On the occasion of Michael McCall’s death I reflect on his signature achievements in Columbia, Maryland.
The Inner Arbor Trust is revising its plans for Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods to reflect new realities.
Merriweather Post Pavilion gets its own resident orchestra
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.
Merriweather Post Pavilion gets ready for the 21st century, and the Howard County Design Advisory Panel offers its advice.
The Crescent development in downtown Columbia is going to be a (very) big deal.
I testify in support of the plan for Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods and the Planning Board approves it (note that correlation is not causation).
Yet another indication that the Inner Arbor Trust did a good job of selecting its design team.
Are you wondering when the renovation work on Merriweather Post Pavilion will be done? Wonder no more.
There is a “silent supermajority” in Columbia in favor of the Inner Arbor plan for Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.
I conclude my two-part series on the proposed Merriweather Post Pavilion renovations.
Why Merriweather Post Pavilion is being renovated, what’s being done, and what it will cost.
If you really want to “save Symphony Woods” then the Inner Arbor plan is the best one on offer.
Would the Cy Paumier plan “save Symphony Woods”? I don’t think so.
I take an in-depth look at the details (such as they are) of the Cy Paumier plan for Symphony Woods.
How overreach by GGP and blowback from CA led to Cy Paumier’s plan for Symphony Woods.
I take a lonely walk through Symphony Woods in order to get a feel for what it is and might be.
Why is the controversy over Symphony Woods so heated? Because at least in part it’s about questions of “sanctity” and “violation”.
The information in this post is now out of date based on the approved final development plan for the Crescent neighborhood phase 1. For more current informat...
Columbia is well on its way to becoming a real city with a real downtown.
How parking is handled at Jiffy Lube Live and other venues comparable to Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Merriweather Post Pavilion will continue to be a centerpiece of downtown Columbia. But where are Merriweather visitors going to park?
Congratulations to the Howard County Library System for being selected the 2013 library of the year by Gale and Library Journal magazine. Note that the cover...