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MA Military Reservation
landscape architecture
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Synergizing ecological concerns with military programme at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.

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Harvard Graduate School of Design - 2012

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Lauren Micir

Adam Novak

Scott Liang

The Massachusetts Military Reservation (MMR) project was my first foray into the mind-bending concepts of Landscape Architecture. Such concepts include:

  1. Designing the annual cycles of site maintenance (the consideration of change over time is a core tenant of Landscape Architecture)
  2. Designing at massive scales, which necessarily involves synthesizing the needs of many disparate parties
  3. Understanding and accommodating animal species, esp. endangered ones, in our interventions
  4. The processes of natural restoration—in this case, remediating groundwater toxins caused by decades of munitions testing