In association with University of Arkansas Department of Ecological Engineering
and Morrison Shipley Engineers

Habitat Trails is a green affordable neighborhood development consisting of 17 Habitat for Humanity homes. The site is designed as a sponge to work in accord with existing hydrological drainage, catchment, and recharge patterns. Stormwater runoff is retained and treated through a contiguous network of bioswales, infiltration trenches, stormwater gardens, sediment filter strips, and a constructed wet meadow. The integration of a treatment landscape with open space substitutes an ecologically-based stormwater management system for the expensive curb-gutter-pipe solution in civil infrastructure.


2008 IRWP Golden Paddle
2008 AIA Honor Award
2007 CNU Charter Award
2007 NCARB Prize
2007 ACSA/AIA Award
2006 AR AIA Award
2006 NSF Finalist
2006 ASLA Honor Award
2006 AIA Education Honor Award
2006 EDRA/Places Award


Habitat for Humanity of Benton County

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AuthorMatthew Petty