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Michael Blier / Landworks Studio

Big Stairs / Knowlton Hall
October 12, 2015 - 5:30pm

Michael Blier will present a lecture at the Knowlton Hall Big Stairs at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015. The talk is free and open to the public.

Michael Blier is a registered landscape architect and founding principal of the critically recognized design group, Landworks Studio Inc., established in Salem, Massachusetts in 1997 and now located in downtown Boston. He has been a Core Design Studio instructor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and also taught design studios at The Rhode Island School of Design and Penn State University.

Blier’s work is largely urban and site specific in nature. It seeks to exploit and mine the inherent complexities that exist between ecologically challenged sites, ecological and cultural sustainability, material tectonics and program as a mechanism for achieving highly performative and visually compelling solutions. His projects have been published in Topos, A&T, Metropolis, Dwell and New International Landscape.

Landworks Studio recently completed work on Square 673, a fourteen-story, one thousand unit apartment building—also known as First & M Condominiums because of its location at the crossroads of First Street and M Street in Washington, DC. The project relies upon the idea of absolute connectivity to unite outdoor and indoor spaces throughout the ground floor of the complex.

In 2012, Landworks Studio was selected as an Honor Award recipient by both the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for its work at 200 Fifth Avenue, N.Y.