open space

Blandair Park

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The Blandair Park site is a 300-acre parcel centrally located in Columbia, Maryland. Acquired by Howard County in the mid-1990’s, the previously farmed land represents the only undeveloped property of its size within the New Town boundaries of Columbia. Surrounded by a mix of single and multi-family residential neighborhoods, Blandair Park is slated to be […]

Sarah P. Duke Gardens Chinese Garden

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Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a premier public garden fostering an appreciation of the natural world, environmental awareness and sustainable practices. It is an indispensable and lasting feature at Duke University, accessible to all, providing outreach and respite to the local community and visitors from around the world.

Center Plaza

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Center Plaza, part of Baltimore’s Charles Center, was a keystone of Baltimore’s downtown revitalization efforts in the 1960’s. One of Baltimore’s original “green roofs,” by the 1990’s the plaza had deteriorated into an unattractive, unused space that adversely affected the surrounding buildings.

Pope John Paul II Memorial Garden

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When Pope John Paul II visited Baltimore in 1995, he carried a message of hope and understanding, concern for the poor and respect for religious freedom. The new Pope John Paul II memorial prayer garden embodies these same ideals, inviting people to contemplate the themes of the late pontiff in a setting archdiocesan leaders described […]

Ladew Topiary Gardens Entrance

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Named one of “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest and “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” by the Garden Club of America, Ladew Topiary Gardens is a 22- acre non-profit garden and manor house located in Baltimore County horse country. The elaborate gardens were designed by socialite and huntsman, Harvey […]

University Park in Hagerstown

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The former location of a McCrory’s store, this urban site was transformed into a pocket park at the same time the Historic Baldwin Hotel was receiving an addition and being renovated to create a satellite campus for the University of Maryland.

Wyman Park Dell

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Wyman Park Dell, a 16-acre historic park, is one of the few parks in Baltimore fully conceived and designed by the Olmsted Brothers. The park is a significant resource for the surrounding neighborhood, institutions such as the Baltimore Museum of Art and Johns Hopkins University as well as for the City residents.

Upper Chesapeake Health

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The Upper Chesapeake Health Medical Campus is a mixed use campus on a 96-acre site that will enhance community health, wellness and prevention in state of the art facilities. Phase I, on approximately 30-acres, will include a new seven story, 105 bed hospital. Future phases will include Medical Office space, support office, retail, and a […]

State College Downtown Master Plan

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Working with a partnership of State College Borough, Penn State University, and Downtown State College, Inc., Mahan Rykiel led a planning and design team in preparation of a master plan for the community’s downtown. The plan focused on establishing and marketing a strong downtown identity; establishing a framework to create an attractive and vibrant public […]

Druid Hill Park Lake

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Druid Hill Park is Baltimore’s first large municipal park—comprising 745 acres of lawns, rolling hills, and forest—and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From its inception, the park’s beautiful water features also functioned as sources of drinking water for the citizens of Baltimore.
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