News

56 Leonard Street Opens

Architectural Record featured an article on 56 Leonard Street, also known informally as the "Jenga Building". After years of delays due to the 2008 financial crisis the Herzog & de Meuron designed residential tower where KMDG provided landscape design for the exterior spaces has opened. See the full article here.  

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The DIRT on Kendall Square Main Street

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Check out the latest news on our Kendall Square Main Street project by ASLA's The Dirt. Here's
a brief excerpt on the article: 

As Kendall Square has experienced rapid growth over the past few decades, it also had to better “perform as an inter-modal transportation hub,” said Kaki Martin, ASLA, a principal with Klopfer Martin. The high-tech firms and university alike wanted easier inter-connections among the subway station and sidewalks, bike lanes and bikeshare system, and corporate shuttles and buses.

More information on Kendall Square Main Street

The Outdoor PLAYbook features Boston Schoolyard Initiative

Check out the press release for the Outdoor PLAYbook website launch, which features the Boston Schoolyard Initiative as an inspirational project! The website features inspirational projects and creates a guidebook for best practices for designing school grounds to encourage play areas and learning environments.The collaborative team of researchers and students came together with the following goal: 

To inspire the creation of dynamic outdoor public spaces that promote health and educational experiences, particularly for children and youth, and improve the social and ecological well being of communities
— The Outdoor PLAYbook team

The Boston Schoolyard Initiative project page exemplifies the "gray to green" category of transforming parking lots and underutilized open spaces into thriving and educational play areas.  More information about the Boston Schoolyard Initiative can be found HERE