Adam M. Alexander, LLA, RLA Project Manager
Education West Virginia University, B.S. Landscape Architecture, 1998
Registrations Licensed Landscape Architect - L.L.A. – NJ (#AS000997) Council of Landscape Architectural Boards - C.L.A.R.B. (#4702) Registered Landscape Architect – R.L.A.- NY
Affiliations Professional Society of Landscape Architects, Member American Society Landscape Architects, Member
Experience Summary Mr. Alexander is a licensed landscape architect with over 15 years of experience leading teams from concept design through construction administration. He has a broad range of private and public sector experience including residential, institutional, and commercial design. His credentials and experience include project management, proposal development, preparation of programs, conceptual solutions, cost estimates and final design production including: contract drawings, custom details, specifications, bid documents, site inspections, shop drawing reviews, presentation, and expert testimony.
Project Experience Brownfield Redevelopment Brownfield Redevelopment: Confidential Client, SA-6 and SA-7 Redevelopment Plan, NJ - This project involves the redevelopment of approximately 100 acres of a Brownfield along Jersey City’s Bay. This project will become a high rise community with a complex greenspace system throughout the site. The master redevelopment plan
contemplates several multi-modal circulation systems including pedestrian trails, an integral bike path network, a light rail extension, plaza nodes, and a boardwalk. Mr. Alexander prepared portions of the schematic design for several sections of park and coordinated the integration of these design elements into the overall greenspace design. Plans prepared by Mr. Alexander include graphic sections illustrating the schematic design language, concept grading and landscape design. Watts Architecture & Engineering PC, Niagara Falls, NY- Redevelopment of a 15-acre Highland Community Park in Niagara Falls, New York. Services included conceptual design, community outreach, public charrette, and cost estimating. Site Development FAGE Building Expansion, Johnston NY - Landscape Architect for the preparation of construction documents for the expansion of the FAGE distribution center. Improvements include bio retention swales and rain gardens, porous pavement parking lot, lighting and landscaping. Perth Amboy Safety Complex, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, NJ - Landscape Architect for the development of a new municipal complex which included a new courthouse, recreation area with indoor pool, Fire/ EMS building and police station. Landscape Architectural tasks included landscape and lighting plans, plaza design, site amenity selections, construction administration services and tree selection. Solar Projects Delaware Valley Regional High School Solar Project, Alexandria Township, Hunterdon County, NJ – Secured Flood Hazard Verification and LOI for the future development of a 1.2 MV ground mounted solar array project. Solis Renewables, LLC, Various Locations in the Highlands Region, NJ - Feasibility Analysis and Preparation of PJM Interconnection Applications for Utility Scale Solar Projects in New Jersey.
Franklin Township Solar Farm Harmony I Solar Farm Oxford I & II Solar Farm.
Parks and Playgrounds Crystal Lake Park Master Plan, Mansfield Township, Burlington County, NJ – Landscape Architect responsible for preparing the Conceptual Master Plan for a 388 acre site with a 10 acre lake located in Mansfield Township, NJ. The Master Plan scope of work includes services for ecological site investigations, the preparation of a Phase 1A Cultural Resource Study, conducting community input meetings, preparing conceptual park designs, developing design standards, and conducting public presentations for the project. The master plan phase of the project will serve as the road map for the future enhancement of this site to provide a regional county park and open space facility. Donaldson County Park Improvements, Highland Park, Middlesex County, NJ - Technical Manager who prepared an overall master plan for the proposed recreation and site improvements, a feasibility study and construction cost estimates for the proposed construction of a boat ramp and waterfront park improvements to a 90-acre recreation facility along the Raritan River. The improvements consist of both aesthetic and structural alterations to facilities and include: complete reconstruction of the boat ramp, docks and bank stabilization; design of traffic calming methods to control vehicular traffic at the site and to provide aesthetic improvements to roadways and parking areas; and redesign of a paved pedestrian path system to connect surrounding uses. The path is designed in a natural form and organizes various spaces for different activities, as well as accentuating positive views and vistas throughout the park and along the riverfront. The sitting areas were stationed throughout the entire park system. In addition, improvements to the waterfront walkway promenade made it compliant with the latest accessibility requirements and included: designed lake improvements to incorporate a small waterfront boardwalk, gazebo and environmental learning center; designed active recreation area improvements such as ball fields and playgrounds; and proposed an addition of native plant materials. Grover Cleveland Park Rehabilitation of Various Facilities, Caldwell Borough, Essex County, NJ - Senior
Landscape Architect who prepared an overall master plan, construction drawings, specifications, and cost estimates, for proposed recreation & site improvements. In addition, Mr. Alexander provided construction administration services for this 41-acre recreation facility. This park rehabilitation project consisted of upgrading, renovation, replacement and/or repair of the various park amenities and buildings. The improvements included: renovation of tennis courts; new sports lighting; fencing; resurfacing; color coating and striping; tennis building renovations; children’s building renovations with new restrooms; indoor meeting space; outdoor patio area and renovation to meet accessibility requirements; turf reconstruction; park entrance enhancements; signage and pathway improvements; site lighting and landscape upgrading; amenities such as water fountains, fencing, park benches, and trash receptacles; and storm water management and erosion control. Jackson Valley, Jackson, Ocean County, NJ - Landscape Architect for a 962-unit active-adult residential community adjacent to Colliers Mills Wildlife Preserve near the Pinelands District. The project proposed two distinct communities each with a clubhouse and both active and passive recreational facilities. Landscape Architectural tasks included landscape and lighting plans, plaza design, site amenity selections and recreation design including shuffle board, horse shoe pits and bocce courts. Phil Rizzuto Park, Union & Elizabeth, Union County, NJ - Senior Landscape Architect for the development of an 11-acre site. Services included site investigations, conceptual through final design, construction documents, cost estimates and presentation graphics. The park includes a soccer field, playgrounds, a water spray play area, restroom/shelter building, picnic pavilion, accessible paths with exercise stations, seating plaza with gazebos, picnic area, ornamental fencing, and monument area praising NY Yankee Hall of Fame Baseball Player Phil Rizzuto, a local resident. Sayen Gardens Streamside Ramble and Park Improvements, Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ - Landscape Architect who developed concept plans, cost estimates, construction documents, and graphics for the construction of a streamside ramble, waterfront sitting
areas, wetland plantings and restoration, water falls a fountain pool area and passive recreation areas.
30,000 s.f. pole barn and new concession building with upgraded utilizes and retaining wall.
Wiggins Waterfront Enhancement Project, Camden, Camden County, NJ - The main objective of this project was to rehabilitate the remaining undeveloped pier, cure the settlement problems of the promenade, and complete needed repairs to the promenade. In addition, the objective was also to reinvigorate the use of the park, enhance pedestrian comforts, and make functional improvements to the marina. A marina office service building was also added to the project.Waterfront Promenade improvements included the rehabilitation of Pier #2, extension of the promenade around the perimeter of Pier #2, and repair sections of the existing promenade. Marina Improvements include replacement of pile guides, replacement of electrical pedestals, installation of a marina water quality chamber, and relocation of fence to provide additional access to the park. Site Amenities may include a new picnic area with tables and benches on Pier #3, installation of additional pedestrian comforts, pedestrian directional signage, and lighting for the entrance propeller. Landscaping was designed throughout the park
Stafford Township Board of Education- Improvements to McKinley, Ocean Acres and Oxycocus Elementary Schools and Intermediate School - Improvements included: rain garden and infiltration basin, parking lots, and pedestrian and vehicular circulation improvements. Services included design phases, construction documents, bidding and construction inspection as well as permitting coordination and application approvals from the NJDEP, NJDOT and Township.
Historic Preservation Branch Brook Park Cherry Tree Demonstration, Newark, Essex County, NJ - Landscape Architect who provided professional design services for engineering, including water connection for irrigation areas, and electrical design related to installation of PSE&G Dusk to Dawn lighting. Prepared a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and applied for a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Certification as well as a Request for Authorization. Eagle Rock Reservation Forest Regeneration, Essex County, NJ -Project Manager for the design of exclosues, or bio-diversity areas, in Eagle Rock Reservation as a way to reestablish vegetation and repopulate nearby forest stands with understory shrubs and wildflowers that have been degenerated due to deer overpopulation. Schools, Colleges, and Universities Rumson-Fairhaven High School Concession and Pole Barn Building, Rumson NJ – Landscape Architect who developed and coordinated Construction Documents for a
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, Ocean County, NJ - Landscape Architect who provided complete services including the development of an overall master plan of proposed athletic facilities, conceptual design plans, cost estimates, site plans for municipal approvals, permitting plans, and construction documents. The facilities meet NCAA requirements and include a 400 meter all weather running track and areas for field events, a multi-purpose soccer/lacrosse/field hockey field that will be later converted to a synthetic turf field, two natural turf softball fields, two natural turf soccer fields, six tennis courts, sports lighting and spectator sitting areas, site walkways, parking areas, and storm water management facilities. Rutgers University Cook Campus Outdoor Recreation Master Plan, New Brunswick/Piscataway, NJ- Part of a team to prepare a Recreational Master Plan for the Cook Campus of Rutgers University which addressed problems such as poor drainage and flooding, playing surface overuse, inadequate lighting, poorly designed pedestrian pathways and walkways, irregular sport field shape and orientation, and lack of parking. The project goals included defining programmatic needs of the field for the immediate and long term, developing a phasing plan that will accommodate the needs of the students, incorporate storm water management elements, and maximizing utilization of the fields and surrounding parking. Rutgers University Streetscape Improvements, Camden, Camden County, NJ - Landscape Architect for the design phases including conceptual planning, construction documents and cost estimating for urban park and streetscape at the University’s Camden Campus.
Synthetic Turf / Sports Projects Ranney School Synthetic Turf Athletic Field, Tinton Falls, Monmouth County, NJ - Project Landscape Architect for the construction of a synthetic turf field. Services included the preparation of a field survey and base map, preliminary and final design of the field, cost estimating, soil erosion and sediment control permitting, all municipal approvals, site engineering, storm water management & drainage report, bidding and part time construction observation services Recchino Sports Complex Phase 1, Haddon Township, Camden County, NJ - Technical Manager who designed the Phase 1 project to accommodate a full size football field (enlarged from a 90-yard field) with an overlain soccer field, as well as two softball fields. In addition, the project incorporated upgraded sports lighting, a reconfigured and resurfaced parking area with lighting, and an elaborate underground storm water retention system with outfall weir structure. This storm water retention and infiltration system, which will collect all water infiltrated through the synthetic turf fields, is designed to hold 80% of the 100year storm and incorporates seven parallel 36” diameter perforated pipes, 292 feet long.
West Orange High School Track and Synthetic Turf Field, West Orange, Essex County, NJ - Senior Landscape Architect who prepared contract drawings and bid documents for the reconstruction of an existing natural turf field and stone screenings track. The natural turf was replaced with a synthetic turf infill system and the track was replaced with asphalt, coated with a new rubberized surface. Streetscapes Asbury Park Waterfront Redevelopment Streetscape Enhancements, Asbury Park, Monmouth County, NJ – Landscape Architect who provided Landscape Architectural services that included design support, construction detailing, project management and construction site observation for the streetscape improvement project as part of the Urban Waterfront Redevelopment Plan implementation in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The Waterfront Redevelopment of the streetscape portion of the project includes six miles of roadway
reconstruction and streetscape implementation, with rehabilitation of the associated streetscape areas and adjacent public gathering spaces such as Bradley Park, Paramount Theatre promenade and the Paramount Theatre Plaza. Route 520 Brookdale Roundabout, Lincroft, Monmouth County, NJ - Landscape Architect for the design and construction administration services for the improvements to the intersection of County Route 520 (Newman Springs Road) and the main entrance to Brookdale Community College. Landscape Architectural improvements included low maintenance landscaping, flag poles and up lighting. Main Street Streetscape Design, Phase I & II, Tuckerton, Ocean County, NJ - Landscape Architect who designed streetscape improvements including concrete paver sidewalks & crosswalks, curbs, ornamental lighting, signage, benches, planters and trash receptacles.
Articles and Publications “Dedication to Water Conservation at the Princeton Facilities Department,” Land and Water, March/April 2008 “The Miracle on 34th Street! Ocean City, New Jersey,” Landscape Architect and Specifier News, November 2009