The inspiration behind our work isn’t derived from one source, or one purpose, or one vision; rather, it is the collective of our personal, professional, and every day observations. We are fortunate to be part of a profession that exposes us to wonderfully diverse people, places, design challenges, and opportunities on a daily basis.
Looking forward, we are excited to watch the evolution of the following projects that are currently under construction and/or are nearing completion…
Cassidy Park is located in Cleveland Circle and accommodates a diverse user group, including elders, families, college students, etc. The park exists adjacent to a residential neighborhood, a senior living facility, a Department of Conservation public pool facility, the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, the Cleveland Circle MBTA T-stop, and a bustling Cleveland Circle, which maintains several cafes, shops, and convenience services.
We have had the opportunity to work with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department to help envision the following park improvements: Accessibility, a perimeter walking loop, (2) softball fields, (1) baseball field, a renovated tennis court, sport field lighting, a bocce court, accessible picnic/seating opportunities, viewing terraces, and rain gardens for sustainable stormwater management. We look forward to watching the park establish and populate over the coming months!
Rooftop Garden Living
Understanding that housing throughout Boston’s metrowest region serves as a great amenity to our communities, it has been a pleasure to work on The Reserve project, which is a multi-family housing project that will accommodate the needs of a diverse residential population.
In addition to serving local housing needs, given its dense footprint and limited open space (due to its proximity to nearby wetland resources), this project promotes sustainable planning and design as it proposes the development of three rooftop garden courtyards, each of which will maintain a varied aesthetic, program, and feel for individuals and families alike to enjoy. An outdoor woodland garden will complete the overall master plan design as it provides the opportunity to absorb stunning woodland and wetland views within an urban context.
There could never be enough opportunity to work on the ocean shores of Maine! We have been in full construction mode on the Ocean Point project, which rests atop an ocean overlook in Kennebunkport, Maine. The final design will maximize distant views to the Atlantic, while the natural stone and native planting palettes will respect the inherent beauty of this stunning, seaside landscape!
Community Play (& Harvest!) Time
We have been working closely with the City of Somerville in the design of Somerville’s first public tot lot for children ages (2) – (5). This park will serve as a multi-use amenity, as the other side of the park will incorporate a community garden that will offer both a functional purpose (gardening amenity for residents) and an educational purpose (curriculum resource for the abutting day school). While carefully working within a tight open space footprint within the City’s dense urban fabric, careful attention has been made to accommodate the Universal Accessibility, safety, program, and aesthetic requirements.
We bring a true passion for our natural, built, and social environments to all that we do and we are driven by our commitment to promote stewardship within our communities through mentorship, client collaboration, relationships, and design vision. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about us and we hope you visit again soon!
JADE & KELLIE
Terraink – Principals