Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, North Carolina
TEND will provide strategic consulting to Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA), for the completion of a master plan for the historic Dorothea Dix Hospital property in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Dix Hospital property has been purchased by the City of Raleigh, with the intent of planning, designing and constructing a world class civic park. TEND will work with MVVA and Utile (architects and planners) to assess extant historic resources, determine how resources can best contribute to the future park, and plan for resources to serve the programmatic and design vision established for the property, with the City of Raleigh, the Dix Park Conservancy, and the public. TEND is part of a multi-disciplinary team managed by MVVA, to plan the complex issues at this important, historic and cultural site.

Governor Oliver Ames Estate, The Trustees of Reservations, Easton, MA
TEND worked with the Trustees of Reservations to plan a new visitor pavilion at the Oliver Ames Estate in Easton, MA. Engaging with the very talented staff and leadership at the Trustees, TEND helped to conceptualize and guide a process that will develop a program for a new visitor space at the Ames estate. TEND helped lead a planning team to refine a program, define desired outcomes for the project, manage an internal design process, and complete smart operational and organizational planning that will insure the long-term success of the new venue.
Smith Campus Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Harvard University’s Office of Campus Services has engaged TEND to participate in the design
development stage of the university’s new campus center, to help evaluate the building’s programmatic goals, the design’s fulfillment of the project objectives, and to plan intelligently for the operation of the new campus center. TEND will work with the university’s internal project management team, the project’s London-based architects Hopkins Architects, and the operations staff at the university to maximize the useful program of the new building, and to develop an operational plan for the completed campus center. The new campus center will open in 2018.

Barr Foundation, Boston, MA
TEND works with the Barr Foundation in Boston on a diverse range of projects, including the evaluation and assessment of capital projects, management of construction projects, and development of complex urban planning initiatives focussing on open space, real estate development, green buildings, and organizational capacity. TEND has been most deeply involved in the Barr Foundation’s Boston waterfront initiative. Through this initiative, TEND has assisted in setting goals, priorities, and work plans, and in coordinating the grant funded activities of Barr’s partners in the waterfront work. This initiative seeks to promote a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront, that addresses the challenges and opportunities of resilience, open space and access, mobility, and quality, responsible real estate development.

JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
TEND managed a comprehensive, multi-phase renovation of the John F. Kennedy Library’s permanent museum galleries. The project team of ESI Design, Kubic/Maltbie, Electrosonics, Inc., and Richard Lewis Media Group, designed and renovated the permanent exhibits at this iconic presidential library. The first phase of this complex project provided a “digital backbone” for the museum, conserved and digitally enhanced archival material for new exhibits, and introduced several new interactive exhibits, all aimed at more deeply engaging visitors in the rich and important archival collections of the Library. Phase one renovations were completed in March 2015.

Garden Renovations, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA
Since the opening of the new Renzo Piano addition several years ago, the Gardner Museum focussed on improving the design and programming of its outdoor gardens. TEND managed the Michael Van Valkenbourg Associates redesign of the museum’s Monks Garden in 2013, and worked with the same project team on renovating the museum’s cafe garden. The new garden was completed in the fall of 2015.