CBA Landscape Architects, LLC

CBA Landscape Architects LLC

Clara Batchelor & Associates Landscape Architecture, CBA Landscape Architects, Landscape Design, Cambridge Massachusetts, Residential Landscape Design, Commercial Landscape Architecture, Park and Playground Landscape Design

Kaila Bachman to speak at 2018-2019 University of Rhode Island Landscape Architecture Lecture Series

CBA principal, Kaila Bachman, will present “Stories from the Sandbox: Communication, Collaboration, and Management in Work & Play” on February 28th, 2019, as part of The University of Rhode Island 2018-2019 Landscape Architecture Lecture Series. She is a URI alumna (‘10) and will be presenting with Kristin Kaczmarek, ‘05.

2018-19_URI LectureSeriesed-kaila-sm.png "11 Innovative Boston Playgrounds Where Kids Learn as They Play" Features 2 CBA Playgrounds

2 CBA Designed Playgrounds - Paris Street Playground in East Boston and Hunt Almont Playground in Mattapan - were included in the article titled "11 Innovative Boston Playgrounds Where Kids Learn as They Play"

CBA loves our playgrounds projects and we're honored to be included in another "best of" list for Boston!

Hunt Almont Park in Mattapan, Photo by Ed Wonsek

Hunt Almont Park in Mattapan, Photo by Ed Wonsek

Cremin Playground wins 2018 Northeast Hardscape Award of Excellence

CBA is proud to announce that Deanna Cremin Playground in Somerville was awarded the 2018 Northeast Hardscape Award of Excellence in its category, Non-Residential Project Over $200,000!  The judges' comments highlighted the project's overall creative approach, the permeable paving and sustainability focus, and the careful craftsmanship in design, detailing, and construction.  Our thanks to the NECMA and the judging panel for the recognition, and to the rest of the project team, from the City and the contractor (NELM Corp) to the product reps we worked with, for a job well executed.


CBA Designed Sidney Research Campus Win's 2017 Unilock Pavers Award of Excellence

Jessica Choi, Landscape Designer, attended the December 7th Unilock New England Annual Awards of Excellence event and received the Commercial Excellence in Design Award for CBA's Sidney Research Campus in Cambridge. This project was nominated for this award by Daniel Neviackas, the New England rep for Unilock Pavers.  This public-private plaza features a 3 color linear paving design, as well as creative site features such as ping pong tables and custom wall mounted benches. CBA is very proud of how this project turned out.

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"The Lanterns" Multi-family Residential Development Wins Award

The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) has awarded a PRISM award to The Lanterns, a multifamily residential project developed by The Green Company, for which CBA Landscape Architects, LLC designed the landscape. The award is for "Best Multi Unit for Sale Community: Detached Homes." DJ Chagnon was the Principal in Charge and the landscape was completed in early 2017.

The PRISM awards can be viewed here:

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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:

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