• Appel Osborne Announces New Partner »

    Monday, January 14, 2019
    Please join us in congratulating our newest Partner, Cory Jenner. Cory has been with Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture (AOLA) since his graduation from SUNY ESF in 2001. He has always been interested in architecture and engineering... Read more »

  • NYUASLA Takes Formal Position on I-81 Project »

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    AOLA Partner, Vince Pietrzak, on behalf of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (NYUASLA), has submitted an open letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) to voice the Chapter’s... Read more »

  • Celebrating the Life of Alfred Obrist »

    Thursday, November 08, 2018
    Our firm and our profession suffered a great loss with the passing of Alfred Obrist. He passed in late October. Al was a founding Partner of our firm with Bruce Appel, establishing Obrist & Appel... Read more »

  • Manlius Pebble Hill Students Enjoy New Courtyard »

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    Manlius Pebble Hill School celebrated the completion of phase one of a new STEAM park that has been two years in the making. Appel Osborne worked with the school to design a courtyard space that... Read more »

  • Green Lakes State Park Celebrates Ribbon Cutting »

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Green Lakes State Park celebrated the ribbon cutting for their new Environmental Education Center project on Friday, October 12. This was an extensive project that required relocation of the original boat house and transforming it... Read more »

  • VVS CSD Hosts First Games on New Turf Field »

    Monday, October 15, 2018
    Last week was exciting for the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill athletics program and the community! The girls’ varsity field hockey and varsity football teams played their first games on their new synthetic turf field, designed by Appel Osborne.... Read more »

  • Onondaga Community College Recognized for Sustainability Efforts »

    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    Onondaga Community College (OCC) is being recognized on a national scale for their efforts in sustainability on their campus. Knowledge Review Magazine has named OCC one of the 10 Best Green Schools in America 2018.... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Celebrates Staff Milestone Anniversaries »

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    This is a special year! 2018 marks a milestone anniversary for six of our staff. Our office acknowledged their years of service with a luncheon at Sherwood Inn last Friday. Please join us in recognizing,... Read more »

  • Donation Helps Carrier Park Field of Dreams Move Forward »

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    Appel Osborne has been privileged to be the prime consultant for the design of the Carrier Park Field of Dreams in DeWitt. Partner, Tim Bonaparte, and Associate, Taylor Goldthwait, have been invested in providing the... Read more »

  • Liverpool CSD Chestnut Hill Elementary Reopens »

    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Renovations have been taking place at Chestnut Hill Elementary School in the Liverpool Central School District for three years. Appel Osborne has been working with the District as their landscape architectural consultant, and we are... Read more »

  • Depew UFSD Multi-Sport Complex Almost Complete »

    Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    Appel Osborne shares Depew Union Free School District’s excitement as they near completion on their new multi-sport synthetic turf complex. Construction on the District’s site work began early this summer, and they are expected to... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Congratulates Two Project Managers on their Licensure »

    Monday, August 27, 2018
    Congratulations are in order for two Appel Osborne Project Managers. Jennie Kurtz, RLA, and Alex Belding, RLA, are officially Registered Landscape Architects in the State of New York! They took the four-part licensing exam in... Read more »

  • Falcon Park Turf Field in Design »

    Monday, August 13, 2018
    A new synthetic turf field is in design for the Auburn Doubledays. The project will allow improvements to make the Falcon Park clubhouses available for year-round use. Appel Osborne is in the preliminary schematic design... Read more »

  • Oswego Health Project in CNY Business Journal »

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018
    Appel Osborne is providing site design services for the transformation of a former grocery store into a behavioral-health care facility for Oswego Health. Plans are being finalized to convert the 43,000 s.f. building into a... Read more »

  • Green Lakes Sustainable Design in the News »

    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    Appel Osborne is proud to see the sustainable design at Green Lakes State Park being featured in Spectrum News’ “Going Green” segment. There are many great elements to the improvements happening at Green Lakes State Park.... Read more »

  • Synthetic Turf in Iowa News »

    Monday, July 02, 2018
    Take a look at this staggering video footage of a flooded synthetic turf field in Iowa! KIMT News This is a prime example of why Appel Osborne looks at each project as an individual and unique... Read more »

  • Green Lakes State Park Project Progressing »

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018
    Appel Osborne is working on an exciting project with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP) at Green Lakes State Park. AOLA Associate, Taylor Goldthwait, is in the midst of... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Announces Five Promotions »

    Friday, May 18, 2018
    Appel Osborne is proud to announce five promotions within our firm! Four Project Managers have been promoted to the position of Associate. Please join us in congratulating: Patrick Costello, RLA Timothy Lobczowski, RLA Taylor Goldthwait, RLA Brittany Belding, RLA Jessica... Read more »

  • Finger Lakes Community College Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facility »

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Friday, May 11, 2018 was an exciting day for Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) and Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture (AOLA). A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the College’s future athletic facility, designed... Read more »

  • Construction Beginning Soon at Lockport CSD »

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018
    Exciting things are happening at Lockport City School District! Construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks on their 2018 Capital Improvement Project which includes many athletic and site improvements. Appel Osborne Senior... Read more »

  • We are Hiring! »

    Thursday, March 01, 2018
    We are growing! Click here to view the Position Announcement. Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Refreshes Image »

    Monday, January 08, 2018
    You may have noticed that our firm rang in 2018 with a revamped logo. While the logo design itself has not changed, we felt it was time to debut a new, fresher color that portrays... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Returns to Franklin Square Office »

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    It has been over six weeks since we moved back to our renovated office space in Franklin Square, Syracuse, NY, and we are excited to be settled in at our new digs. The historic building... Read more »

  • AOLA Office Renovation is Nearly Complete! »

    Monday, September 18, 2017
    Check out this article on Syracuse.com about the renovations at our Franklin Square office building. We are looking forward to moving back in a few weeks! Oak Knitting Mill Renovations Read more »

  • Eagle Scout Project is Complete »

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    In July, we shared that AOLA Project Manager, Bernie Martin, was assisting a student with his Eagle Scout project at his alma mater, Onondaga CSD. The project is now complete, and the cross country team... Read more »

  • Auburn ECSD Synthetic Turf Field in the News »

    Thursday, August 31, 2017
    At Auburn Enlarged City School District, construction is wrapping up on the new synthetic turf field at Holland Stadium designed by Appel Osborne. In a story featured on Spectrum News, a player on the District’s... Read more »

  • Community Gets Involved in FLCC Design »

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    If you had a chance to read our article in NYSSBA’s On Board newspaper (also posted on our website), you already know that part of being a Landscape Architect is engaging with the community about... Read more »

  • Onondaga CSD Newsletter Shows AOLA Site Design »

    Monday, August 28, 2017
    AOLA Project Manager, Bernie Martin, has been working with the Onondaga Central School District to develop site design that improves vehicular circulation concerns and maximizes utilization of an outdoor learning space. The district is applying... Read more »

  • AOLA Article Featured in K-12 Publication »

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017
    The New York State School Boards Association publishes an award-winning newspaper called “On Board” for its members. The publication provides current information pertinent to the K-12 market as well as feature stories on specific topics.... Read more »

  • AOLA Project Manager Volunteers Time for Eagle Scout Project »

    Friday, July 07, 2017
    Appel Osborne Project Manager, Bernie Martin, has been volunteering his time and his landscape architecture knowledge to assist a high school student with his Eagle Scout project. Raymond Anderson is a junior at Onondaga Central... Read more »

  • Willis V. Carrier Park is Important Asset to Community »

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Town of DeWitt Supervisor, Dr. Edward M. Michalenko, contributed an article to Syracuse.com in which he expresses the importance of “building community” and the positive impact the new Carrier Park will have in this endeavor.... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Exhibiting at NYSASBO »

    Friday, June 02, 2017
    The New York State Association for School Business Officials Conference will be held June 4-7, 2017. If you are attending, please stop by booth #58 and say hello to Linda, Tim, and Patrick who will... Read more »

  • AOLA Project Manager Supports Cousin at Fundraiser »

    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    AOLA Project Manager, Pat Costello, and many of his family members joined together to support Pat’s cousin Taylor this past weekend. They participated in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event in which people shave their... Read more »

  • Poland CSD Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New Playground »

    Thursday, May 11, 2017
    Poland Central School District held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new primary school playground on May 4, 2017. AOLA Project Manager, Patrick Costello, designed the playscape and was able to attend the ceremony. After... Read more »

  • Buffalo-area Schools Investing in New Athletic Complexes »

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    Many Western New York school communities are realizing the value of a functional, practical, and not to mention beautiful athletic complex. Not only does the transition to a synthetic turf field allow for aesthetic accents... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne at NYSCOSS Winter Institute »

    Thursday, March 02, 2017
    Appel Osborne will be exhibiting at the NYSCOSS Winter Institute this Sunday, March 5 and Monday, March 6. If you are attending the conference, be sure to stop by booth #55 and say hello to... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Wins ASLA Honor Award »

    Monday, February 27, 2017
    Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture was thrilled to receive the ASLA Honor Award on February 3, 2017. AOLA Project Manager, Bernie Martin, and Senior Partner, Pete Osborne, were present to accept the award for Built Design... Read more »

  • AOLA Associate, Cory Jenner, Teaching AIA Course »

    Monday, November 14, 2016
    AOLA Associate, Cory Jenner, will be teaching a course this week on storm water management for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The event will be held on Tuesday at the AIA Resource Center in... Read more »

  • OCC Mawhinney Hall Boasts New Sustainable Site Improvements »

    Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    Mawhinney Hall has been a part of the Onondaga Community Campus for forty years, and the site surrounding the building recently received some important renovations. Appel Osborne was the prime site design consultant for the... Read more »

  • AOLA Associate, Cory Jenner, Guest Lecture at SU »

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016
    On Wednesday, October 5, Appel Osborne Associate, Cory Jenner, will visit Syracuse University to offer a guest lecture to an Engineering and Computer Science class specifically studying urban storm water management. The session will be... Read more »

  • Williamsville CSD North H. S. Celebrates Ribbon Cutting »

    Monday, September 19, 2016
    The Williamsville North Spartans were able to take the field on their new synthetic turf last Friday night, right on schedule. AOLA Partner, Pete Osborne, and Project Manager, Taylor Goldthwait, have been working hard this... Read more »

  • Baldwinsville CSD Celebrates Ribbon Cutting »

    Monday, September 12, 2016
    Baldwinsville Central School District celebrated the Grand Re-Opening of Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium on Friday, September 9. The celebration included a ribbon cutting for their new synthetic turf field and stadium just before their football game against... Read more »

  • On-Schedule Completion for Williamsville CSD North Field »

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    Appel Osborne is grateful to receive thanks from Williamsville CSD this morning for a job well done. Client satisfaction is our mission and Partner, Pete Osborne, and Project Manager, Taylor Goldthwait, have been working hard... Read more »

  • East Syracuse-Minoa CSD Celebrates "A Greener, Greater Grove" »

    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    The faculty, staff, students, and community of East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District celebrated the ribbon cutting and rededication of Pine Grove Middle School on August 24. Many people spoke about the collaborative effort that went... Read more »

  • Project Manager, Bernie Martin, is now a Registered Landscape Architect »

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    AOLA Project Manager, Bernie Martin, has received his license and is now a NYS Registered Landscape Architect (RLA). Appel Osborne is proud to now have 11 RLA’s on staff! Congratulations to Bernie on earning his... Read more »

  • Official Elephant Grand Opening at Rosamond Gifford Zoo »

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016
    Today is an exciting day for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo! After breaking ground in December of 2015, the new elephant pool was officially opened to both the elephants and the public. The Zoo explains that... Read more »

  • Capital Work Progressing at Baldwinsville CSD »

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016
    Construction is right on schedule at Baldwinsville Central School District. AOLA Partner, Tim Bonaparte, and Project Manager, Brittany Belding, have been making routine site visits to monitor the construction of their site work design. The... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Celebrates Installation of 50th Synthetic Turf »

    Thursday, July 07, 2016
    It’s official! Appel Osborne has hit the big 5-0 in completed synthetic turf fields! Our firm specializes in outdoor athletic facility design, including synthetic turfs, and we are so excited to celebrate this major milestone.... Read more »

  • AOLA is a Part of Syracuse Ball Parks Culture »

    Tuesday, July 05, 2016
    Syracuse is home to many ball parks ranging from little league to college to professional sports. An article published on Syracuse.com gives insight into the atmosphere around these athletic stadiums: Fields of Dreams: Stadiums and... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture Mentioned in CNYBJ »

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    This week’s edition of the Central New York Business Journal features a story about the new Catering at the Zoo Events Terrace at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The piece includes an interview with President and... Read more »

  • Multiple Projects Nearing Completion at the Zoo »

    Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture is privileged to see two projects approaching successful completion at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. AOLA was the prime design consultant for these projects, responsible for managing and coordinating the Design Team... Read more »

  • Challenger Field of Dreams Celebrates Grand Opening »

    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    Phase One of the Carrier Park Challenger Field of Dreams is complete, and the facility is hosting a grand opening celebration this Saturday, May 21. AOLA Partner, Tim Bonaparte, and Project Manager, Taylor Goldthwait, have... Read more »

  • Marcellus CSD Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New Softball Field »

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    The seniors on the Marcellus Central School District softball team celebrated senior night in a big way. Not only did they win their game, they cut the ribbon on the District’s new softball field which... Read more »

  • Westhill CSD Hosts “Last Chance Warrior Steeple Challenge” »

    Thursday, May 12, 2016
    Appel Osborne is proud to see that our running track design at Westhill CSD offers a perfect venue for the “Last Chance Warrior Steeple Challenge” which the school has hosted for the past few years.... Read more »

  • Elephant Pool Construction Moving Along »

    Monday, April 11, 2016
    Appel Osborne is the prime consultant for the new elephant pool that is being constructed within the Asian Elephant Preserve at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, NY. The elephant pool was outlined as a... Read more »

  • Pine Grove Middle School Project Focus of Study »

    Friday, April 08, 2016
    Appel Osborne Partner, Tim Bonaparte, and Project Manager, Katy Jacobs, are proudly observing their design at Pine Grove Elementary School in the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District come to fruition. The project is currently under... Read more »

  • World Landscape Architecture Month »

    Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    April is World Landscape Architecture Month! The American Society of Landscape Architects celebrates landscape architectural design by encouraging the sharing of photographs with the #WLAM2016 hashtag. Be sure to check our social media throughout the... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Project Featured in Dick's Sporting Goods Catalog »

    Monday, February 15, 2016
    AOLA Partner, Tim Bonaparte, was pleasantly surprised when the Dick’s Sporting Goods catalog arrived this February. Two districts that Appel Osborne is currently working with, Potsdam CSD and Salmon River CSD, were featured on the... Read more »

  • First Games to be Played on New SUNY Oswego Turf »

    Monday, August 31, 2015
    Oswego State University will host its first games at their new Laker Turf Stadium on September 1, 2015.  Appel Osborne is so excited to see this project come to fruition.  The new stadium complex is... Read more »

  • Phase One of Challenger Field of Dreams Nearing Completion »

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015
    The Syracuse Challenger Little League teams will soon be playing on their new fields at the Willis V. Carrier Recreation Center, also known as the Challenger Field of Dreams.  The new recreation complex will include... Read more »

  • SUNY Oswego Dedicates Memorial Garden »

    Friday, June 12, 2015
    Appel Osborne had the opportunity to design a memorial garden in collaboration with classmates from the SUNY Oswego Class of 1989 to honor classmates lost in the Lockerbie Bombing and 9/11 tragedies.  A ceremony was... Read more »

  • Housing Visions Celebrates 25 Years, Announces LEED Platinum Certification for Recent Project »

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Congratulations are in order for Housing Visions as they recently celebrated their 25 year anniversary.  The organization’s mission is to “Be the catalyst for sustainable positive change in neighborhoods through real estate development and community... Read more »

  • "Field of Dreams" Project in DeWitt Moving Forward »

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    The Willis V. Carrier Recreation Center is progressing with phase one of this exciting project estimated to be completed by this fall.  DeWitt town officials and supporters of the park have reached out to Lieutenant... Read more »

  • Project Manager Katy Johnson Obtains License »

    Friday, March 06, 2015
    AOLA Project Manager, Katy Johnson, has attained her license, bringing the firm’s total number of Registered Landscape Architects to ten!  Congratulations to Katy on earning her registration.  She is a graduate of SUNY ESF and... Read more »

  • AOLA Projects in State of the County Address »

    Wednesday, March 04, 2015
    Appel Osborne is so honored that some of our local projects were highlighted in County Executive Joanie Mahoney’s State of the County Address.  Some of the projects mentioned in her presentation included the new multi-field... Read more »

  • New SUNY Oswego Athletic Complex in the News »

    Friday, October 31, 2014
    Oswego County Today posted an article about the new turf field being constructed on the SUNY Oswego campus.  Appel Osborne is the prime consultant for this exciting project which will include an NCAA compliant all-weather... Read more »

  • VanKeuren Square Celebrates Ribbon Cutting »

    Monday, June 02, 2014
    Housing Visions and the Syracuse VA Medical Center celebrated the opening of VanKeuren Square on Friday, May 30.  The facility is Syracuse’s first permanent Veterans housing development with on-site supportive services provided by the VA. ... Read more »

  • Altmar-Parish-Williamstown CSD Receives LEED Certification »

    Friday, May 09, 2014
    Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District was recently awarded LEED Certification for their elementary school and LEED Silver Certification for the middle/high school through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  Appel Osborne completed a Capital Improvement Project... Read more »

  • OCC Coyne Fields in the News »

    Monday, May 05, 2014
    The new OCC Coyne Fields baseball and softball complex is being noticed for its contribution to the College’s athletic program as well as programs in the surrounding areas.  The new synthetic turf fields allow for... Read more »

  • Project Managers Brittany DeSantis and Patrick Costello Obtain Licenses »

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    Congratulations to two more of our Project Managers, Brittany DeSantis and Patrick Costello.  They recently passed their licensing exam and are now Registered Landscape Architects.  Both are graduates of SUNY ESF.  Brittany has been with... Read more »

  • Community Dedication of the OCC Coyne Fields Complex »

    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Onondaga Community College celebrated the community dedication of their new baseball and softball field complex on Thursday, April 24, 2014.  Appel Osborne is honored to have been the prime designer for this project and is... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Projects Recognized by American Concrete Institute »

    Monday, April 07, 2014
    The American Concrete Institute Central New York Chapter has announced the recipients of their 2013 Design and Installation Awards.  Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture was a part of three projects that were nominated.  Two of these... Read more »

  • Cherry Road Elementary Addition Receives LEED Silver Certification »

    Thursday, February 06, 2014
    The new building addition at Cherry Road Elementary School in the Westhill Central School District has received LEED Silver Certification!  Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture is honored to have been a part of this very exciting... Read more »

  • Project Manager Taylor Goldthwait Obtains License »

    Friday, January 03, 2014
    Congratulations to our Project Manager, Taylor Goldthwait.  He recently passed his licensing exam and is now a Registered Landscape Architect.  Taylor is a graduate of SUNY ESF and has been with Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Receives ASLA Award »

    Thursday, January 02, 2014
    Appel Osborne has been selected as a recipient of an ASLA Merit Award for site design related to a 32,000 sf building addition at Cherry Road Elementary School at the Westhill Central School District in... Read more »

  • Save the Rain Program Receives Award »

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    Onondaga County’s Save the Rain program has received an Environmental Excellence award from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC).  The NYSDEC recognized the program noting that Onondaga County has transformed the “civic... Read more »

  • Storm Water Solutions Magazine Recognizes Zoo Project »

    Wednesday, December 04, 2013
    This past summer, Storm Water Solutions Magazine accepted submissions for industry-specific projects in design or construction from within the past 18 months.  The magazine’s editorial staff selected ten winning projects across the United States that... Read more »

  • Ribbon Cutting at Middletown CSD »

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    The Enlarged City School District of Middletown celebrated the opening of their new Presidential Park Elementary School with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 22.  Voters approved this project nearly five years ago and... Read more »

  • Ribbon Cutting at Lansingburgh CSD »

    Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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  • ESM CSD Renovations Incorporate Green Infrastructure »

    Thursday, June 06, 2013
    Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District will soon undergo major renovations.  The latest green infrastructure practices will be implemented for the building renovations and new 12,000 square foot building addition. ... Read more »

  • New Athletic Fields Under Construction at OCC »

    Monday, April 01, 2013
    Work began over the winter for the design and construction of new synthetic turf baseball and softball fields at Onondaga Community College.  Currently, the College’s women’s softball team and men’s baseball team hold practice and... Read more »

  • Le Moyne College in Athletics Administration Magazine »

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    The new softball complex at Le Moyne College, which was completed by Appel Osborne last summer, has been featured in an edition of Athletics Administration magazine.  The new complex was one of twelve facilities that... Read more »

  • Challenger Field of Dreams Fly-through Online »

    Friday, February 01, 2013
    The animated fly-through of the anticipated new athletic facility in DeWitt, designed by Appel Osborne, has been posted on YouTube for viewing.  Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1YX8CWbKbw to view the video, narrated by Niko Tamurian , as it outlines... Read more »

  • Appel Osborne Receives ASLA Award »

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    Appel Osborne has been selected as the recipient of a Merit Award for the design of Rosamond Gifford Zoo’s Primate Park in Syracuse, NY, and will be recognized at the ASLA New York Upstate Annual... Read more »

  • Rainwater Harvesting Project Underway at Carrier Dome »

    Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    Last month Syracuse University received a $1.35 million state grant from the Environmental Facilities Corporation to install a system at the Carrier Dome designed to collect the rainwater that runs off the facility’s roof.  The... Read more »

  • Governor's Funding of CNY Projects »

    Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Central New York received another sizeable amount of funding for development projects in the region.  This is a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s program of allocating state economic aid to regions with the best growth... Read more »

  • VanKeuren Square Ground Breaking Ceremony »

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    A ground breaking ceremony was held last Thursday, November 8, to celebrate the development of VanKeuren Square, a new housing facility for Veterans.  When completed, the facility will provide permanent supportive housing for Veterans including... Read more »

  • Syracuse Challenger Event a Success »

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    The event hosted by the Syracuse Challenger Little League to inform the community about their goals for the new athletic complex at Carrier Park was a success.  More than one hundred attendees were presented with... Read more »

  • Town of DeWitt and Syracuse Challenger Baseball League Event »

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    The Town of DeWitt and the Syracuse Challenger Baseball League are hosting a dinner event in support of the Challenger Field of Dreams. AOLA Partner, Tim Bonaparte, will be speaking at the event to give... Read more »

  • East Woods Skate Plaza First Dedicated Skate Park in the City »

    Monday, October 08, 2012
    The East Woods Skate Plaza is the first effort to give skateboarders their own dedicated space in the City of Syracuse.  It is a project that has been envisioned since 2003 and has recently gotten... Read more »

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo Gets Makeover »

    Thursday, October 04, 2012
    Appel Osborne is proud to be part of the design team that will be incorporating major renovations at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in the upcoming year.  The design improvements will include new sustainable features and... Read more »

  • Challenger Field of Dreams in the Media »

    Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    The “Field of Dreams” at Carrier Park is a very important project to the Challenger Little League (a league primarily comprised of special needs kids).  The construction of an all-inclusive outdoor multi-sports and wellness complex... Read more »

  • Dundee CSD Holds Ribbon Cutting »

    Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    Dundee Central School District kicked off their homecoming weekend last Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony for their newly renovated Scotsmen Field, which was designed by Appel Osborne and construction was completed this summer.  In... Read more »

  • Le Moyne College Renames Turf Complex and Opens Softball Stadium »

    Monday, October 01, 2012
    Le Moyne College celebrated many exciting events this past weekend as part of their homecoming festivities. Two projects designed by Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture, their lacrosse/soccer synthetic turf field complex and new softball facility, were... Read more »

  • Westhill CSD Celebrates Completion of Phase Two of Capital Project »

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Congratulations to Cherry Road Elementary School at Westhill CSD!  The renovations and new building addition, which was the second phase of the District’s capital project, is complete with site improvements well underway.  An important part... Read more »

  • Willis Carrier Recreation Center and Challenger Field of Dreams Set Goals »

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture is so excited to be working with the Town of DeWitt on this project at Carrier Park.  When completed, the Willis Carrier Recreation Center will be the leading, all-inclusive outdoor multi-sports... Read more »

  • New Middletown Elementary School Nears Completion »

    Thursday, August 30, 2012
    The new elementary school at Middletown School District is nearing completion and is scheduled for occupancy in January 2013. It is expected that students attending the existing Chorley Elementary School will move to the new... Read more »

  • Progress at Seneca Falls CSD »

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    The Capital Project at Seneca Falls Central School District is underway and making progress.  This project involves site work at multiple properties including athletic facility improvements and circulation improvements.  A component of the projects is... Read more »

  • DeWitt Fields Athletic Complex »

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Congratulations to the Town of DeWitt!  The wheels are officially in motion as they pursue their goal of a new athletic complex.  Appel Osborne is thrilled to be teaming up with the Town to begin... Read more »

  • Lowville Academy and Central School in Architectural Showcase »

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Lowville Academy and Central School’s athletic complex, a project completed by Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture in 2010, can be found in Athletic Business Magazine’s 2012 Architectural Showcase.  Click here to view the project on page... Read more »

  • Middletown’s Faller Field Hosts NYS Championship Games »

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Congratulations to the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, who recently hosted the New York State boys’ lacrosse championships. Games were played at Faller Field, a project completed by Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture in 2009. ... Read more »

  • Cayuga Community College Official Athletic Project Announcement »

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Congratulations to Cayuga Community College! On June 11, 2012, they made the official announcement that they will be moving forward with plans to build a new athletic complex.  Thanks to a sizeable donation from Dr.... Read more »


    Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture has achieved Synthetic Turf Council Certification!  We are excited to be the only Landscape Architecture firm in New York State to receive their Certification as a Licensed Professional, a title held... Read more »

  • AOLA in Athletic Business Magazine »

    Monday, April 09, 2012
    Appel Osborne Landscape Architecture earned mention in the April 2012 issue of Athletic Business Magazine.  Our firm is noted in the “Forward Progress” department for our role as lead architect on the Le Moyne College... Read more »

  • Fulton Medical Center Opens »

    Monday, February 27, 2012
    Congratulations to Fulton Medical Center!  Their new facility opens today, February 27.  This addition and renovation project was centered around the conversion of a former hospital building into an outpatient medical office building and urgent... Read more »

  • Le Moyne College Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facility »

    Monday, January 09, 2012
    Congratulations to Le Moyne College!  Construction of their new softball facility begins today, January 9.  Appel Osborne is thrilled to have a continued relationship with the College and to be a part of another exciting... Read more »

  • East Syracuse-Minoa Hosts Football Semi-Finals »

    Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    Congratulations to the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District on being chosen to host the 2011 Western State Football Semi-finals at their new “Spartan Stadium”.  This occasion will give ESM the opportunity to showcase their new... Read more »

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo Opens New Asian Elephant Preserve! »

    Thursday, July 14, 2011
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 Appel Osborne’s (AOLA) design team (Peter S. Osborne, Partner and Peter V. Auyer, Project Manager) attended the Grand Opening of the new Asian Elephant Preserve on June 30, 2011.  We were proud... Read more »

  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo Gets A Green Roof! »

    Wednesday, June 08, 2011
    Rosamond Gifford Zoo goes green! AOLA has been involved in several projects at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo. The most recent project, a new elephant exhibit, will officially open later this month.  Included in the design is a... Read more »

  • AOLA Volunteers at Partners For Education & Business Career Day »

    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Partners For Education & Business Career Day Thank you to AOLA Project Manager, Pete Auyer, for volunteering his time earlier this week at Career Day, an annual event organized by Partners For Education & Business held... Read more »

  • What Is A Landscape Architect? »

    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Thank you for visiting our newly redesigned website. We hope that you will find it useful and informative. We have a new area with links that we have found very useful. They include sports field... Read more »

  • AOLA Partner Joins the Executive Board Of The New York Upstate Chapter of ASLA »

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Vince Pietrzak Congratulations to AOLA Partner, Vince Pietrzak, RLA, ASLA has been appointed to serve on the Executive Board of the New York Upstate Chapter of ASLA. The American Society of Landscape Architects mission is to lead,... Read more »

  • Elmcrest Children's Center Nominated For A Time To Build Award »

    Wednesday, May 04, 2011
    Congratulations to everyone on their CNY Business Journal nomination for A Time To Build Award! Elmcrest Children's Center It was a pleasure working with The Crissey Architectural Group, who were nominated for the Elmcrest Family Support... Read more »