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Reformed Presbyterian Home 2344 Perrysville Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15214 Courtyard Design Concept October 09 2008

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This is a Burt, Hill pro bono project located in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of the Northside. Reformed Presbyterian Home is a residential institution for the elderly community. RPH has an outdoor space enclosed within the building. This space is underutilized due to the layout and wanted a realistic courtyard design.

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Reformed Presbyterian Home 2344 Perrysville Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15214Courtyard Design ConceptOctober 09 2008

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Courtyard: Plan View

Existing Tree

Existing Tree

Masonry Wall

Railing

French Doors

Decorative Drain

Ornamental Tree

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Railroad Crossties Stairs

Raised Planting Bed

Timber Wall

Raised Planting Bed

Seat Wall

Planting IslandDecorative Drain

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Courtyard: Upper Tier

Perspective view of the upper tier.

The design concept plan proposes the upper tier to gain approximately 675 sq ft.

Existing Design: 325 sq ftNew Conceptual Design: 1000 sq ft

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An example of a movable raised planting bed.

Railing examples for upper tier or the gate on each end of the stairs.

Existing tree will remain. Recycled plastic benches that can be placed on both the upper and lower tiers of the garden.

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Courtyard: Planted Terraces

View of the terraces from the stairs.

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Existing Timber can be reused to build the upper tier wall.

Lower terraces walls can be built from existing materials or

masonry units shown to the right.

Existing Oak will remain as a focal point of the courtyard.

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Courtyard: Lower Tier

View of the lower tier.

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Railing around planting islands

This seat wall has a dual function, it can be used for relaxing and active gardening for residents.

An example of a decorative drain for the courtyard.

Focal Point Area: This planting bed is a great place for an ornamental tree or water feature.

The lower tier entrance door can be widened to a decorative french door to entrance the view for the indoor viewer.

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