate that connection by highlighting landscape architect-designed spaces.