Mahan Rykiel Associates Announces New Leadership Team

Firm Reorganizes to Maximize Impact in a Changing World As 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...
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Perspectives: Isaac Hametz | Landscape Architecture Foundation

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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Live, Learn, Work and Play in Eager Park

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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ASLA Award for ‘Design with Dredge’ | Dredging Today

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...
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Bay Journal – Article: Project to revive shoreline park using dredged material wins support

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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Fleming Park Project Receives Grant Funding for Innovative Shoreline Project

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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Refined plans for Rash Field in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor move ahead – Baltimore Sun

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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Sandlot | Landscape Performance Series

Mahan Rykiel recently partnered with Landscape Architecture Foundation’s (LAF) Landscape Performance Series. The series is a research program that studies landscape performance benefits of projects led by landscape architects.  LAF focused their efforts on Sandlot, an interim, pop-up active waterfront destination and eatery located on a former industrial site in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor. Cut...
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Design with Dredge: MRA Makes the Cover of LAM

Mahan Rykiel’s design research partnership with Maryland Port Authority, “Design with Dredge,” was featured on the cover of December’s Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), the national publication of the American Society of Landscape Architects established in 1910. Read entire article
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Rash Field re-do could be Baltimore’s glam spot of the future – Baltimore Business Journal

“I see it as a unique space for Baltimoreans from all over the city to come together and mix, mingle and play,” says Laurie Schwartz, president of the Waterfront Partnership.” Source: Rash Field re-do could be Baltimore’s glam spot of the future – Baltimore Business Journal
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