Hargreaves Associates has been at the forefront of landscape architectural practices since its founding in 1983, creating a narrative approach to landscape architecture that layers history, ecology, and environmental phenomena. Whether reductive or rich, highly programmed or passive, culturally interpretive or teeming with the phenomena of nature’s own systems, the built landscapes of Hargreaves Associates emphasize the power of connection to day-to-day life. This volume presents projects from throughout the 25-year history of the firm and highlights the firm’s role in advancing the reoccupation of postindustrial sites, including the reclamation of waterfronts within the United States, Europe, and Australia. The book also shows how the firm works with cultural landscape, urban parks, smaller plazas, and gardens. Included are details on Hargreaves’ innovative entries in recent landscape architectural competitions, including its stunning design of a 270-acre Victorian-style pleasure garden for the 2012 London Olympics.
This volume presents projects from throughout the 25 year history of the firm, and highlights Hargreaves Associates’ role in advancing the re-occupation of post-industrial sites, including the reclamation of waterfronts within the US, Europe and Australia. The book also shows how the firm works with cultural landscapes, urban parks, smaller plazas and gardens. Included in the volume are details on innovative entries in recent landscape architectural competitions.