Landscape Architect to Discuss Projects

November 21st, 2014

Landscape Architect Edward Marshall will make an illustrated presentation, “Cultural Landscapes,” on November 21 at the Essex Town Hall at 7 p.m. A Principal at Stephen Stimson Associates of Massachusetts, Marshall will explore innovative projects throughout the United States and Canada and will demonstrate how the design of each site was inspired by the regional environment, such as its geology, vegetation, history, and culture.

At the University of Connecticut, Marshall helped to design the award-winning landscape project outside of two new social science buildings, which are located at the convergence of the Homer Babbidge Library and Fairfield Way, the most active pedestrian corridor on the Storrs campus. The design, which includes a green roof, explores UConn’s agricultural context through a palette of grasses and woody perennials that are found in the surrounding pastures and woodlands. Site elements were conceived through study and understanding of local materials, plant communities, and regional landscape patterns.

Marshall earned his Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and has more than twenty years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Stimson, he was the Corporate Landscape Architect for IBM Corporation, working with a design team of architects and engineers reviewing IBM projects worldwide. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

His talk is free and is the second in the 2014-15 Centerbrook Architects Lecture Series, which is one of many programs that are offered regularly by the Essex Library. Please call the library at (860) 767-1560 to register. Sponsored by Centerbrook Architects, the series is in its seventh season.