We've been known to admire a sunset or two, so when we heard about a little solar eclipse happening the team took to the roof for some viewing.
A few images from Danny's recent summer weekend in NYC.
This summer we got out of the office to explore some of our completed and ongoing projects. We began the day at Brigham and Women's Hospital to review our master planning efforts of integrating landscape throughout the hospital campus. With many of the projects complete the team visited our landscapes at BWH's Building for Transformative Medicine, the reinvented BWH Garden Cafe, 45 and 75 Francis Street entrances, and some future projects.
After Brigham we picked up lunch at Cutty's and progressed to Fisher Hill Reservoir Park in Brookline. The day was hot, but it was great seeing our work at the park. The meadow really came to life this year and we are excited to see the transformation of the site as the landscape matures.
The team attended the Adriaan Geuze Landscape Lecture at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Afterwards a few of us made our way around the museum and its courtyard.
Mary recently returned from a trip to Portugal where she visited Porto and the Lisbon area. Here's a collection of photos she shared with us.
Unfortunately, Lisbon’s Botanical Garden was closed for renovation!
Moorish Castle wall, Sintra
Irrigation trenching in the Jardim Serralves, Porto
Jardim Das Oliveiras, Porto
Heather and Taxus at Jardim Serralves, Porto
A wildly popular grassy slope compacted and worn bare by overuse, but the crowds continue to congregate on the dusty slopes every evening to watch the sun go down. Needs some landscape love!
Photos from Michael's recent trip out West.
Mark and Michael stumbled upon this Cor-Ten folly in the Regents Canal while touring the urban redevelopment of King’s Cross Station. The Regents Canal is part of a larger urban design project by Grimshaw.
Part One of Mark’s sabbatical travel to investigate recent flood resiliency construction in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt and Hafencity.
Carson recently returned from a trip to Chicago with the Wentworth Architecture Club. He braved the Windy City's early March cold to take in all of the architectural delights. His favorite building, Marina City, was designed by Bertrand Goldberg, who also designed the tower at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Click to see enlargements of photos.
A nice little bosque of native hardwoods in the center of Kuala Lumpur. This photo was taken by Michael on his recent trip to Malaysia.
On a recent trip up Dorset, Vermont, Kaki noticed that the sidewalks are paved with Vermont white marble.
Mark visited the polder landscape of northwest Germany (Friesland) near the North Sea, which is very similar to the Dutch landscape of farm fields and windmills, all below sea level. On Easter-eve he joined family friends for their annual bonfire that burns away the winter cold and brush cleared from the fields, to usher in spring. This amazing German tradition is widely celebrated, and fires were visible in every direction from our spot on the Pfahldeich (pile-dike, built in the 1600s).
It’s spring and Mary’s chickens are in heavy production! Today was the first distribution day at KMDG.