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2021 Lyceum Fellowship - Reimagining the Visitor Experience - The Ames Estate

Date: 9/8/2020 - 5/14/2021

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International

Description:

When founded in 1891 by landscape architect Charles Eliot, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) name was much better understood. The term “reservation” was used by Eliot to describe his own notion of "park-making." Unlike Frederick Law Olmsted, whose approach to designing parks was to start from scratch, Eliot favored selecting natural or cultural landscapes that had inherent beauty and interest and then improve, preserve, and open them to the public. The Trustees of Reservations is the first private, nonprofit conservation organization of its kind in the country.

Governor Ames Estate lies in the center of the tightly developed village of North Easton, Massachusetts. The estate house site itself holds a prominent position in the landscape, which had been carefully chosen and manipulated in design by Governor Ames. It still captures one of the best vantage points on the property, with views down to both the Fish Pond and Shovelshop Pond and well-positioned to capture the summer breeze.

Students are to design a 1,500 square foot event pavilion near or within the Estate House footprint to have a unique relationship with the designed landscape that can enhance the visitor experience and provide a platform for community, family gatherings, and celebrations inviting new and regular visitors to the Ames Estate. Students of architecture & landscape architecture at accredited schools in North America are invited to participate. See the competition brief for complete details.

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