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Hargreaves Associates has been selected to design Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. The project will reconnect the city center to the Delaware River via a new I-95 highway cap, and includes 8 acres of waterfront open space. Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger, a member of the DRWC planning committee, said: “The Hargreaves-led team has a proven track-record in creating high-quality public spaces that will attract private development. This is another step in a very deliberate process to make connections from the city to the Delaware River, ultimately leading to the redevelopment of Penn’s Landing and a significant return-on-investment for the city.”

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Hargreaves Associates has been selected to develop the concept design and master implementation plan for Destination Bayfront, a new 30 acre waterfront park in Corpus Christi, Texas. The project was spearheaded by local business leaders, who have worked for more than two years on ways to transform the City-owned space along Shoreline Boulevard into a public waterfront attraction.

The Hargreaves Associates team includes Lake| Flato Architects, HR&A Advisors, and Turner Ramirez & Associates, along with numerous local consultants. The park is expected to include a wide range of family oriented programs, support festivals and active use, re-engage the waterfront and help catalyze economic growth downtown.

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The city is preparing to award a $490,000 contract to Hargreaves Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a design plan for land along the James River in downtown. The design plan, a follow-up to the Downtown Master Plan, is expected to look at ways to improve and expand public access along the riverfront, which could include Mayo Island and the site of the proposed Echo Harbour development. The plan will focus on the north and south banks of the river from the Robert E. Lee Bridge to the Henrico County line and Ancarrow's Landing.


Hargreaves Associates is in charge of reflecting about a mode of management of waters and the natural spaces in echo with the urban, landscaped and architectural project conceived by the group. The project aims at the excellence in innovation and in exemplary nature. It bases itself on the principles of pragmatism for the consideration of the risk and for the control of needs in later management. The singular situation of Montpellier offers its unique assets to establish a major Mediterranean pole in the management reasoned by water resources. The coexistence of both opposing situations of the excess and the deficit of water confers naturally on the town from Montpellier, this place of laboratory to meet the challenges of the alternative management of the resource which the Mediterranean Basin will have to find in the next decades. The University of Montpellier which has to become an international leading pole, also has to offer a living environment to its image. It has to integrate an ambitious environmental approach and reach the excellence in the management of the water and the natural spaces.


Hargreaves Associates is currently working on the Conceptual Landscape Plan and Schematic Design for the riverfronts that surround the Tianjin Binhai New Area located in Tanggu. The overall planning area fronts both sides of the Haihe River as it gracefully bends around the new Central Business District on the Yujiapu peninsula before it connects to the Bohai Sea. This ten kilometer stretch of open space is coordinated with the Master Planning vision led by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and aims to reinforce the adjacent land uses, transportation patterns, infrastructure, culturally significant sites and natural ecologies. Site specific open space programs, landscape typologies and key features of the plan are woven into a larger system of upper and lower riverfront promenades.