DDG Promotes Two

Baltimore-based design, planning, architecture, interiors, and graphics firm DDG has promoted Jonathan Fisher and Brian Hearn to the position of Associate.  Fisher, who joined DDG in 2007, is known for his ability to work across program platforms to design, visualize, and document projects with great precision and efficiency. “Jonathan consistently demonstrates a unique talent and the leadership skills that have made him an extremely valuable player,” says DDG Chairman, CEO, and President Ahsin Rasheed.    Hearn has served as a Senior … Continue reading

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CARTA Honors Alumni

Florida International University’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) is honoring FIU Interior Architecture alumna, Marlene Liriano ’89, and Vice President and Director of Interior Design for HOK’s Florida Practice, with the Distinguished Alumni Award at FIU’s thirteenth annual Torch Awards Gala on Saturday March 8, 2014. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university through their notable record of service and achievement in a particular discipline, organization or cause. As Vice President and Director of Interior … Continue reading

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River“front” Yard

Photos Courtesy Of Heather Noe

A Cincinnati Parks Master Plan called for a new riverfront park that would extend the chain of existing waterfront parks and reconnect the downtown area to the Ohio River. The park was intended not only to serve as the new “front yard” for the city and entire region, but also to act as a catalyst for the development of a new downtown neighborhood—The Banks. The city got more than it bargained for, however, when the range of notable features was … Continue reading

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On A Wing And A Prairie

Many areas of the prairie are composed of native grasses from existing seed banks that have long been dormant. 
Photo Courtesy Of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation

The Fayetteville-Springdale area around Lake Fayetteville Park in Arkansas is surrounded by tall grass prairie and oak savanna, first encountered by early travelers and settlers more than 2 centuries ago. The historic Butterfield Trail—a 2,800-mile mail route connecting St. Louis to San Francisco—runs through the park. Waterman Ormsby, a correspondent for the New York Herald, wrote about his experience on the trail in 1858: “Even among these hills you do not lose site of the prairie nature of the West; … Continue reading

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A Natural Fit

Made of acetylated wood, the boardwalk delivers the unique look, feel, and sound wood, and reduces concerns for rot, decay, movement, and extensive maintenance. 
Photos Courtesy Of: Perennial Wood

In the densely populated Boston suburb of Somerville, Mass., open space is at a premium. Residents gravitate to natural areas, even if those spaces are undeveloped city lots on side streets, blocks from the city’s busy thoroughfares.  The city seized the opportunity to make more of one empty property, creating the Quincy Street Open Space, dedicated a little over a year ago. Neighboring residents saw it as their own private garden and gathering area, so the city developed the space … Continue reading

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