Open Hearth Park at the Former Sydney Tar Ponds

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For nearly a century, the shores along Sydney Harbor bordered one of North America’s largest steel mills and coke ovens, making the steel industry an integral part of the region’s economy and culture. But when the plants closed in 2001, they left tons of industrial waste behind, creating a deep wound that divided three neighborhoods from their waterfront and from each other for nearly 13 years. With the community’s strong economic and emotional ties to the site, the landscape architects led a design effort that closed the divide, healed the environmental scar and boosted the community’s reputation and pride.

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A small urban garden for a Buena Vista town home

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The landscape architecture of the Buena Vista project incorporates style and usability for a modern town home in the urban environment. This small 300 square foot urban garden terrace creates a seamless connection from the indoors to the outdoors.
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Imperial Lofts | Montreal, Canada | Group IBI-CHBA (now Lemay)

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The transformation of the former Imperial Tobacco Factory site into a progressive urban residential complex is innovative on several fronts: it combines affordability with sustainable practices and the preservation of industrial heritage fabric; building reuse with a unique approach to shared space; and the regeneration of hardscape environments into sustainable ecosystems that incorporate public and private residential spaces.

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The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Vail Garden | Cleveland, OH | NBBJ

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NBBJ’s landscape architects were involved from the project’s inception addressing site planning, landscape design and integration with architecture and interior design. In the midst of the design process, Tom and Iris Vail, life-long residents of Cleveland and long-standing friends of the Clinic expressed interest in providing funding for the development of a very special garden at the Cleveland Clinic’s new Heart Center. The Vails are recognized leaders in Cleveland’s civic affairs and share a keen interest in architecture and garden design and have been instrumental in the development of other landmark garden spaces on the Clinic’s campus over the last 25 years.
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Hapa Collaborative revitalizes the heart of the City of Langley

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Hapa Collaborative worked with the City of Langley to revitalize McBurney Lane in the heart of the town’s historic downtown. Guided by the City’s downtown improvement plan, McBurney Lane was chosen as the initial project to invigorate a tired and underutilized space, to strengthen pedestrian connections between Fraser Highway – Langley’s main street – and Douglas Park, its largest public green space, and provide programmable spaces for events and activities in the Lane.

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Arcadia House | Phoenix, Arizona | Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture

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Arcadia, at the foot of Camelback Mountain, has long been a desirable neighborhood for its views, its central location, and the pastoral quality of its large green lots interspersed with citrus groves. The neighborhood has undergone many negative changes in the last decade due to the loss of historic homes and green spaces; hence, its community character has suffered. This one-acre site features a home and landscape renovation that ventured to honor the historic essence of Arcadia that has made the neighborhood so unique and livable for several decades. The landscape architect, in collaboration with the client, developed the project’s concept, design and details for both the hardscape and landscape.

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2016 City of Dreams Pavilion Competition winner announced

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WINNER | Hanger Barn by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur)

The jury has selected the winning design in the sixth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Competition: Hanger Barn by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur). Pending approvals and fundraising, this temporary art structure will be assembled on Governors Island and open to the public for the summer 2016 season.

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