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Associate Professor Dan Adams and Lecturer Marie Law Adams, principals of Landing Studio and studio faculty members at the School of Architecture, are featured in this month’s Architecture Newspaper.  Much of their studio work focuses on post-industrial sites and allowing more public access and integration into these areas. One of the prime examples of their work in this area is the Rock Chapel Marine and Port in Chelsea, MA. This project, the only publicly accessible portion of the city’s industrial waterfront, allowed the landscape to be shared between a jet fuel and asphalt-batching terminal, a public recreation area and road salt storage.

The duo also participates in public exhibitions and design competitions, including a recent installation, Marginal on the Rose Kennedy Greenway as part of the 2015 Boston Design Biennial. The work they exhibited was created from salvaged oak pilings that represent the history of the industrial port. Their Infra-Space 1 light installation under the i-93 viaduct in the South End was the first phase of an ongoing project to turn this area from blighted underpass into an inviting public space.

The firm seeks to distinguish what the value can be within various post-industrial sites and bring the mediating skill of the architect to these locations in order to maximize the potential of these landscapes.