This February, the James Rose Center received a Honor Award, in the category of Historic Preservation, from the New Jersey chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for their project, Rehabilitation of Texwipe/EarthCam. A late and rare James Rose-designed corporate campus (1985), Texwipe’s original owners enjoyed Rose’s design for two decades before the business was sold leaving the site unoccupied for nearly as long. In 2014, while searching for a new location for his company’s headquarters, CEO Brian Cury visited the site on a whim and was immediately drawn to its distinctive form, materials, and features. For the past several years, several members of EarthCam’s team have worked to sensibly rehabilitate both the office and garden, and contacted the Center to assist with these efforts by specifically guiding the repair and reuse of many original site features. For more information on the project, read director Dean Cardasis’s 2018 article for The Cultural Landscape Foundation.
The Center would like to thank EarthCam for being an enthusiastic and dedicated client/collaborator, and would also like to thank the NJASLA for this recognition.