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Shopping - Placemaking in Ballston Virginia
Rendering courtesy of client, Forest City.Its exciting to see the Ballston Quarter redevelopment nearing completion and already getting recognized for the forward thinking strategies focusing on the public realm.Brookfield Senior Vice President Will Voegele said it best in the recent Bisnow Washington article, Inside Ballston Quarter, The $330M Mall Redevelopment That Shows Where Retail Is...
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Mahan Rykiel’s Design with Dredge research has been published in Landscape Architecture Frontiers, an international publication out of China.Below is a synopsis of what the article covers: Situated at the water’s edge and in former wetlands of the Chesapeake Bay, the Port of Baltimore is part of a complex estuarine environment where legacies of labor,...
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MRA is excited to be a part of the Northgate-Dutra team to explore solutions to sediment build-up at the Conowingo Dam! Managing sediment in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is a critical issue that touches on a range of landscape issues including economic development, environmental stewardship, and community resiliency. Stay tuned!Maryland officials said Monday they expect...
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In the photo above, Mahan Rykiel joins the Turner Station community as they survey Fleming Park site, a project intended to promote community and climate resiliency.  Across the water you can see the remnants of the original piles for a boardwalk that served the historically African american community. Today, we are building off of this...
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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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