Arnold Arboretum

Harvard University

Jamaica Plain, MA

Client: Harvard University

Scope: Pavilion; planting armatures in a vine and shrub garden by landscape architect Reed Hilderbrand

The pavilion and armatures are not conceived of as objects; rather, they are structures that refocus the gaze on nature and the surrounding gardens. The pavilion construction is minimalist and is used for weddings, classes, and other outdoor events.

Materials: Fieldstone; pea stone; stainless steel; mahogany

Awards:
American Institute of Architects New England, Honor Award for Design Excellence
Boston Society of Landscape Architects, Unbuilt Honor Award

Collaborators:
Director of Living Collections: Peter del Tredici
Landscape Architect: Reed Hilderbrand LLC.
Structural Engineer: Ocmulgee Associates
Lighting Consultant: Ripman Lighting Consultants, Inc.
Steel Suppliers/Fabricators: TriPyramid Structures, Inc.

Photographer: Chuck Choi Architectural Photography