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The First Church of Christ, Scientist


Plaza Restoration and Repair | Boston, MA
 
 

CRJA-IBI Group is leading a multi-disciplinary consultant team for the revitalization of the Christian Science Plaza, one of Boston’s most iconic landscapes, designed in the 1970’s by Architects I.M. Pei and Araldo Cosutta. The Plaza has been given protected Landmark status by the Boston Landmarks Commission.

This renovation project is focused on the enhancement of the open space through the following improvements:
• Preserving, repairing, and restoring the character-defining features of this landmark landscape
• Reconstructing the reflecting pool with an improved basin paving that will enhance reflectivity and four-season interest, while also repairing the waterproofing for the garage below
• Making the Plaza entrances more welcoming
• Improving wayfinding and Plaza identity
• Introducing amenities to extend year-round use
• Expanding seating opportunities
• Increasing softscape and pervious surfaces
• Initiating extensive water conservation and management measures
• Improving pedestrian circulation and accessibility through grading, paving, and lighting renovations
• Upgrading all utility systems

The project requires a sophisticated eye for design as well as a strong technical approach to Plaza improvement.

Client
First Church of Christ, Scientist

Business Line
Parks & Open Spaces; Streetscapes & Plazas

Region
US Northeast

Contact
John Amodeo, Principal

Team
Christopher C. Bridle, Senior Associate
James Kros, Senior Associate
Horace Aikman, Senior Associate
Nicholas Healy, Associate
Dustin Powell, Landscape Designer
Siyu Xiao, Landscape Designer

Redgate Real Estate Advisors
DEW, Inc.
Nitsch Engineering
Consigli Construction, Inc

Links
http://www.christianscienceplaza.com/

 
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