STIMSON landscape designer, Mingjie Cai, wins First Prize for her submission in the International Bubble Design Competition!
This year’s theme asked designers to study ways to “Eliminate Loneliness Through Design,” in response to the notion of isolation in this modern world.
STIMSON’s Best Work Featured on Mooool!
Several STIMSON projects have been featured on Mooool, a design media platform with an emphasis on outstanding landscape architecture. STIMSON was recognized for “minimalist, land-conscious design,” guided by historical knowledge and ecological sensitivity.
Our Charbrook Nursery plants are available for purchase!
Spring growing season is around the corner! If you are looking to grow New England Native Plants for your garden, campus and/or park, please check out our current 2019 Charbrook Nursery Pricing catalogue!
Ferrous Foundry Park Winter Site Visit
We visited Ferrous Foundry Park after a snowfall. We love seeing the ionic mound covered in snow!
Experimentation Station at STIMSON
Jessica Alpert, our Landscape Designer, set up a wildflower and rare plants growing station in the office! We will be keeping an eye of these plants. More to come soon! Stay tuned.
STIMSON recently unveiled its Master Plan for Lincoln Park, a signature recreation and community park located in the South End of Albany, NY. Covering nearly 70 acres, Lincoln Park is a significant historic landscape, first master-planned by landscape architect Charles Downing Lay in 1914, and has served for a century as the primary outdoor recreation resource for the City.
STIMSON UMASS Projects in the news!
A short recap of our UMass Projects (Design Building, Old Chapel, Crotty Hall and Southwest Concourse) in the news!
The annual STIMSON holiday party at Charbrook Farm with farm to table food and the infamous Yankee Swap!
NEU Pedestrian Bridge Construction
The Northeastern University Pedestrian Crossing will stretch above five MBTA / Amtrak rail lines to connect the main campus with the expanding Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex to the south of the tracks. It is a much needed, safe and fully accessible route at a key juncture in Boston.
STIMSON is one of the 5 Finalists for MLK Design Competition in Boston!
STIMSON is excited to be on one of the five final teams selected for the new Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King Memorial on Boston Common. It has been a wonderful creative experience collaborating with internationally renowned sculptor Yinka Shonibare to develop the “Avenue of Peace”. The final design captures his unique vision and respects the rich historical context of the Common.
STIMSON Won an ASLA Award | Re-envisioning Pulaski Park
We are deeply honored to receive recognition for this Park that has been a work in progress since 2008. It involved a close collaboration between STIMSON, the DPW team, Jim Laurila, David Veleta, Diane Rossini, Mayor Narkewicz, the CPA, Massachusetts PARC Grant Program, and most of all, the community of Northampton who designed this Park with us.
A Unique Design Feature: Hackley School’s Stormwater System Activates the Landscape
ARC and STIMSON collaborated on the design for the Johnson Center for Health and Wellness at Hackley School with a shared goal of creating a large facility that blends into the surrounding landscape. The building site was previously home to a variety of woodland trails that students used to travel between the academic and athletic campuses. The new 115,000 SF building is segmented into separate but connected pieces that preserve many of these wooded paths while also creating new, exciting outdoor courtyards that celebrate the native forest landscape and provide views to the adjacent campus centers.
Summer Retreat at Charbrook Farm
and Four New STIMSON Associates!
Charbrook Farm hosted the summer retreat for STIMSON. As a design team, we spend a lot of time around tables drawing and charretting, but we also spend a lot of time around tables eating! The summer retreat is a chance for us to bring our families and loved ones together and enjoy an afternoon of on-the-farm food.
Principal Edward Marshall Recognized as a
Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects
We are thrilled to announce that Principal Edward Marshall has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects this year. Election to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors the ASLA bestows on members. Eddie received his recognition based on ‘works’ which span over three decades.
Spring Planting at Charbrook Nursery
In the early weeks of May, STIMSON designers took to the fields of Charbrook Nursery for the annual spring planting. Over 500 bare root trees and shrubs were installed throughout several acres of nursery fields. Cultivars and straight species of Betula, Fagus, Tupelo, Sassafras, Ilex and Carpinus and many others were installed over a period of three weeks.
Spring Dig at Charbrook Nursery
A group of designers from our studio were out in the field this week at Charbrook Nursery to help dig the first round of Amelanchier x grandiflora ‘Princess Diana’, some of the first native shrubs to bud out and flower. The nursery gives us the opportunity to teach our team about digging trees, tying rootballs, maintaining health once material is dug, and pruning for health rather than simply for form.
Weston Garden in New England Home Magazine!
Our Weston Garden project is featured in the March-April 2018 issue of New England Home Magazine! STIMSON Principal Glen Valentine describes the landscape composition as a natural extension of the architecture, designed by Stern McCafferty.
Snow Day at MIT Killian Court
Killian Court is a popular landscape on the MIT campus for students, residents, and tourists alike, thanks in part to its close proximity to the Charles River. During the fall, students are usually rushing through on their way to classes. This time of year, it’s a great place to make snowballs!
Winter is a great time to experience the structural beauty of trees and shrubs through light and shadow. Ngoc recently took a trip to the Radcliffe Sunken Garden and got some great photos of the plants under a fresh blanket of snow. The wide branching structures of the garden’s witch hazels, oaks, and elms create a dramatic shadow play under the sun that is truly unique to the season.
STIMSON Holiday Party
This month STIMSON gathered as a team and a family to celebrate the holiday season and the year’s end. Wishing everyone good health, happiness, and peace for the new year ahead!