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164 Landscape Architect and Specifier News s t e w a rd s h i p The global design firm Stantec determined through a five-month study that a permanent swimming facility was potentially feasible at a park site bordering the Charles River in Boston. The firm compiled the report pro bono for the Charles River Conservancy (CRC), a nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and protect parklands along the Charles. Pictured here is the team's conceptual layout of the facility. The CRC is currently raising funds to get to the next stage. Landscape Architect & Specifier News (ISSN 1060-9962) is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc., 14771 Plaza Drive Suite A, Tustin, California 92780 Phone: 714-979-LASN (5276); Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9123). Copyright 2017 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Architect & Specifier News, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed/Registered Landscape Architects free of charge. Others, Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada: 12 issues, $34.95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LASN at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-979-5276 ext. 115. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Architect & Specifier News, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. A team of volunteers from the Boston office of Stantec, a global design firm, completed a study pro bono to determine whether a permanent swimming facility would be potentially feasible at a park on the Charles River, a waterway with a notorious history of pollution, but one that is now drastically cleaner. The landscape architect-led Stantec team spent five months developing the study on behalf of the Charles River Conservancy (CRC), a nonprofit dedicated to the stewardship of Charles River parklands. It found that a permanent swimming facility is feasible, and recommended North Point Park as the preferred site. "The CRC study was a great fit for our design professionals, who share a strong commitment to making a difference in the local community," said Joe Geller, RLA, FASLA, vice president of Stantec. "We hope the study serves as a springboard for further discussion and we're looking forward to continued participation." Stantec team members met at least once a week, held three major presentations before the CRC and its board, and completed numerous office-wide study and design sessions as part of its pro bono work. The result is a formal document that the CRC now uses as a guide in its continuing quest to fund a swimming facility on the Charles. If you have a project where landscape architectural design services were provided pro bono, you can submit your Stewardship proposal to: email@example.com. Story Ideas? Feasibility Study: 'Swimming in the Charles' By Michael Miyamoto, LASN RENDERING: STANTEC