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Saving Places: Fisher Hill Reservoir Park

Check out the recent National Trust for Historic Preservation article on Saving Places featuring Fisher Hill Reservoir Park. The article describes the work by Touloukian Touloukian that went into preserving the historic gatehouse from studying existing buildings built by the architect of the gatehouse, Arthur Vinal, to the details of matching paint colors and the spacing of muntins. Read the full article here

 

Central Square Park East Boston Opens

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The newly redesigned Central Square Park in East Boston is now open to the public. Mayor Marty Walsh was in attendance for the ribbon cutting officially marking the opening of this historic square. Working with Howard Stein Hudson, the City and community of East Boston the design highlights this historic Olmsted Brother's landscape while addressing the needs of the East Boston community today.

Learn more about the project here

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Detroit Announces GAPGAP Design Teams

We are excited to be one of five teams selected to participate in Detroit’s Give a Park, Get a Park design competition. Part of the Knight Foundation Cities Challenge; Give a Park, Get a Park is an open competition that connects community with designers to refine ideas for a new Morningside community park. 

We will be heading to Detroit to partake in a Design Charrette with the Community on Saturday, August 26.

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You can find more information about the competition here.

Inman Square Redesign updates

The redesign of Inman Square is moving! During the most recent community meeting the discussion focused on re-shaping and re-imagining Vellucci Plaza and how to create a revived sense of place for the heart of Inman Square while creating a safer space for cyclists and pedestrians

See the latest news post here

Ground Breaking at The Carle Museum

Kaki recently attended the ground breaking of Bobbie’s Meadow, a new outdoor space at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA. Bobbie’s Meadow is dedicated to the memory of The Carle Museum’s co-founder Barbara Carle. We are excited to be working on this project with Meyer + Silberberg that reflects Bobbie’s generous spirit and her commitment to art, children and the environment. The site is scheduled to open June 23, 2018.

From left, Christopher B. Milne Eric Carle Museum Board Chair, author and illustrator Eric Carle and Ramsey Silberberg of Meyer + Silberberg. Photo Credit: Jim Gipe

From left, Christopher B. Milne Eric Carle Museum Board Chair, author and illustrator Eric Carle and Ramsey Silberberg of Meyer + Silberberg. Photo Credit: Jim Gipe

Central Square Construction Updates

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. 

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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Hoyt-Sullivan Playground

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.

Kennedy Plaza Wins BSLA Design Award

We are excited to announce that our work with the city of Providence and Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) for Kennedy Plaza received a Merit Award for Design by the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. 

Kennedy Plaza is once again a space for pedestrians. By removing the interior bus lanes and pushing the bus berths to the periphery the pedestrian space was doubled making it a true “plaza” in scale and character. The design deploys long groves of trees and a contemporary paving palette to reinforce the Plaza as a place of prominent scale functioning as a venue for events and festivals during non-peak ridership and comfortably for individuals catching the bus.

Thank you to the BSLA for recognizing the quality design solutions that can be executed with a limited budget and all who made this project possible.