University Park @ MIT

Campus Open Space | Cambridge, Massachusetts

University Park is an award-winning urban redevelopment area in the historic heart of industrial Cambridgeport, adjacent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Halvorson Design was retained by Forest City Development to design a comprehensive treatment for open spaces, streets, pedestrian areas and building entrances throughout the new development.

Defined by colorful planting, shade trees, benches and open lawn areas, the design of the landscape includes places of gathering and quiet solitude for the benefit of the community.

RECOGNITION

National Award For Excellence, 2004
Urban Land Institute

Honor Award, 2006 (Loft 23 Residences)
Boston Society of Architects

Honorable Mention, 2003
Rudy Bruner Award for National Urban Excellence

Honor Award, 2000 (University Park Common)
Boston Society of Landscape Architects

 

size

50,000 sqft of park, 20,000 sqft roadways/sidewalks

 

principal-in-charge

Robert Uhlig ASLA LEED BD+C