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Firm Reorganizes to Maximize Impact in a Changing WorldAs Baltimore landscape architecture and urban design firm Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA) celebrates its 35th year, it aims to increase its impact in an evolving industry and rapidly changing world. Over the last decade, the firm has worked to redefine what it means to practice landscape architecture....
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Isaac Hametz is principal and research director at Mahan Rykiel Associates. Isaac came to landscape architecture through urban agriculture and design activism, issues that remain connected to his work today. Through his work, Isaac explores the intersection of ecology, equity, and economic development. Source: Perspectives: Isaac Hametz | Landscape Architecture Foundation
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Placemaking in Ballston Virginia
The Washingtonian lists Ballston Quarter as one of the exciting projects coming online in 2019.  Arlington’s tired Ballston Common Mall is officially dead. An enormous new destination—Ballston Quarter, from developer Forest City—began to replace it in late 2018 and will continue to grow in the new year. – The Washingtonian Mahan Rykiel worked closely with the...
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retail mixed use; town center; plaza
In the sometimes lonely world of online shopping and social media interactions, how can development provide the meaningful experiences people want and need? This article, by the Washington Post, details some success stories, including our work at Mosaic District in Virginia and Rockville Town Square, Maryland, as well as an exciting new project by Five Squares Development and their deep dive into the...
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Eager Park, The community led design project in Baltimore, Maryland, is another great example of how open space and parks can anchor a community and drive economic development. The project area spans the neighborhood formerly known as Middle East and now named for the five-acre park at the intersection of Ashland Avenue and Wolfe Street,...
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The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has recognized MDOT MPA’s innovative reuse program with the prestigious 2018 ASLA Professional Award for design presented to Mahan Rykiel Associates.“Design with Dredge: Resilient Landscape Infrastructure in the Chesapeake Bay” was selected for the landscape strategies used in the Baltimore region, where 1.15 million cubic yards of sediment...
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Baltimore’s Turner Station hopes marsh restoration return wildlife, recreational activities to Fleming Park By Timothy B. Wheeler on November 29, 2018 A pioneering plan to revive a faded waterfront community park using sand and silt dredged from Baltimore’s harbor took a couple of small but significant steps forward this week. Isaac Hametz (right), of the landscape design firm...
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PRESS RELEASE: Larry Bannerman 443-563-9171 https://turnerstation.org/ On Monday, Nov. 26, Chesapeake Bay Foundation presented $30,000 from an anonymous source to Turner Station Conservation Teams, alongside Baltimore County Executive Elect – Johnny Olszewski and Fleming Park anchor partners  Mahan Rykiel Associates. The Fleming Park project aims to protect the Turner Station community from climate change, improve water...
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Upgrades planned for Rash Field, the multi-purpose swath on the south shore of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, have been refined and could get underway next fall, according to the Waterfront Partnership, a city non-profit leading the work. Source: Refined plans for Rash Field in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor move ahead – Baltimore Sun
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Baltimore based firms, Mahan Rykeil Associates and Ayers Saint Gross bring national attention home for innovation. We are proud to have received the 2018 ASLA Research award for Design with Dredge.  Watch the video above for a synopsis of the research as well as other winners in the category.   Source: Videos | asla.org
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