Accolades: The Award Winning Morgan’s Pier

Landscape designer Groundswell Design Group is the recipient of The 2012 Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award for Commercial Design for their work on Morgan’s Pier. The Waterfront Center helps communities worldwide enhance their urban waterfronts and at their annual conference, they award prizes for excellence in waterfront design.

The attractive Morgan’s Pier, which opened in May on the Delaware River united urban materials, salvaged wood and vintage tables with leafy linden trees and other greens just below the Ben Franklin Bridge.


Groundswell's work can also be seen in the garden at Talula's Garden.

As for Morgan's Pier, the outdoor bar and restaurant is closed for the season. They promise to reopen next April.

Morgan's Pier [Official Site]
Groundswell Design Group [Official Site]

 

 

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  • Matt

    You can immediately tell it is salvaged wood because they didn’t even bother to sand it down.