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given over to aging transportation infrastructure, including Cal Trans and the yards for the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads. When the 1980’s earthquake destroyed the freeway, access to the waterfront opened up, creating a large development site. Although numerous plans had been prepared in the previous 30 years, the ready availability of development funds, the recent construction of the new Giants Stadium, UCSF’s decision to locate its new campus for medical research in Mission Bay, and a clear understanding of San Francisco’s development needs led to this final and successful plan for Mission Bay. The aim of the master plan was to connect Mission Bay into the surrounding urban fabric and the larger open-space network of San Francisco. Working with Catellus Development, the real estate arm of the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific Railroads, and community and local interest groups, the design team met specific goals of stakeholders within a plan that addresses roadway and transit systems (bus and light rail), open-space planning and land use. Olin Partnership also developed a master plan for the UCSF campus as a separate project.

Yale University Campus Framework Plan, New Haven, CT Associate-in-Charge and Landscape Architect working as part of a team assembled by a well-known architectural firm, Olin Partnership authored the landscape portion of the Yale Framework for Campus Planning. This was an ambitious comprehensive study that addressed not only the history of the buildings, streets and open spaces of Yale, but also their integral relationship with the development and history of the City of New Haven. Olin Partnership’s goal was to analyze, document and explain both the history and future of the Yale landscape. Olin Partnership established two working concepts for the Yale campus. One is that while there are many buildings, there is only one landscape at Yale. The other is that landscapes are not natural in as much as they are always the result of will and effort. These concepts define the landscape at Yale as a framework connecting the individual pieces and historic fragments of the campus and city. During the course of the Framework for Campus Planning study, Olin Partnership was engaged by Yale to put some of their observations into practice. For the renovation of Yale’s historic Old Campus, Olin Partnership, in collaboration with Kenneth Boroson Architects, coordinated to preserve existing trees. The pedestrian path layout was redesigned to incorporate new and existing circulation patterns. To maintain the historic integrity of the Old Campus, Olin Partnership argued persuasively to reuse the existing bluestone in conjunction with new bluestone by specifying an improved setting method and thickness. The plant beds were redesigned to utilize a wider yearlong variety of textures, blooming times and colors while utilizing largely native plantings.

AWARDS AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design, Mission Bay Redevelopment, San Francisco, CA ASLA Analysis and Planning Award, University of Virginia Carr’s Hill Master Plan for Arts Precinct ASLA PA/DE Design Honor Award, MIT Ray & Maria Stata Center, Cambridge, MA


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