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BLOG SERIES – KEYSTONE SPEAKER, MARY MARGARET JONES

Women in Design is looking forward to welcoming Landscape Architect, Mary Margaret Jones, President of Hargreaves Associates.  as the 2014 Keystone Speaker this fall.  In weeks prior to the event, WID will post a few blogs about her career and some examples of her impressive resume.

Hargreaves Associates, a landscape architecture and planning consulting firm, was founded in 1983 has offices in Cambridge, New York and San Francisco and has been a part of the design for national and international high profile projects, such as, the London 2012 Olympic Park, the 21st Century Waterfront Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Colorado’s own newly renovated, Denver Union Station Plaza.  In addition to numerous awards given to the firm, a book published in 2013, Unearthed studies the work of the  firm.

The first featured project is the London 2012 Olympic Park in the United Kingdom.  “The London 2012 Olympic Park combines centuries of British park design with groundbreaking green technology to create a new type of park for the 21st Century. The plan restored a river and transformed former industrial land, much of it contaminated through years of industrial neglect to create 100 hectares of parklands that provided a celebratory setting for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the Legacy Park for generations to come. The Hargreaves Associates design, with local partners LDA Design, was inspired by the Victorian and post-war pleasure and festival gardens and creates sweeping lawns, a promenade, access to the river, ample seating and public spaces throughout the park that showcased live screens during the Games. In legacy the Olympic Park is a new green space for people and wildlife and will host sports facilities that will remain for public use beyond the Games.” – http://www.hargreaves.com/projects/PublicParks/London2012Olympics/

london olympic park

http://www.hargreaves.com/projects/PublicParks/London2012Olympics/

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