Join Clarissa Rowe, one of the founding principals at Brown, Richardson & Rowe, for two speaking engagements this fall.
Clarissa is a featured speaker for Reimagining Boston’s Historic Landscape at this year’s ABX conference on October 28th. She will discuss ways to approach a 19th century landscape in the 21st century and will present her work in the adaptive reuse of the historic Olmsted designed Chestnut Hill Waterworks.
The designers respected the long history and landmark status of the former Boston Waterworks site. The views to the complex are virtually unchanged. The rolling lawn and specimen trees enhance the building setting. By maintaining the landscape setback with its allée of mature oak trees, she preserved the landscape tradition of this place, while providing accessibility into the building, preserving Olmsted ideals, and meeting contemporary needs.
For more information, go to: http://abexpo.com/conference/session-detail?session=A04
Clarissa is also presenting at the November 8th session “Meeting the Challenges of Urban Trails” at the 2014 Massachusetts Trails Conference entitled “Trails for All”.
Clarissa will discuss the issues involved with transforming abandoned urban rail right-of-ways into safe, accessible, aesthetic corridors and connectors such as site constraints, structural issues, invasive species control and community perception.
She will present BRR’s work at the Quequechan River Rail Trail in Fall River, MA; the Monoosnoc Brook Trail in Leominster, MA; the Northern Strand Trail in Everett MA; the Chelsea Greenway in Chelsea, MA and the East Boston Greenway.
For more information go to: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/services-and-assistance/grants-and-technical-assistance/conferences.html