SEPTA commissioned a design team to renovate the existing Villanova Train Station. The project includes renovations to the historic building, construction of new station platform, stormwater management and integration with the adjacent Villanova University campus.
SALT DESIGN STUDIO developed a landscape plan that utilizes simple, elegant gestures, rooted in the natural history of the site. The design is based on a high prairie community, weaving ribbons of plants across the site. A groundplane of grasses and perennials provide texture, seasonal color and native habitat. Deciduous canopy and flowering understory trees reduce ambient air temperatures, provide shade and mitigate the expanse of asphalt.
Status: In Construction
Collaborators: Urban Engineers & Converse Winkler Architects