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Urban Design Committee

July 30, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Urban Design Committee

Connect Kendall Square

Anticipating over a billion dollars of new development in the Kendall Square area in the near future, the City of Cambridge held a national design competition to create a framework plan that will guide open space design and connectivity strategies.  The winning entry by a team led by Richard Burck Associates, combines two related design efforts, the first being to CREATE Kendall Square and the second to CONNECT Kendall Square.  The resulting Framework Plan freshly interprets the hydrologic history of Kendall Square by establishing water as a basis of identity, sustainability and circulation.   
Using water both literally and metaphorically, the Framework seeks to weaken the scar tissue of mid-century redevelopment by allowing a finer grained, dendritic circulation pattern to emerge.

Skip Burck, FASLA, FAAR – Principal, Richard Burck Associates
Robyn Reed – Senior Associate, Richard Burck Associates
Pallavi Mande – Director of Blue Cities, Charles River Watershed Association
Stuart Dash – City of Cambridge Director of Community Planning

For those who qualify, 2 LUs/HSW are available

 

To learn more about the Urban Design Committee, visit architects.org/committees/urban-design-committee.

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