POOL BARN, Bryn Mawr, PA
Honor Award: Residential Design | Hess Landscape Architects
The design of this residential property creates new exterior amenities among several older site features, all of which were renovated to uniformly characterize the space. Adaptive reuse of materials and structures reduce the environmental impact and costs of the project. Regionally appropriate plantings define the garden, which is at once dramatic, yet also soothing. The owners’ fervent desire for privacy helped define the space, creating an inward-focusing, tranquil garden. The jury thought the landscape architect executed a fantastic axial design that effectively used lines, tones, colors, and lighting to perfectly tie the landscape to with the pool barn.