In 2012, Wildlands Conservancy retained Barry Isett & Associates to perform survey, design and permitting for 1.8 miles of trail along the Jordan Creek Trail as part of the overall Jordan Creek Greenway initiative. The entire greenway will connect Jordan Meadows Park in Allentown to the Appalachian Trail along the ridge of Blue Mountain, allowing for the protection of lands of high conservation value, and establish a 13-mile trail for the public to hike, bike and bird watch.
Berks Nature, a more than 40-year-old, non-profit conservation organization, formerly known as the Berks County Conservancy, dedicated The Nature Place in the fall of 2017. Located in Reading’s 100-acre Angelica Creek Park, the project involved the collaboration of the city, neighboring Alvernia University and Cumru Township, which shares a border with the park. A working example of conservation principles and sustainable development…
Steady progress is being made on the construction of Lanark Commons-a three-story medical office building-on Route 309 and Lanark Road in Center Valley. The building sits on top of a 270-foot-long colored/patterned concrete retaining wall, which was part of Isett's structural design: we also designed the building's steel frame structure and foundations.
A recent $5 million tax-credit allocation pushes plans for a new regional headquarters to the next stage: The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region will be breaking ground this year on their new Harrisburg facility. Construction of the 38,700-SF building-which is more than double the size of the current building-is expected to take about a year.
After 17 months, three phases and $15 million dollars in construction costs-the staff and students of the Palmerton Area School District are enjoying new and updated facilities at the junior high school. Completed in September of 2017, Phase I consisted of the conversion of a grass football field into a multi-sport turf field, including a synthetic track. Phase II included the construction of a 13,000-SF addition, parking lot improvements and a new softball field.
Lehigh County Authority, which obtained a long term lease of the water and sewer systems of the City of Allentown, retained Barry Isett & Associates from 2014 through 2016 to develop a program to inspect and coordinate the rehabilitation of manholes within the City of Allentown’s wastewater system.
Waterfront Allentown – A dynamic new development is taking shape along the Lehigh River in Allentown, and Barry Isett & Associates is proud to be civil engineer and landscape architect of record. Developed by The Waterfront Redevelopment Partners LP, a partnership between Dunn Twigger Company LLC , Jaindl Properties LLC, and Michael Dunn Co. Ltd. the project will transform 26 industrial acres into a mixed-use riverfront community center on a new Waterfront Drive as a main street corridor. The Waterfront will feature 11 buildings encompassing over 700,000 SF of office space, 413 residential apartments, 108,000 SF of retail space and 39,000 SF of restaurant space. Several multi-level garages with retail first floor uses will integrate parking for over 2,800 cars. Isett is providing survey, site/civil design and permitting, landscape architecture, and traffic engineering.
Two million-plus square feet of industrial buildings are rising at Liberty at Mill Creek, located between Hamilton Boulevard and the Route 222 bypass on a parcel of about 200 acres in western Lehigh County that spans both Upper Macungie and Lower Macungie Townships. Isett helped Liberty achieve final approvals for the complex project and Allied Building Corporation began construction soon thereafter.
As a sub-consultant to an environmental conservancy, the Survey Department of Barry Isett and Associates was engaged to conduct a stream survey utilizing GPS technology and conventional surveying equipment, relating to the potential removal of a century-old dam.
Barry Isett and Associates provided design and construction phase services in the complete rehabilitation of Pen Argyl Borough Weona Park's miniature golf course, the only municipally owned municipal golf course in the region.
Lumber Street is an 800-foot connector road between Main Street (SR.100) and Lehigh Street, and is a boundary of Macungie Memorial Park. In our role as Borough engineer, Barry Isett and Associates provided design and construction phase services to reconstruct the road to bring the road to current Borough standards. The project involved road widening, sidewalks, curbing, ADA ramps and the relocation of water, sewer and electrical lines.
Woods Services is an advocacy and service organization for people with exceptional challenges, disabilities and complex needs. The Langhorne, Bucks County, PA campus offers day programs and residential services for children and adults. Our firm has been privileged to provide engineering and technical support in a variety of projects.
A stormwater restoration project designed by Barry Isett & Associates for The Vineyards, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County received the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s 2013 Land Use Award at a gala celebration held in October at the RiverCrest Golf Club and Preserve. The Conservancy is a non-profit devoted to protecting the water quality of thePerkiomen Creek and its tributaries in a 362 square-mile watershed that encompasses 57 municipalities in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh and Montgomery counties.
Barry Isett & Associates was the civil engineering consultant in the development of a Master Plan to update the University’s recreational facilities. Isett worked with Sasaki Associates of Watertown, MA, in the development of a five-phase program slated to be completed over 20 years.
Isett has served DeSales University since the early days of our company. When the school was known as Allentown College of St. Francis DeSales, one of our first jobs was a survey of more than 400 acres. It has been our privilege to assist in the shaping of the campus over four decades.
Designedby Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as an “arrival court” for the Asa Packer Campus, the Alumni Memorial Parking Garage serves visitors and staff with parking for 315 cars. Isett provided surveys, site/civil, traffic and structural engineering.
A Lehigh University landmark since 1903, Williams Hall gained new life under the design of the New York City office of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners, LLP. Isett was the site/civil engineer in the conversion of the building. Exterior features include a new Global Plaza adjacent to the existing greenhouse, the revision of the sidewalk into a terrace, and a new entry way to the building.
Barry Isett & Associates worked with Whiting Turner Constructionto help Lafayette College to implement key features of its Master Plan to develop and enhance new gateways to define the college campus entrances at four locations.
Lehigh, Berks and Schuylkill Halls share a common courtyard. The three-story residence halls were built in the 1960s. Isett was involved with renovations of all three that included ADA improvements and a new elevator tower.
The demolition of the Central Heat Plant created a vacant space surrounded by residence halls, historic academic buildings, and the University’s football stadium. Already engaged as the Civil/Structural/MEP Engineer and Landscape Architect for the replacement maintenance building and the demolition project, Isett was asked to design a new lighted basketball court for student recreation.
Barry Isett & Associates has served Kutztown University directly through an open-end contract and as an engineering consultant to multiple architects through both open-ends and project-specific engagements.
Vacant since 2010 when the departments it housed moved to the Gold LEED certified STEPS Building, for which Barry Isett & Associates was the site/civil engineer, Williams Hall has been reimagined as a one-stop-shop for student services as well as renovated academic space. Construction is now underway on the 63,000 SF, four-story building which will become the home of the offices of the Dean of Students and Student Affairs as well as the departments of Modern Language & Literature, Religion Studies, and Sociology & Anthropology.
The expanded canteen and retail store will serve patients, staff and visitors at the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Administration Medical Center. Veterans residing throughout northeastern and central Pennsylvania and southern New York State receive out-patient and residential care for a wide range of medical needs at the Center. Isett was the structural, mechanical electrical and plumbing engineering consultant and also provided environmental services.