On the occasion of Michael McCall’s death I reflect on his signature achievements in Columbia, Maryland.
OPUS Merriweather 2018 repeated the success of last year and improved upon it.
I have some final thoughts after completing my series on the Chrysalis and the background to its creation.
A timeline of significant events in the history of the Chrysalis and its surroundings, from 1962 to the present, with references.
Getting the details right on the Chrysalis, featuring Living Design Lab and Mahan Rykiel Associates.
Now that construction of the Chrysalis is complete, what are the next steps to fulfill the vision of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods?
I discuss how the Chrysalis and Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods can attract visitors, based on research conducted by Integrated Insight.
I present more details on the Chrysalis foundation/basement or “subfloor” and related construction, featuring the work of Whiting-Turner.
I explain how the skin of the Chrysalis was fabricated and installed by A. Zahner Company.
I explore the steel frame underlying the skin of the Chrysalis, as designed by the structural engineering group of Arup.
I discuss how the Chrysalis will function as a professional stage, as designed by the theater consulting group of Arup.
I explore the design of the Chrysalis and the work of Marc Fornes, its designer.
I discuss the various institutional activities related to implementation of the Inner Arbor plan
I explore the vision for a new park in Symphony Woods and the strategy to implement it
I recap the history of Symphony Woods and the various attempts over the years to develop it as a park.
In this series I explore the conception and construction of the Chrysalis amphitheater and Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.
As construction of the Chrysalis amphitheater begins, I look again at the structure and its architect.
This post continues my ongoing series on the evolution of the Inner Arbor plan, this time looking at the Chrysalis amphitheatre.
After the Caterpillar comes the Chrysalis, as I continue my comments on the Inner Arbor plan. For context and more information see other posts in this series...