Good Stuff

SOLAR Eclipse VIEWING

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. 

NEW + OLD IN NYC

A few images from Danny's recent summer weekend in NYC. 

Team outing

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.  

impressions from the middle east

On a recent trip to Jordan and the UAE Kaki shared some landscape and construction observations from across the region. 

Landscape Lectures at The Gardner

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.

Lisbon + Porto

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.

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden was closed for renovation. SAD!

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!

WESTERN ROAD TRIP

Photos from Michael's recent trip out West. 

Scandinavia

Snøhetta’s Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo

Snøhetta’s Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo

Carson just returned from a 2 week summer excursion across Scandinavia full of trains, strawberries, and fikabröd. Click through images below.

London

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.

William Kentridge Resistance Day on the Tiber River Exhibition

Part Two of Mark's sabbatical travel. 

William Kentridge’s ‘Triumphs and Laments’ Installation and Performance on Rome’s Tiber River, April 2016. Click to enlarge photos below.

Hamburg Resiliency

Part One of Mark’s sabbatical travel to investigate recent flood resiliency construction in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt and Hafencity.

ARCHITECTURE IN CHICAGO

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. 

THE SUNSET CHRONICLES - SUNSET SNOWSTORM

A recent snowstorm turned into an incredible sunset. Click to see expanded views.

See more of our spectacular sunset photos taken from the office roof from 2015 and 2014.

MALAYSIA

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. 

Bernini

Bernini was clearly not concerned that his steps sloped (left to right) at the entrance of the world's most famous basilica.

Mark's observation from a recent trip to Rome with his students.

Marbling

On a recent trip up Dorset, Vermont, Kaki noticed that the sidewalks are paved with Vermont white marble.

Old Man Winter

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).

Spring Chickens

It’s spring and Mary’s chickens are in heavy production! Today was the first distribution day at KMDG.