Edward Adams graduated from the BAC in 2013 with a Master of Landscape Architecture degree. Born and raised in Boothbay, Maine, Edward has always loved the outdoors. Originally Edward believed he wanted to peruse a career in Architecture, but after taking landscape design classes he realized there was a better fit for him, "I discovered my passion for Landscape Architecture and realized that in this field I could combine my love of the outdoors with design."
His passion for the outdoors led to his concern of environmental issues and a strong interest in natural preservation. Combining his love of nature and design, Edward discovered that he could positively impact the development of human sites and promote sustainability through a career in Landscape Architecture. He grew up learning sustainable land management practices from his parents in rural Maine, at Connecticut College he learned how to develop a concept, at Carol R. Johnson Associates he is now learning technical skills, and at the BAC he is learning how to combine all of his knowledge, skills, and ideas to develop a beautiful site.
Edward feels the MLA program at the BAC was a perfect fit because it allowed him to gain skills in the field while working towards his goal of earning a master's degree. "The BAC program is rigorous and demands exceptional levels of maturity, time-management, and hard work. I was ahead of the curve upon graduation because I already worked and gained skills in a professional practice setting."
Working with members of the Urban Landscape Lab and fellow classmates to develop sustainable solutions to environmental problems around the Mystic River watershed, has been Edward's most positive experience at the BAC. In his advanced MLA Studio: Natural Systems he and his classmates developed plans to re-mediate environmental issues and spark urban renewal in and around the Malden River. At the end of the semester they presented their visions for the river in a public open forum at the Malden Public Library. The forum sparked positive public interest and helped develop ideas for future development.
Edward currently works at Carol R. Johnson Associates in Boston and has previously worked for Keith LeBlanc Landscape Architecture.