- In The Works
- Affordable Housing
- Play Environments
- Complete Streets
TO Design Gives Back
No job is too big or too small when it comes to serving those in need. On Tuesday, the TO Design team, in conjunction with Hands on Hartford, did their part to serve a delicious community meal to approximately 80 patrons at Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford. From preparing the feast, to hand delivering the meal to each person, to washing dishes, to serving seconds, we did it all!
Grand Opening of Marcus Garvey Place
On Friday, TO Design Principal Phil Barlow attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly completed Marcus Garvey Place. Appropriately named for this prominent national hero, this park is located on the corner of Granby and Cornwall Streets in the Blue Hills Neighborhood of Hartford and symbolizes a bright light in the community. At the dedication ceremony, Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Marcus Garvey, spoke of his father's legacy and what the opening of the park symbolizes for the community. TO Design is proud to have designed such a significant park in Hartford.
Check out pictures of the ribbon cutting ceremony of Marcus Garvey Place.
TO Design Visits SWIFT Factory
On Thursday, TO Design visiting the historic SWIFT Factory in Hartford to tour the factory and grounds. Led by Patrick McKenna of Community Solutions, we were guided on the remarkable journey of this once thriving gold leaf factory. Plans are underway to revive this historic site into a community asset providing jobs, a community food center and health services to area residents. TO Design is proud to be part of the team providing site design services.
Check out pictures of our SWIFT Factory Tour.
TO Design Takes to the Road
On Wednesday, Phil, Mark, Jon, and Tharyn explored Boston to experience the latest in park and play environment design. They visited the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) exhibit "Extraordinary Playscapes" at the Boston Architectural Center (BAC).
New Housing Development Approved
Thanks to the efforts of the entire project team, Liberty Place, a new 21-unit affordable living complex was approved last night by the Town of Clinton P&Z Commission. (TO Design, LLC, Paul B. Bailey Architects, Brad Schide, LLC development consultant, Civil 1, REMA Ecological Services, LLC, KWH Enterprise, LLC traffic engineers, and HMR&S, LLC attorneys.)
TO Design Plants a Tree
As a local New Britain business who focuses on the landscape and environment, we donated and planted a tree today on the west side of our office at 114 West Main Street (the Old Post Office Plaza). As landscape architects, we planted in observance of Arbor Day and in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted (the father of landscape architecture and designer of Walnut Hill Park).
On Tuesday, February 9, 2016, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin celebrated the grand opening of affordable housing at Liberty Gardens.
Holiday Party Fun
2015 TO Design, LLC Holiday Party Luncheon at Max's Downtown. A great time was had by all! Lots of laughs, delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere shared with great people. Looking forward to 2016!!
CT ASLA Newest Trustee
Phil Barlow was recently elected by the CT Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects as their new Trustee, and will act as a liaison between the local chapter and national organization. The Trustee is elected by the Chapter membership to serve as their representative to the National society. The Board of Trustees establishes policies and priorities, provides fiduciary oversight, and monitors the budget of the national organization.
Please join us in congratulating Phil on this important designation!
Discover New Britain Bike Tour
TO Design's Phil Barlow supports the Discover New Britain Bike Tour sponsored by the City of New Britain and Bike Walk CT on Sunday, September 27, 2015. Approximately 250 cyclists made the trek from Walnut Hill Park to Batterson Park, and through the historic "Little Poland" neighborhood. The tour featured 10-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile routes, and ended with brunch on the patio of the New Britain Museum of American Art, a newly bike-friendly city landmark.