Project Name: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Design

Summary: Hydrologic analysis and design reduce stormwater charges

Client: Woodmere Art Museum

Project Location: Philadelphia, PA

Services Provided:

  • Hydrologic Analysis
  • Flood Analysis
  • Storm Drain Design
  • Agency Consultation

Project Timeframe: 2010 - 2012

Relationship with Client: Since 2010

Client Needs:
Woodmere Art Museum of Philadelphia required development of engineering measures to address stormwater issues including services fees, downstream flooding, and water quality impacts.


Kleinschmidt Solution:
Kleinschmidt designed urban green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) for the site that combines source control measures such as capture and reuse of roof runoff with bioretention and infiltration practices to alleviate downstream flooding and channel erosion while promoting water quality processes. The design process included a hydrologic analysis of an urban environment, a downstream flood analysis, off-site storm drain design for flood handling, and the design of non-structural and structural best management practices.


Client Benefits:
Kleinschmidt worked with the museum to achieve credits toward the stormwater management service charge. A preliminary hydrologic analysis was performed to show that the site would qualify for a complete reduction in the gross area stormwater fee. When implemented, the GSI design will also qualify the museum for an impervious area credit.