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Armenian Heritage Park

A small urban park embraces a large cultural heritage

  • 0.4

    Acres

  • Boston, Massachusetts

    Boston, Massachusetts

Transforming an under-utilized site into a park that honors Armenian-Americans

The park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a gift from the Armenian-American community, had three critical project goals: Pay homage to the general immigrant existence, commemorate the 1.5 million Armenians killed in the Armenian genocide, and provide a link between two highly travelled tourist destinations with a relaxing space. Our landscape architects, in collaboration with Tellalian Associates Architects and Planners, got to work.

They designed two key landscape features to hit on passive and active recreation. The first element delivers a reflective space with a focal-point abstract sculpture—a 12-sided dodecagon that can be reconfigured every year. It was installed as a transformational symbol representing how immigrant communities are reshaped once they establish themselves in America.

The second element is a labyrinth, a more active space that was designed as a circular winding path for visitors to explore. Paved in granite and set in the lawn, it celebrates and commemorates life’s journey.

This new use for the area honors Armenian-Americans, their heritage, and the shared experience of immigrating to a new home.  

At a Glance

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Architect of Record
Tellalian Associates Architects & Planners, LLC
Meet Our Team

Kevin Beuttell, Associate, Community Development

I like to work in the messy areas at the fringes of traditional disciplines where there are more opportunities for research and interdisciplinary collaboration.
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Robert Corning, Senior Principal, Community Development

I work with clients to develop compelling exterior environments that improve the quality of life in our communities.
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Frank Holmes, Principal

For me, the projects that help our clients achieve their vision and make lasting improvements to the community are the most satisfying.
  • Kevin Beuttell

    Associate, Community Development

  • Robert Corning

    Senior Principal, Community Development

  • Frank Holmes

    Principal

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