One aspect of the site design at CHOP’s Roberts Center for Pediatric Research are the sophisticated custom benches embedded in the site’s public plazas. Guided by Cooper Robertson & Partners initial concept, Ground Reconsidered worked to meticulously develop the design and adapt it to fourteen unique site conditions. Once the bench fabrication was awarded, Ground Reconsidered worked closely with Landscape Forms to fine-tune the assembly. Landscape Forms’ custom department, Studio 431, and Landscape Architects at Ground Reconsidered collaborated to ensure every nuanced detail was realized. The resulting execution was made all the more gratifying by the challenges of the design.
After the success of the project, Studio 431 interviewed Principal Karen Skafte and Senior Associate Justin DiPietro and developed a case study on the collaboration. Click here to read the case study.