Urban Vs. Suburban: The next American debate comes to Rhode Island

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

The Providence Business News recently published an interesting article titled, Streetcars or funding for Village?, regarding an interesting challenge Rhode Island and the rest of the nation will have to face over the next decade. […]

MANTON BEND COMMUNITY FARM: HELPING TO CREATE A NEW VISION FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE IN PROVIDENCE

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013
MANTON BEND COMMUNITY FARM:  HELPING TO CREATE A NEW VISION FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE IN PROVIDENCE

This past weekend, my wife and three kids volunteered for the Southside Community Land Trust, the Rhode Island Foundation and the City of Providence’s Office of Sustainability to assist in building the Manton Bend Community Farm.  Manton Bend […]

MARSHFEILD HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ROLLS ON

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013
MARSHFEILD HIGH SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION ROLLS ON

Had the chance to visit the construction site of the new Marshfield High School, part of the Massachusetts Model School Program.  Excitement was a buzz on site as the cold winter weather finally moved beyond us allowing construction […]

A BUILDING WITH NO CARS?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013

Found this extremely interesting article (see link below) regarding the idea of architect Sebastian Mariscal’s to design and build an apartment building with no parking spaces.  As a stipulation to get through the zoning variance for no parking […]

DBE in Massachusetts

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013

Birchwood Design Group is extremely excited to announce that the firm is officially certified through the Supplier Diversity Office to practice as Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) in the State of Massachusetts. Thanks to Principal Kris […]

Take it outside: the added benefits of school courtyards

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012

You may remember your days as a kid staring out the window or staring at the clock waiting for the school day to end so you could be outside again.  Today, kids aren’t as likely […]

Andover Town Hall Gets a Face Lift

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012

Birchwood Design Group, in collaboration with Pare Corporation, have been assisting the Town of Andover with a new plaza at the entrance of Town Hall. The concept was to develop a strong connection from the […]

Friday Humor

Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

It’s Friday again time for some more humor. First World Problems

Pride In Democracy: Leaders in Voter Turnout

Posted by on Nov 6, 2012

As a country that prides itself in democracy, we follow 58 countries in voter turnout.  Unlike some of the countries on this list, our ability to have an opinion and express that opinion to crafting […]

It’s Friday Again!!! Coal…..

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012

Thought I would build on Tim’s Friday humor. Saw this great parody on coal. Unfortunately, it is to close to reality. Check out the video. Coal