LUCINDA SANDERS, ASLA RESUME Continued
to gather, interact and enjoy. An essential improvement will be the movement of the fountain. In its current location, the fountain is cast in shadow half the year, and limits the potential occupancy and sight lines. In its new, sunny locale it will remain the centerpiece yet make the Square more inviting by opening up the space for events and seating. The addition of park-like planting will honor the Square as a traditional meeting place by making it more alluring and hospitable to the public. Additional trees along the street will act as a barrier, replacing the existing imposing concrete. These impending improvements are attracting new retail and dining establishments that will, in turn, increase participation and attendance and create a more recreational and interactive experience. The completion of this design will provide new opportunities for meeting, dining, and entertainment while restoring the Square to its rightful place in Cincinnati civic life.
Hudson Yards, New York, NY Principal-in-Charge and Lead Landscape Designer for the Hudson Yards Redevelopment encompassing a 60-block area of Midtown West in Manhattan. Lack of pedestrian thoroughfares and available public transportation, heavy traffic, on-street bus parking, and pollution are some of the challenges the design team faced. Olin Partnership participated in developing a master plan for the area, beginning with a thorough site analysis of the history and existing features. This culminated in the design of a network of parks and open spaces of varying scales throughout the site. The proposed design retains the special character of the site’s significant infrastructure and integrates it with the social, ecological, historic, and economic elements. These open spaces and parks utilized vacant and underdeveloped land and linked it to new commercial and residential development. New pedestrian corridors, public spaces, and connections extend from Hudson River Park to Midtown. Pedestrian bridges and parks over cuts and tunnel access areas are proposed to link the site with expanded sidewalks and streetscapes on 34th and 42nd Streets. Working with environmental sustainability principles, Olin Partnership’s open space guidelines also incorporated plans for water re-use, cooling and warming microclimates, pollution reduction, ecological corridors, and re-vegetation of the site.
Mill River Park, Stamford, CT Principal-in-Charge and Lead Landscape Architect leading a team to master plan and design a new 14-acre public space located on the east and west sides of the Rippowam River. In conjunction with the creation of the Park, the United State Army Corps of Engineers is conducting the Mill River Habitat Restoration Project to remove the existing Mill Dam and improve environmental conditions for fish and wildlife. This simultaneous effort will help restore the fragile river ecosystem while fostering a new riverfront experience for park visitors and the City of Stamford.
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY