On May 18 and 19, Bob Uhlig of Halvorson Design joins a team of experts for the East Boston Flood Prevention Design Workshop, sponsored by ULI Boston/New England and NOAH (Neighborhood of Affordable Housing). The goal of this event is to work with the community to create a shared and inclusive vision for protecting East Boston from sea level rise and coastal storm flooding.
Robert Barton of Greenovate recaps some of the feedback received at the second open house for Climate Ready South Boston, an extensive resilience study by Arcadis, Halvorson Design, the Woods Hole Group, and CivicMoxie for the City of Boston to develop strategies to prepare for the short and long-term impacts of climate change and stormwater surges.
Clippership Wharf, designed by The Architectural Team for Sydney-based developer LendLease, features a harbourside footpath, rocky beach and “living shoreline”.designed by Halvorson Design.
“The living shoreline is all about interaction,” explains Robert Adams, principal of landscape architecture firm Halvorson Design. “It offers a real opportunity for people living along the harbour to get right down to the water’s edge and experience the tidal fluctuations, native plants and marine life that inhabit this area.”
In a recent issue of ASLA's The Dirt, author Jared Green visited two projects in Boston that exemplify the valuable role nature plays in recovery: the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center and the Halvorson-designed Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden located on the 8th floor of Massachusetts General Hospital's Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care.
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.
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