2019 Best of Design Award for Unbuilt – Landscape: The Boston Children’s Hospital Green Master Plan

Designer: Mikyoung Kim Design
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

The landscape vision for the Boston Children’s Hospital Green Master Plan came out of an immersive, three-year, community-based process that resulted in a design that integrated restorative gardens to the patients, families, and caregivers of this world-class research and clinical institution. The landscape plan developed with Shepley Bulfinch and Elkus Manfredi was an ambitious strategy to bring green spaces and grounds for play to the diverse constituents of this pediatric hospital. Using evidence-based design that demonstrated the importance of accessible green spaces, the plan integrates unique gardens and a new streetscape and entry identity within the campus to foster health and well-being. The plan reimagines access, better accommodates user needs, establishes new habitats, and creates a playful and immersive experience.

Client: Boston Children’s Hospital and the Greenspace User Group (Family Advisor Board)
Architects: Shepley Bulfinch, Elkus Manfredi Architects

Honorable Mentions

Project Name: Tom Lee Park
Designer: SCAPE Landscape Architecture DCP, Studio Gang

Rendering of Tom Lee Park

Unbuilt — Landscape: Honorable Mention: Tom Lee Park (Courtesy SCAPE Landscape Architecture)

Project Name: The Clearing: Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial
Designer: SWA Group

Rendering of The Clearing: Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial

Unbuilt — Landscape: Honorable Mention: The Clearing (Courtesy SWA San Francisco)

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Designer: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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Designer: SmithGroup

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