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Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Stoss Landscape Urbanism is a Boston-based, collaborative design and planning studio led by Chris Reed.  Stoss emphasizes a landscape-based urbanism, one in which ecology and infrastructure and culture and economy can inform each other and can enrich the city and city-life.  Stoss works primarily in the public realm on complex projects: the Fox Riverfront, The CityDeck, and Farlin Park in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Erie Street Plaza along the Riverwalk in Milwaukee; the Bass River Park on Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Herinneringspark in regional West Flanders, Belgium; the Detroit Works Project in Michigan; the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston; and Common Spaces Plaza at Harvard University.  The firm’s work and unique approach to landscape and urbanism have been recognized internationally: winner of the 2010 Topos International Landscape Award; twice a finalist in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards; and awards from Progressive Architecture, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Boston Society of Architects.

Stoss will be collaborating with Michael Maltzan Architecture of Los Angeles, an architecture and urban design practice dedicated to the design and construction of projects that engage the contemporary city, their context, and communities through a concentrated exploration of perception and movement. Their work includes Central Park at Playa Vista, California; the Wide Horizon Bridge and Waterfront in Chengdu, China; and the Inner City Arts complex in Los Angeles.  Led by Michael Maltzan, FAIA, the firm has been recognized repeatedly with P/A Awards, AIA Honor Awards, the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, and as a Finalist in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

The core team will be supported Utile, Inc., an urban design think tank in Boston (Fort Point Urban Design Plan, Boston); Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, interactive public artist; Minneapolis-based Close Landscape Architecture (Upper Landing Park and Chestnut Plaza in St. Paul); economic strategists at HR&A Advisors of New York (Toronto Waterfront Revitalization); ecologist and environmental planner Nina-Marie Lister of Toronto (Lake Ontario Park, Toronto); infrastructure and sustainability experts Buro Happold (the High Line, New York City, and Great Orange County Park, California); Applied Ecological Services of Wisconsin, (Don River Restoration, Toronto); graphic designers Project Projects of New York (Freshkills Park, New York); hydrologic engineers Moffatt + Nichol of Raleigh (Waterfront Park, Louisville); transportation engineers Nelson/Nygaard of Boston (Downtown Rochester Mobility Plan); and construction managers Davis Langdon, of Boston (North Bay Master Plan, Seattle).