Frederick Law Olmsted

Fredrick Law Olmsted

Fredrick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is recognized as the founder of American landscape architecture and the nation’s foremost park maker.  Olmsted moved his home to suburban Boston in 1883 and established the world’s first full-scale professional office for the practice of landscape design.  During the next Century, his and successors perpetuated Olmsted’s design ideals, philosophy and influence.

Shaper of the American Landscape

Perhaps more than any other person, Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) affected the way America looks.  He is best known as the creator of major urban parks, but across the nation, from the green spaces that help define our towns and cities, to suburban life, to protected wilderness areas, he left the imprint of his fertile mind and boundless energy.  Out of his deep love for the land and his social commitment, he fathered the profession of landscape architecture in America.

Rygan was selected by the National Park Service and Department of Interior as the ground heat exchange system of choice for the Olmstead national historic site.  The Park Service required a proven closed loop system that could deliver the required thermal performance but with minimal surface area distruption to the property. 

Footprint restrictions and buried utilities presented unique challenges on the site dedicated to America’s original “Green Architect.” 

Installers assembel and lower the composite Rygan heat exchanger into a bore.  3 Rygan columns of 500ft. (152M) service the 18-ton (65Kw) load.

A coaxial fusion head sits atop the sealed composite pipe column which allows the transition from fiberglass pipe to HDPE lateral lines.

All drilling, Rygan assembly and lateral work required 13 working days.  The site was left in its original condition with no disruption to park services.

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