Boston Nature Center

Master Plan + Design | Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Nature Center is an extraordinary urban wildlife sanctuary located on a 66-acre portion of the long abandoned Boston State Hospital grounds.

Halvorson Design prepared an award-winning master plan to guide Massachusetts Audubon Society's development and stewardship. Several designs conforming to the sustainable principles of the master plan followed. These include a fully accessible trail system and the grounds of the George White Environmental Center, a joint Audubon and City of Boston project that was Boston's first municipal green building.


2008 Sustainable Design Award,
American Institute of Architects

2000 Honor Award,
Boston Society of Landscape Architects



34 acres



Craig Halvorson FASLA



Massachusetts Audubon Society

Icon Architecture (Environmental Center)


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