creative • integrated • sustainable
Westhill Central School District
Syracuse, NY

Westhill Central School District

2010 Capital Improvement Project
  • Site work at Cherry Road School was related to a 32,000 sf building addition.
  • New entry plaza with plant bed showcasing native vegetation surrounded by permeable pavers and benches made of recycled materials.
  • Transition from traditional lawn to native wildflowers and grasses which encompass the entire addition with extensive rain garden system designed to collect, filter and infiltrate surface and roof runoff.
  • Dry stream bed of river rock through a plant bed of native, moisture-tolerant species with a soil mix designed to infiltrate runoff.
  • Rain garden framed with curvilinear path featuring benches, lighted bollards, a permeable paver patio and bridge.
  • Excess storm water runoff directed to subsurface storage system, helping to eliminate ponding and reduce runoff.
  • Prepared site plan and required documentation contributing 15 points toward LEED Certification.  Project achieved LEED Silver Certification.
  • Assistance with extensive community outreach including public presentations, meeting with faculty to help incorporate site features into their curriculum and attending community events.