Rhode Island Veterans Home

Rhode Island Veterans Home

Bristol, Rhode Island

Armed Forces Day 2012 was celebrated at the Rhode Island Veterans Home with an 'extreme makeover' style renovation of several unusable courtyards. The idea was instigated and organized by the town of Bristol Parks and Recreation Department bringing together volunteer Landscape Architects, landscape contractors and others to make the courtyards accessible and enjoyable, contributing to the lives of the more than 200 veterans living at the home. Bradford Associates responded to the call and in association with SOTO Design, began work on a re-design for the Rhode Island Courtyard. A general plan was developed and within 2 weeks the weekend makeover began. Design was only a part of the project scope. Strategizing for construction work in an interior courtyard, phasing for demolition, grading, paving and planting, organizing the volunteer labor force, and gathering donated materials, proved both fulfilling and challenging.
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