We are happy to report that the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia has announced that CVMNEXT project Bartram’s Garden: the Preservation of the John Bartram House and Re-Creation of the Ann Bartram Carr Garden will be among the projects receiving a Grand Jury Award at the 2017 Preservation Achievement Awards ceremony. As construction manager and general contractor, CVMNEXT oversaw the construction phase of the project, which restored and improved the 18th-century National Historic Landmark Bartram House and re-established the adjacent, 19th-century Carr Garden.
Bartram’s Garden is a 45-acre public park located in Southwest Philadelphia on the banks of the Schuylkill River. With a mission of advancing Bartram’s legacy of “discovery, gardening and art,” this popular destination is open year-round and admission is free, offering city residents access to the natural world through gardens, a meadow and a riverfront trail.
This is the second Preservation Alliance Grand Jury award for a CVMNEXT project. The Exterior Restoration and Garden Rejuvenation of the Rodin Museum—for which CVMNEXT provided construction management—was honored in 2013.
We would like to congratulate the design team for the project, Ground Reconsidered, JMT, Frens & Frens and Materials Conservation, as well project partner Fairmount Park Conservancy. The award ceremony is on June 7, 2017 at 5 PM. Tickets can be purchased here.