PRESS: Nashua Asks Residents to Help Create Vision for Riverfront

PRESS: Nashua Asks Residents to Help Create Vision for Riverfront

NASHUA — City officials are kicking off a master planning project this week that will develop a new vision for the downtown waterfront area. 

“I think Nashua’s riverfront is an amazing amenity that we haven’t had the ability to capitalize on yet, even though there are some really great ideas,” said Sarah Marchant, community development director. 
 

PRESS: Parking Garages Becoming Newest City Parks

PRESS: Parking Garages Becoming Newest City Parks

Boston has almost 7.5 million square feet of designated, off-street parking space. Wide swaths of concrete, asphalt and steel, often spattered with oil from vehicles and salt from roadways.

The parking facilities in the city — and across the country — have long been land hogs. But that is changing, reports the U.S. Green Building Council.

Vote Halvorson Design for Greenovate Boston Award!

Halvorson Design has been nominated for the Mayor's Greenovate Boston Awards and we would appreciate YOUR vote to become a finalist! Go to the Greenovate Boston page (http://www.greenovateboston.org/greenovate_awards), sign up to complete the survey and vote for Halvorson Design in the "Trees, Open Space and Landscape" category. 

We appreciate your support as we continue to make sustainable, positive changes in the City of Boston at the new City Hall Plaza, Atlantic Wharf, Clippership Wharf and the Boston Architectural College's Green Alley.

WPI Hosts the SCUP Regional Conference

Halvorson Design is especially pleased to be attending the Society for College & University Planning's Northeast Regional Conference this year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

Since 2012, our designers have been working with WPI to create dynamic landscapes that reinforce the university's identity, enliven the academic community and enhance campus connectivity in the Worcester hills. 

Learn more about our work at Worcester Polytech here, and look for us at the SCUP Conference, March 5 - 7th!

BSA Placemaking Network with Bob Uhlig

Join Bob Uhlig at the BSA's Placemaking Network event on January 23 for a discussion of the Wharf District Public Realm Vision. Bob will be joined by Marc Margulies (Wharf District Council President, Margulies Perruzzi Architects) and Jill Valdes Harwood (Boston Harbor Now) for this panel discussion. 

Sign up to attend: https://www.architects.org/programs-and-events/placemaking-network-41

Join Us at ABX!

Making Urban Spaces

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Fall Events with Halvorson Design

The Halvorson Design team is participating in some of the great industry conferences coming this fall. If you are attending the ASLA Annual Meeting in New Orleans or if you're sticking closer to home for ABX 2016, be sure to find our leaders sharing their expertise.

Complete & Green:
Successful Case Studies in Multi-Modal / Green Infrastructure

Monday, October 24 at 3:30pm
ASLA Annual Meeting - Morial Convention Center, New Orleans

Using recent case studies with the City of Cambridge, Halvorson Design principal, Cynthia Smith, will focus on innovative strategies for multi-modal green infrastructure for urban streets. By bringing together diverse perspectives including a landscape architect, engineer and city official, this panel will compare various built projects and share lessons learned.

To attend this event, visit the ASLA Annual Meeting website.

Making Urban Spaces

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 10AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Three experts in their field, including Halvorson Design president, Bob Uhlig, will present current trends in placemaking for urban public spaces. By engaging in lively discussion, the panel will answer questions such as how programming and design work together in an era of ever more crowded cities; how artwork can inform and influence park design; and how pop-up parks and temporary structures present opportunities and challenges to the landscape, to name a few. (This presentation is eligible for 1.5 LA CES credits through the BSLA.)

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.

Rising Sea Levels: Design Strategies for Waterfront Projects

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8AM
ABX 2016 - BOSTON CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTER

Join Halvorson Design's Rob Adams and colleagues from Fort Point Associates and The Architectural Team as they discuss new ways of thinking in resiliency and urban design for successful waterfront redevelopment projects through the case study of Clippership Wharf, a mixed use development pursuing an aggressive 100-year resiliency strategy. The panel will examine strategies such as living shorelines and elevated public use areas to safeguard projects, increase resiliency, provide an attractive appearance and allow pedestrian access to waterfront development.

For more on this event and how to attend, visit the ABX 2016 website.