LUCINDA SANDERS, ASLA RESUME Continued
Through the collaborative efforts of our landscape and urban designers, ecological consultants, lighting designers and engineering consultants, this design strives to orchestrate a balance between aesthetic excellence and functional environmental sustainability. The Mill River Park and Greenway will include active recreation areas, playground space, walking/biking trails, a fountain/ice rink, sculpture gardens, overlook structures, event spaces, a new bridge and a rehabilitated river edge. All of these elements will bring about a vast public space for play and relaxation that establishes and engenders a sense of civic identity and community.
National Palace Museum, South Branch, Chia-yi, Taiwan Principal-in-Charge and Lead Landscape Architect for The National Palace Museum in Taipei. The Museum houses and presents the national collections of Taiwan. The Museum now wishes to enhance its ability to serve the interests of its public supporters by establishing a new branch in the southern part of Taiwan. This project and its landscape are scheduled to open to the public in 2008. The total area devoted to the Museum is 175 acres. The design theme of the landscape is ‘Trade’. It will reflect the four hundred years of the trade history of Asia and Taiwan. A series of gardens based upon the landscapes and cultures along the trade routes through Pan-Asia will compliment the future collections and exhibitions of the new Museum. These gardens are embedded in the bigger landscape of the whole campus and the theme of each garden should be bound to the theme of the bigger landscape. Native plants and imported plants that are traded to and from Taiwan will also play important roles in the landscape.
Rincon Park, San Francisco, CA Principal-in-Charge and Lead Landscape Architect for Rincon Park, which is adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, and lies between the realigned Embarcadero Roadway and the Herb Caen Promenade. It has views to Yerba Buena Island and the Berkeley and Oakland skylines. The overall site is approximately 2.4 acres with 900 feet of shoreline. Originally a part of the San Francisco Bay, this reclaimed tract of land was the site of freight railways, dirt pathways and warehouses. The site has been redesigned as a public park with easy access to the waterfront. Generous expanses of lawn are tilted and oriented to allow views to the San Francisco Bay. The lawns are edged with a series of low seat walls reminiscent of lapping waves on shore. Tucked into and between the seat walls are shrub and perennial plantings native to California and coastal areas. The waterside edge ebbs and flows into the promenade.
AWARDS Winslow Award, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York, NY ASLA Landmark Award, Battery Park City Master Plan & Esplanade, New York, NY Brick Industry Association Paving Design Award, Queensway Bay, Long Beach, CA ASLA Design Merit Award, Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, New York, NY
MICHAEL GRAVES & ASSOCIATES with DUANY PLATER-ZYBERK AND COMPANY