Planting is wrapping up in Kendall Square at the Longfellow Gateway project and the striking mixture of Carex pensylvanica, Carex glauca 'Blue Zinger', Carex muskingumensis and Leymus arenarius 'Blue Dune' create a strong visual experience for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles moving in and out of Cambridge on the newly restored Longfellow Bridge.
We are counting down the days until the newly designed Hoyt-Sullivan playground opens in Somerville. The site is composed of three main play areas for different age groups. A path connecting the areas weaves visitors under the established tree canopy of beech, linden, maple and oak. We are excited to see the design ideas come to fruition and we can’t wait for the neighborhood children - who have been enthusiastically waiting - to make it their own!
As the school year approaches we are nearing completion of Phase 1 work at Boston Prep.
As construction continues at the site, final color decisions are being made for the myriad of materials being used at Hoyt Sullivan Playground in Somerville.
After an engaging and dynamic design and public process, Central Square in East Boston is nearing completion. The ribbon cutting for the new square is currently scheduled for mid-September.
Read more about the project here.
Paving is down and trees are in as construction is moving along at Central Square in East Boston. An original Olmsted landscape, we are excited to see our design that celebrates the original plan, but updates its relationship to the current surrounding infrastructure come to life after years of planning and community involvement. The site is scheduled to open later this summer.
We are gearing up for construction as the plans to transform Hoyt-Sullivan Playground in Somerville get finalized. In a recent article our enthusiasm for the park is shared by the City of Somerville. We are hoping the park to be completed by late fall and the Director of Parks and Open Space for Somerville, Arn Franzen believes it's "shaping up to be the best in the city."
We'll be sharing updates as Hoyt-Sullivan playground takes shape later this summer.
Read the rest of the Hoyt-Sullivan article here.
Construction on Bertulli Park in Central Square, East Boston is underway! With the foundation poured and the formwork for the backup wall going up, the form of the elliptical granite wall has begun to emerge. Click to enlarge photos below.
More information and design drawings about Central Square can be found HERE.
Spring planting is happening at Fisher Hill Reservoir Park in Brookline! Plugs of a wide mix of perennial grasses and flowering plants are being planted in the wet meadow and the bioswale which edges the parking lot. And, we’re seeing the results of fall planting : a walk around the woodland path reveals early blooming Amelanchier (shad bush) drifting along the back side of the embankment. Furnishings are also being installed on the Promenade.
More information about the project can be found HERE.
Fisher Hill Reservoir Park is really starting to take shape. Below are a series of photos from construction over the past month while the foliage was really popping.
For more information on the Fisher Hill, see our project page.
There has been a lot of progress at Fisher Hill this summer. Planting is in full force, and the site work including grading and concrete is coming along nicely.
At Roemer Plaza, planting has been completed, concrete work is nearing completion and paving is well under-way.
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Tree flagging tape was flying at Fisher Hill on Marathon Monday. The nearly 1500 trees to be planted in the park have started to roll in by the truckload. Kaki got this shot of the on-site staging area that’s been set up as we work with the Town and contractor to lay out the plants across the 10 acre site.
It's hard to imagine a world without a few feet of snow right now, but here are a few photos before we were completely covered, and one after showing the viewing platform under construction.
Photos by Jay Hersey