VALHALLA, N.Y. - White Plains-based Divney Tung Schwalbe planning, engineering and landscape architecture firm chose Westchester Community College as the site of its annual “do-it-in-a-day” volunteer landscaping project.
The firm's partners, along with the company’s employees, recently designed and planted a garden at the entrance of the college’s Gateway Center on the main campus in Valhalla. They planted a variety of native plants donated by a member of the Westchester Community College Foundation Board.
Divney Tung Schwalbe partner Jerry Schwalbe, an alumnus of the college, supervised the garden project in coordination with members of the college’s Physical Plant Department and the college’s Native Plant Center.
“This was truly a labor of love,” says Schwalbe. “It was very special for me to be able to give something back to the institution that provided the educational foundation for my career," he said.
Westchester Community College Foundation Board Member Elinor Urstadt of Bronxville and Westchester Community College Foundation Board member Jennifer Gruenberg of Scarsdale took part in the event.
Carol Capobianco, the director of the college’s Native Plant Center, said the space was "transformed" by the Divney Tung Schwalbe staff.
“Their attention to detail, extraordinary design skills, and just plain hard work made this project happen," she said. "Now we have a native garden showcase at the entrance to this building, which is an architectural jewel."
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