The project began with research and field work on the topic of urban bird habits in East Boston. It ended as a master plan designed to support bird habitats. In this case, birds are an indicator of conditions suitable to support an ecosystem. Birds are the optimal indicator because their presence is relatively easy to detect.

The master plan proposes to transform paved parking into a saltwater tidal marsh with buildings and amenities (i.e. a splash pad) standing on stilts above the landscape.

Architecture to Promote Animal Habitat            Boston, Massachusetts
Urbanism Studio
Fall 2016

site axonometric
site axonometric

longitudinal section through ramp on the north side of the site

site plan

plant selection
plant peak performance
landscape-architecture-person interactions

Cargo Collective, Inc.
Los Angeles, Calif.