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Private Residences, various North Shore  & Western Mass. locales, MA: Site analysis, landscape master planning, garden, green roof and wetland design as well as plant and hardscape installation and maintenance for residential clients including an historic estate originally laid out by Arthur Shurcliff and another by the Olmsted Brothers.  For seven seasons at Manchester estate, responsibilities included laboring in the various garden spaces including a wild garden, woodland garden, rose garden, vegetable garden, shade garden, lavender terrace, two very large perennial gardens and shrub & tree borders; assisting in layout & design of several projects; and consulting on the turf maintenance program and rain garden.

Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover, MA: Served as horticulturist for an historic country estate owned by The Trustees of Reservations.  Responsibilities included developing and maintaining several historic garden spaces including rose, perennial, vegetable and French gardens, as well as an early 20th-century greenhouse and its collection. Greenhouse production included vegetables, annuals and perennials and maintaining hardwood flowering shrubs, palms, cycads, cacti and orchids. Endeavored to shift the property to an all-organic approach which was later adopted throughout the organization.

Furlong Park, Salem, MA: Served as PM for 5.5-acre park rehab along the banks of the North River.  The space being a critical passive and active recreational asset to abutting neighborhoods had deteriorated and its riverfront access was underutilized.   Plan and construction in progress address bank stabilization including a bioengineered approach; canoe/kayak launch; recreational facility renovations; sheltered gathering space; interpretive signage recalling significant local history and ecological education; accessible path system; formalized entry and celebratory public edge; new plantings.

Magazine Beach, Cambridge, MA:  PM and horticulturist for bank stabilization project at public park along Charles River.  Designed, planted and grew out pre-vegetated coir mats in small wetland nursery.  Also, coordinated harvesting and delivery of mats with follow-on site inspections.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: Worked on tasks related to UMass’s implementation of its Comprehensive Landscape Improvement Plan (CLIP).  Collaborated with the maintenance staff developing both better ways to staff for new building landscapes and to create new foundation planting plans for existing buildings that are more easily maintained and yet aesthetically effective.

Allston Campus Streetscapes of Harvard University/Allston Development Group, Allston, MA: Focused on the design and planting selection for street-side stormwater treatment planters as well as traditional street tree planters, including installation of demo planters. Pushing the envelope by blending the desire to create memorable streetscapes that were holistically sustainable was an overriding design directive. Advocated for integrating rain gardens and bioswales wherever feasible.

Alewife Brook Greenway, Cambridge, Medford, Belmont, Somerville, Arlington, MA for Massachusetts DCR:  Master planning, plus DD and CDs for Alewife Brook Greenway, urban nature reservation and historic parkway. Areas of concentration include habitat restoration, invasive plant monitoring and removal, open space linkages, sustainable maintenance practices, boardwalk, interpretive and planting design.

Moakley Federal Courthouse, South Boston, MA: Analyzed mature plantings in overgrown and under-maintained beds directly situated on the harbor and provided highly focused and cost-effective recommendations for landscape restoration plan.

University of Southern Maine
, Portland, ME: Refined planting design and plant palette to better suit client’s needs.  Also, conducted CA tasks coordinating with architect, contract growers and landscape contractors for research, classroom and library building campus redevelopment including a green roof.

Various Projects, Boston, MA Area: Ms. Haendiges has also worked on a variety of projects that incorporated historic research that led to textual and visual interpretive signage. Her projects in the Boston area include: Squantum Point Park, Quincy; South Boston Beaches, Boston; Lovejoy Wharf Park, Boston; Furlong Park, Salem.  Additional historic research for the following projects: Sweatt Park and Wrentham Common, Wrentham; Route 146 and Blackstone River and Canal, Worcester.

Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH: Research, analysis, design and production of presentation drawings and report writing for restoration feasibility study for historic mill pond and canal system in a 300-acre urban park in Nashua, NH. As an aquatic ecosystem enhancement project, restoration alternatives included: nutrient reduction, pedestrian and bicyclist circulation control, invasive exotic plant species control, structural modifications to allow fish passage, stormwater management, and recommendations for watershed-wide Best Management Practices (BMPs) implementation. Areas of concentration included trail restoration and invasive plant monitoring and removal. 

Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area
, Breckenridge County, KY & Cane Ridge Wildlife Management Area, Gibson County, IN: For Yellowbank, responsible for researching, designing and production of construction drawing set for 45 acres of wildlife foraging and nesting habitat including habitat for a federally endangered bat species along the Ohio River. Plan included wetland, native grassland and forest buffer restoration. For Cane Ridge, performed similar role on project that melded the work of a state wildlife agency and a local power plant to create nesting habitat for the endangered interior least tern.

Routes 46 & 3/ Third River Stream Daylighting, W. Paterson, Clifton, Little Falls, NJ: Responsible for coordinating with client and other subconsultants including presentation to NJDOT, supervising the team effort, researching, designing and production of conceptual design drawings and feasibility report for stream daylighting of urban river in association with highway improvement project. Daylighting and realignment of predominantly culverted river channel will provide restored ecological linkages as well as better flood capacity and a new neighborhood amenity.

INS Border Control Stations, Jackman, Calais, & Van Buren, ME: Conducted site analysis, design development, construction drawing set and cost estimate for new border detention centers in northern Maine including site drainage, planting and hardscape design, and all non-structural site amenities using LID techniques. The Northeast Regional Chapter of Construction Management Associations named the Jackman station “Public Project of the Year in 2007.”

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI: Developed illustrated rain garden maintenance manual for university’s landscape maintenance staff use as well as director’s overall understanding of labor needs.

Wrentham Town Common Master Plan, Wrentham, MA: Supervised support staff, managed and coordinated with client and subconsultants, researched and produced master plan presentation drawings, and performed public presentations for small town public landscape committee. Focus of plan included pedestrian and vehicular circulation, site amenity design and recommendations, lighting and planting recommendations, layout alternatives, cost estimating and construction phasing priorities.

University of Rhode Island Master Plan, Kingston, RI: Analysis and production of master plan presentation drawings for large state land grant university. Areas of concentration included land use and campus character analysis, lighting and site amenity material selection, and recommended planting lists.

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