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surrounding neighborhoods, reconnecting them across the gap left by the existing rail yard. The newly designed open space will contain elements such as lawns, gardens, recreational courts, playgrounds, cafés, and a green roof for the basketball arena.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ray & Maria Stata Center, Cambridge, MA Associate-in-Charge and Landscape Architect for the Ray and Maria Stata Center, a new 430,000 S.F. facility for the teaching and research communities at MIT. The Stata Center consists of a two-story central base supporting a large exterior raised garden between two six- story towers. As the first project initiated under the new MIT Campus Plan by Olin Partnership, the Stata Center site, located at an underdeveloped edge of the campus, is an important new gateway to the MIT campus from the surrounding city of Cambridge. The design concept and planting strategy for the 194,270 S.F. site is abstracted from the history and processes of the New England glaciated landscape. Working with a well-known architect, Olin Partnership developed the raised garden, amphitheater and upper terraces on the building in addition to the surrounding landscape at grade. An innovative on-site storm water management system was also created to address new, stricter city guidelines.
University of Virginia Carr’s Hill Master Plan for New Arts Precinct, Charlottesville, VA Associate-in-Charge and Landscape Architect for the architectural studies for the University’s new arts precinct, which involved preparing a Landscape Master Plan for the site. This plan evaluated and described the existing topographic and architectural conditions. By establishing and proposing common finished floor elevations, a vertical as well as a horizontal framework for the hilly site was developed that incorporated the existing topography and structures while at the same time making the site handicapped accessible. The existing wooded slopes were terraced out onto an arts amphitheater, with places for individuals to not only view performances but, with the wider terraces, hold small classes, set up easels, or practice a musical instrument. The architects were then not only able to shape the new buildings to frame the new quadrangle but also to align the heights, entrance elevations and connections for new buildings to fit the slopes. The creation of the new central quadrangle – the Arts Commons – a pre-existing temporary parking lot and site entrance, resulted in a large green open space on two levels, taking advantage of the 30-foot change in topography that occurs within the site. This landscape space also served as the key element in the proposed innovative storm water management system. By increasing the area of permeable surfaces and proposing on-site detention structures underneath the Arts Commons, the Landscape Master Plan decreases the amount of storm water runoff while still allowing for the new building construction.
Mission Bay Redevelopment Plan, San Francisco, CA Associate-in-Charge and Landscape Architect for Olin’s Mission Bay Redevelopment Plan. Since 1996, Olin Partnership has been an integral part of a multi-disciplinary planning and design team for Mission Bay, a 250-acre mixed-use urban land project. The Mission Bay site, located at the outfall of the historic Mission Creek (now the China Basin Channel), was
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