RAS is honored to be the recipient of the inaugural Trumbauer Award for Landscape Architecture & Design. Awards were presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art on November 9, 2016.
Nemours Mansion & Garden is the 225 acre historic estate of Alfred I. du Pont near Wilmington, Delaware, constructed in 1909. The gardens, largely designed by Carrere & Hastings in collaboration with Mr. du Pont, are among the best-preserved examples of the Baeux-Arts movement in American landscape architecture.
Robinson Anderson Summers, Inc. prepared complete restoration drawings and specifications for the gardens, proposing the reuse of historic materials, construction details, and plant species where feasible. Substitutions for those elements reflecting the spirit of the original were proposed elsewhere. Decorative details were restored and over 100,000 plants were installed in the first phase of restoration. Work began in 2006 and was completed in 2009.
Key Partners on the project were:
Principal Architect/Project Manager – John Milner Architects
Structural Engineer – Gredell & Associates
Mechanical Engineer – Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
Civil Engineer – Vandemark & Lynch
Conservator – Materials Conservation Co.
Photograph by: Nemours Foundation