MIT’s Bexley Hall, a brick five-story dormitory constructed circa 1900, housed a vibrant community of students and artists for decades prior to being slated for demolition due to structural issues. Studio 2112 was commissioned to design an interim landscape for the site in the heart of campus and which can also serve as a backdrop for student installations.
The concept for the Bexley site is to provide a flexible and interactive landscape, inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity embodied by MIT. While keeping within the building foundation the design incorporates universal access to a central plaza, flexible spaces for display of student works and areas for programmed events. Contemporary and repurposed site furniture provide spaces for gathering and promote an interactive experience. The sloped lawn plane creates space for passive recreation and informal groups. The site directs storm runoff toward integrated rain gardens which will manage stormwater on-site. The interim landscape was completed in fall 2015 and will remain in place for 3-5 years while the campus considers long-term plans for the site.
Interim Landscape in the heart of the MIT Campus
New Residence Hall, Merrill Place, at PSU, New Hampshire
9/11 Memorial Park in Southern Massachusetts
Transformation of a Vacant Lot in Beacon Hill
A dance rehearsal space and new theater for the students at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Project complete Summer 2016!
Beach House on the south shore of Massachusetts.
Ecological response to storm battered coastal cottage
Artists for Humanity (AFH) EpiCenter Expansion
with Behnisch Architekten
New Bedford School Visioning study for front entry improvements
Pedestrian courtyard over structure reinvents the office park.
Recently completed Summer 2015
Enhancing public identity through sculptural signage.
Lexington commemorates their Sister City with a French inspired park
A sensitive landscape restoration with ecological goals.
Urban renewal for Roxbury industrial site.
A feasibility study exploring re-integration of a defunct Chapel into daily campus life.
E+ Mission Hill Competition Finalist
Boardwalk + Wetland Restoration
Greening of an industrial setting.
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