Associated Builders and Contractors recently awarded Laytonsville-based Ruppert Landscape an Eagle Award for its work on the Barbara Truland Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
This $950,000 project is unique in that it functions as both a healing garden and a green roof. As a healing garden the area incorporates calming and restorative elements designed to reduce stress and promote healing, and as a green roof, it absorbs rainwater, provides building insulation, helps to lower urban air temperatures and combats the heat island effect.
“ABC is proud to recognize Ruppert Landscape for its outstanding work on the Barbara Truland Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital project,” said Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “This project embodies a commitment to innovation, safety and superior craftsmanship through creativity and skill.”
The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.