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Hayes Design Group Kicks-off “Adopt-a-Landmark” Program at Fallingwater

May 04, 2016

On Friday, April 29, the associates at Hayes Design Group-Architects celebrated National Arbor Day by volunteering at one of the most recognized Landmarks in the world, Fallingwater in Mill Run, PA. The day of service was the inaugural event of the firm’s “Adopt-a-Landmark program.”

Throughout the day, the firm’s associates worked with the park’s horticulturist to plant flowers, prune, weed and clean-up the beautiful landscapes surrounding Fallingwater. The selection of Fallingwater as its first Adopt-a-Landmark project was strategic, as its status of one of the most recognized Landmarks is well documented. In fact it was voted the most important building of the 20th century by the American Institute of Architects. The design concept behind Fallingwater centered on incorporating elements of the outside into the interior design, so the firm thought it fitting to volunteer their time to beautify the outdoor areas on the grounds of the park.

“There are many examples like Fallingwater of Landmarks that are in critical need of volunteers to help with the upkeep, stated Kevin Hayes, Principal, The Hayes Design Group Architects. “As architects, our focus is on designing and building strong communities and we have a great opportunity to showcase our profession and skills through helping to keep these important landmarks maintained and looking good to ensure everyone can enjoy architectural icons like Fallingwater.”

“Volunteers provide a critical service to Fallingwater and without them the visitor experience at the site would be not be the same. Our volunteers serve in a multitude of ways: from maintaining our landscape to greeting visitors, assisting in the museum shop and café, and even helping with collections management. We are delighted that Hayes Design Group joined our team.” Lynda Waggoner, Director, Fallingwater

Fallingwater had a total of 170,200 visitors in the year 2015.

“I invite other architect firms to join Hayes Design Architects and “Adopt a Landmark” for the day to help highlight the great work of our profession,” stated Kevin Hayes.

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