Designers should embrace an expanded role in aquatic wildlife restoration to link our natural and built environments, benefitting multiple species and better connecting people to nature. When thinking about ecological assets, the freshwater mussel should be at the forefront of the discussion.
Hazelwood Green, Pittsburgh's largest riverfront development site, has selected the evolveEA team to design a series of bus stops throughout the neighborhood in collaboration with artists Alisha B. Wormsley and Carin Mincemoyer.
Starting with the imperative of controlling rainwater flow, evolveEA's interdisciplinary approach to the Ice House Building Courtyard included landscape design, hardscaping, roofing, plumbing, green roof and structural elements for the public art space.
Art can knit together the lived experience of neighborhood identity with long term and sometimes abstract principles of community development. The Pittsburgh community of Larimer has been cultivating a local culture of sustainability through ecodistrict planning and has used art and creative placemaking to build capacity around neighborhood stormwater issues, urban agriculture and economic development.
This project showcases the community's spirit by reimagining the Hill District Centre Avenue Corridor as a meeting place for residents, a welcoming place for visitors, a sharing place for institutions, and a place of exchange for businesses.