Chapin Terrace Stormwater Management

The work is an exploration of adaptive retrofit infiltration systems along Chapin Terrace in Springfield, MA and reduces the impact of runoff on urban watersheds. This intervention represents a distinguishable aesthetic experience to raise acceptance, increase the spatial use, and make infiltration more desirable in urban environments. The interdisciplinary proposal was developed through collaboration with the regional Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC) with the intention of being a pilot project that could be implemented elsewhere in the city and region.

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Other - Impact Area: 

Neighborhood Revitalization

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Neither applies

Program Start (and End Dates): 

September 5, 2011 to September 4, 2012


Springfield Water and Sewer Commission (SWSC)
Agawam, MA 01001
United States

Program Director: 

Frank Sleegers

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Design Team: Ryan Ball, Nathan Frazee, Patrick McGeough, Garrett Stone (LARP)

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

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Scholarly Product Detail: 

Report, Construction Documents, Graphic Visualizations