National Mall Design Competition

© Carol Highsmith, National Park Service

OLIN, in collaboration with Weiss/Manfredi, has been shortlisted for the second stage of the National Mall Design Competition. Our team will present qualifications for two project sites along the Mall: Constitution Gardens and the Washington Monument grounds at Sylvan Theater. When dedicated on June 17, 1986, President Ronald Reagan declared Constitution Gardens a “living legacy…

OLIN at ASLA

OLIN at ASLA

The American Society of Landscape Architects 2011 Annual Meeting is being held this year in San Diego from October 30-November 2. A list of panel discussions featuring members of OLIN can be viewed after the jump. Visit the above link for a schedule of panels.

SEISMIC Bench Wins Design Award

Seismic Bench

As part of DesignPhiladelphia, the nation’s largest design festival, the Fabrication Lab at the University of Pennsylvania issued a challenge to local designers: create an inventive and functional urban seating option composed of a single piece of birch hardwood plywood and held together using only screws and wood glue. OLIN’s entry “SEISMIC” was awarded first…

Imaging and Imagining Our Cities

Imaging and Imagining Our Cities

On Sunday, October 23 from 3-5pm at the Philadelphia Gersham Y, OLIN CEO and Partner Lucinda Sanders will moderate Imaging and Imagining Our Cities, a symposium exploring how we have imaged and imagined our cities a decade into the new millennium, and what observations, documentation, and participation in the evolution of our cities means for…

Mill River Park Groundbreaking

Mill River Park Groundbreaking

On Saturday, October 15, OLIN CEO and Partner Lucinda Sanders took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for Phase One of Stamford, Connecticut’s Mill River Park. When completed in spring 2013, this 12-acre site will feature new plantings, pathways, a wildflower garden, a lawn for recreation and public events, and a stepped terrace for visitors to explore the…

Transforming Dilworth Plaza

Transforming Dilworth Plaza

As part of our participation in the public-private partnership to rejuvenate Philadelphia’s historic Dilworth Plaza, OLIN, along with partners City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy, Center City District, and KieranTimberlake, is excited to announce “Transforming Dilworth Plaza,” a symposium and exhibit exploring the history and rejuvenation of this landmark plaza at the heart…

Park(ing) Day Documentary

Park(ing) Day, an international event when parking spaces are transformed into pop-up parks for a day, was a smashing success at OLIN. “This is a Park” was created by OLIN staff as a means to explore the dichotomy between cars, with their private interior space, and the very public realm of urban streets through which they move.

Lenfest Plaza Opens at PAFA

Lenfest Plaza opens at PAFA

OLIN recently celebrated the official opening of Lenfest Plaza at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. The plaza was created by closing a 220 foot length of Cherry Street just north of Philadelphia’s City Hall. In doing so, a true campus was made for the Academy, linking the newly refurbished Hamilton Building with the…