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Clara Batchelor to present at ABX/Greenbuild 2017 - "Public Parks on Private Land"

Clara Batchelor, founding principal at CBA Landscape Architects, LLC, assembled and will be presenting on a panel entitled Public Parks on Private Land at ABX/Greenbuild 2017 in Boston this November 8th (ABX runs from Nov. 8-10). Clara is collaborating with Sal Zinno of Biomed Reality and Jim Batchelor of Arrowstreet Architects on the panel. An abbreviated abstract is below.

 A growing industry for high-tech and life-sciences start-ups is creating a demand for new development in mixed-use areas in Cambridge and Boston. As part of development agreements, owners are being required to provide public amenities often in the form of public open space. These quasi public parks and plazas need to serve both the tenants and the neighborhood residents. The panel will discuss successful strategies for designing such dual purpose spaces where the desire is to create vibrant outdoor spaces that serve those who work and/or live in the area. In this panel discussion, a multidisciplinary team will present three projects located in the Cambridgeport and Kendall Square neighborhoods to illustrate the seamless integration of public urban parks on privately-owned land and the mutually beneficial relationship between the two. 

More Information on the ABX/Greenbuild conference and this particular panel can be found here:

CBA Designed Paris Street Playground Glowingly Mentioned on

"The Dad Who Visited 350 Local Parks says These 7 Will Thrill Your Kids" is the title of a recent that mentions Paris Street Playground in East Boston as one of those 7 parks. 

CBA designed the renovation of Paris Street Playground in East Boston in 2015.




CBA Project in Marion, MA Featured in South Coast Almanac 2017

Working with Saltonstall Architects, CBA designed this landscape for a residence in Marion, MA, that sits on the Sippican Neck peninsula.  One of our favorite parts of the project was the outdoor living area, which includes a raised bluestone patio and a stone outdoor fireplace, all situated to take advantage of the fantastic harbor views.  Pick up a copy of the South Coast Almanac to read more!

Party at 289 Derby - Final Placemaking Event in Salem

CBA has had a fantastic time with the placemaking process for the 289 Derby Street Park project in Salem, MA! CBA has been busy collaborating with the Salem Public Space Project and Creative Salem to bring this great design together. This Wednesday is the final event "Party at 289 Derby", from 5-8 at the 289 Derby Street site. This event will be the reveal of the final design for the space, as well as several fun community pop-ups and activities. See the link below:

View a video Creative Salem put together documenting the placemaking process here:



Exciting Community Design Event at 289 Derby Street in Salem, MA

Here at CBA we're looking forward to our kick off community design event this Wednesday 5/24 at 289 Derby Street in Salem, MA! The first of five meetings, this event will be centered around dance: salsa, Scottish, and modern dance groups will all be present. The Salem Public Space Project has been working hard all week on painted panels and signage to inform the community about the meetings and to get everyone thinking about their priorities for their new public space. CreativeSalem put together the website below and is spearheading photography and social media for the project. CBA is excited to work with these great Salem-based groups to engage the Salem community in such a robust public feedback process!

24 Thorndike Street, Cambridge MA 617.945.9760