Stoss Landscape Urbanism

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Stoss is a Boston-based, collaborative design and planning studio that operates at the juncture of landscape architecture, urban design, and planning—in an emerging field known as landscape urbanism.

This field addresses sites in relation to the broader ecological, environmental,
infrastructural, and social-cult… Read More
Stoss is a Boston-based, collaborative design and planning studio that operates at the juncture of landscape architecture, urban design, and planning—in an emerging field known as landscape urbanism.

This field addresses sites in relation to the broader ecological, environmental,
infrastructural, and social-cultural processes and systems that constitute them; it understands sites as caught up in the landscape process and civic life. As a professional practice, Stoss is unique in the ways it looks to bring these issues to bear in the design and renovation of open space and in the framing of civic, institutional, and landscape strategies.

Founded in 2000, Stoss traces its roots to 1995 with the design and exhibition of a number of landscape urbanism projects, early studies in strategic framework planning, brownfields recovery, and stormwater harvesting. Since then, the studio has won national and international recognition for landscape projects rooted in infrastructure, functionality, and ecology. Projects have been published in a monograph titled StossLU by C3 of Korea; the Landscape Urbanism Reader; Living Systems; 306090- 09; Architecture; Landscape Architecture; Topos; PRAXIS 4; and numerous other periodicals from North America, Asia, and Europe.

Stoss is an intentionally small studio; we bring a high level of energy and commitment to each project. We have the ability, time, and motivation to work closely with clients, teams, and stakeholders to fully understand and develop individual project goals and demands, thereby embarking on a process of design and discovery that is both responsive and catalytic.

The practice is networked to other design and engineering firms; to experts in academia that are advancing the fields of ecology and urbanism; and to research centers conducting field experiments in emerging brownfields technologies, for instance. Parts of these coalitions coalesce, formally or
informally, as specific projects demand; they allow us to both expand resources and tailor expertise to the issues at hand. And they form the basis for imaginative and multi-disciplinary collaborations that better address the complexities of contemporary projects. Read Less
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