Stoss Landscape Urbanism, the firm co-led by Chris Reed (adjunct associate professor of landscape architecture), has taken a slew of recent honors, including winning the Syracuse, NY, competition for Movement on Main: Designing the Healthy Main Street. Stoss's design LightPlay! – developed in collaboration with Eric Höweler (assistant professor of architecture) of Höweler + Yoon Architecture – creates a new center for neighborhood life with playful surfaces and structures that encourage movement and creative activities.
As if that weren’t enough, Stoss was recognized twice in the 2013 Boston Society of Landscape Architecture Awards for the CityDeck in Green Bay, WI, and Erie Street Plaza in Milwaukee.
All this is in addition to completion of the HU Science Center Plaza, a flexible space and active threshold between the Yard and the North Campus. The design intent is to transform an unplanned thoroughfare into a destination. The plaza is already seeing enthusiastic use by students and community members enjoying the movable sculptural seating as spring blooms in Cambridge.
See the plaza now via live video feed that has followed the construction process as it happened.