Dedication of the Charles and Irene Hamm Pavilion

08.27.15

Construction at Coogan Farm has been progressing well this Summer. On Wednesday the newly constructed Charles and Irene Hamm Outdoor Classroom and Pavilion was dedicated. The classroom will provide space for many educational programs and camps. Positioned to direct attention toward the adjacent historic animal paddock, it’s location connects users with the farm’s agrarian past.

On a beautiful Summer evening, in front of a crowd of nearly 100 guests, a vine was cut to officially recognize the Farm’s first classroom space.

 

For more information, see the whole story on the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Blog:

http://dpnc.org/category/coogan-farm/

 

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Downtown Storrs Town Square Ribbon-cutting and Dedication

06.1.15

The weather could not have been better last Friday night for the ribbon-cutting and dedication of the new Town Square in Downtown Storrs. Kent + Frost was excited to attend and be honored for their hard work and dedication in getting this project to where it is today. The evening culminated in a live performance by “Oh, Cassius!” under the shade (and lights) of the brand new stage structure.

 

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Coogan Farm Receives Final Approval From Planning & Zoning

03.18.15

The Coogan Farm Nature and Heritage Center has received final approval from the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission. Construction of proposed building renovations and site improvements on the 34 acre site will begin this Spring.

Coogan Farm Planning & Zoning Approval

Welcome Center Preliminary Plan

Coogan Farm Master Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Kent+Frost Busy with L+M Healing Garden

09.15.14

The L+M healing garden has been fully underway this summer. With the grand opening in just a few weeks, Kent+Frost has been busy paying close attention to detail and construction for this meaningful space. The  grand opening and dedication of the garden will be Oct. 2.

Article from The New London Day

L+M Healing Garden in Full Construction



Kent + Frost Celebrates Grand Opening at Coogan Farm

09.15.14

Last week the Nature Center celebrated Coogan Farm’s Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. This was a 3 day event, concluding with a public open house. It was a great day of celebrating local food, the environment and the living history of Coogan Farm. Kent + Frost will continue to work with the Nature Center on implementing site improvements.

Coogan Farm Grand Opening– Article from The Day Newspaper.Coogan Farm Master Plan and Trail Map

 



Office Trip to New York City

09.15.14

Kent + Frost recently took on New York City, and what better way then by bicycle. Using New York’s intricate system of waterfront parks as a guide, Kent+Frost visited Hudson River Park, the East Waterfront Esplanade, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the 9/11 Memorial. Each place offers a unique design perspective into bike and pedestrian pathways, coastal rehabilitation and urban revitalization which help influence our designs at Kent+Frost.



K+F Welcomes Tim Magee

06.16.14

We are pleased to welcome Tim Magee to the K+F team. Tim graduated from Temple University in Landscape Architecture, and has worked with Sikora Wells Appel for the past 6 years. Throughout his time in Philadelphia, Tim worked on notable projects including League Island Park at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, West Point Military Academy, Villanova University, and Philadephia’s 9/11 Memorial.  His ability to manage projects of varying scales and coordinate with the design team to deliver projects on time proves that Tim has the experience to become our new Project Manager. 



Thinking Pig at Coogan Farm

06.10.14

In the summer of 2013 K+F designed a vision plan for the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Coogan Farm. With fundraising efforts the Nature Center bought the 34 acre piece of land from the Trust for Public Land. K+F has been selected to carry out the vision plan for the farm which will include a 2 acre Giving Garden, Welcome Center, extensive trail network, and rehabilitation of natural ecosystems. K+F’s Principal, Chad Frost, has helped make the Giving Garden a reality with the help of his own Berkshire pigs clearing land for for the 2 acre giving garden.

  Grunt labor: Mystic nature center using ‘natural rototillers’ to clear land for garden



Kent+Frost to Design Tri-Town Trail

04.28.14

After creating the Master Plan in 2009 K+F has been selected to design the first phase of Tri-Town Trail through Ledyard, CT. The trail will help connect key municipalities, economic centers, residential areas and significant natural resources to form an active recreation and alternate transportation corridor from Groton to Preston.

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Kent+Frost to Design New Healing Garden at L&M Cancer Center

04.28.14

K+F has been selected to design the new Healing Garden at the L&M Cancer Center in Waterford, CT. The garden is envisioned to be a focal point and natural retreat for patients and their families.