Setting a precedent.
West Point, a federal military installation located in Orange County, New York, is home to the United States Military Academy, a four-year coeducational federal service academy. Founded in 1802, much of the building and grounds on campus are historic and located in the bedrock coastline of the Hudson River, presenting years of challenges for campus-wide stormwater management.
The LA Group was brought on by the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory to develop a 20-year Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) in collaboration with HDR. The plan is based on a landscaped approached, rather than an engineered one, to identify cost-effective Low Impact Development (LID) technology and the benefits of green stormwater management systems.
This project will serve as a pilot in the development of a process for SWMPs that can be replicated at other federally owned or operated facilities.
- Campus-wide stormwater management to reduce impacts on existing stormwater and wastewater infrastructure and drainage network
- Site inspections, 2-day design charrette, 10 design plans
- Cost-effective green stormwater management systems and LID Concept Plans
- Attractive landscaped areas improving the aesthetic appeal of runoff locations