Green Infrastructure Demonstration Project
Restaino Design was instrumental in creating the site plan and landscape design for this ambitious green infrastructure project at the Bard College campus in New York’s Hudson valley. The project addresses stormwater runoff from a 10 acre campus watershed and includes 800 linear feet of permeable interlocking concrete paver (PICP) walks, a porous asphalt parking lot, two bioretention areas, a bioswale, vegetated swale and a constructed wetland with pedestrian path and stone weir wall.
These installations provide students and visitors educational opportunities to study the ability of green infrastructure to capture and cleanse stormwater, enhance biodiversity and prevent downstream flooding. Construction has been completed during the fall of 2014.