Alumna recognized by American Society of Landscape Architects

The 2013 Year of Public Service (YPS2013) has been established by the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) Public Awareness Campaign. Its purpose is to highlight wide-reaching public service activities, performed by landscape architects pro-bono, and to advocate for a higher commitment to community service projects.

Pashek Associates’ project, titled “Rebirth of a Log House,” was chosen to be featured on YPS2013’s Blog. Nancy Lonnett Roman, a principal of the firm who graduated from Penn State in 1985 with a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture, was the project manager for this unique historic restoration project.

Nearly 15 years ago, construction started to rebuild a log house on the grounds of the Beaver Area Heritage Museum, in Beaver, Pa. The original house was donated to the Heritage Foundation in 1996, after being discovered beneath an existing frame house. The utilitarian site design was created to typify frontier living during the initial settlement of Beaver, circa 1802.  The goal was for visitors to experience a step back in time, more than two centuries earlier.

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Last Updated June 13, 2013