The landscape for the residence was sculpted into a series of terraces which allowed for integration of program elements into the steep topography. The site overlooks the bay with fieldstone retaining walls and bluestone terraces establishing a hierarchy and sequencing of space. Synthesis between architecture and landscape is achieved through careful grading and masses of native plantings creating spatial definition and connection to the surrounding landscape. The landscape is further activated by magnificent views to the bay, which were considered in the siting and orientation of the house, pool and spa.
Work completed while with Stephen Stimson Associates
Photography by Charles Mayer
Location: Coastal Massachusetts
Architect: Dewing & Schmid Architects
Role: James Royce, Project Construction Manager
Completed in 2001
Awards: BSLA Merit Award 2001
New Long-Term Care facility at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home
New Field House for Soccer and Lacrosse at Yale
New Elementary School in Shrewsbury
Interim Landscape in the heart of the MIT Campus
New Residence Hall, Merrill Place, at PSU, New Hampshire
Artists for Humanity (AFH) EpiCenter Expansion
with Behnisch Architekten
Transformation of a Vacant Lot in Beacon Hill
Beach House on the south shore of Massachusetts.
New Bedford School Visioning study for front entry improvements
Ecological response to storm battered coastal cottage
Pedestrian courtyard over structure reinvents the office park.
Recently completed Summer 2015
A dance rehearsal space and new theater for the students at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Project complete Summer 2016!
9/11 Memorial Park in Southern Massachusetts
Enhancing public identity through sculptural signage.
A sensitive landscape restoration with ecological goals.
A feasibility study exploring re-integration of a defunct Chapel into daily campus life.
E+ Mission Hill Competition Finalist
Urban renewal for Roxbury industrial site.
Lexington commemorates their Sister City with a French inspired park
Boardwalk + Wetland Restoration
Brandeis University Usdan Student Center
Revitilization of residential campus core, UMass Amherst
Exterior design for the University of Baltimore Angelos Law Center
Reinventing the landscape of the Harvard Divinity School.
Sculpting coastal topography