Urban Birds and Blinds

Matt Gilman, Master of Landscape Architecture

Matthew Gilman is a Master of Landscape Architecture student at the Boston Architectural College. As part of the semester-long course, Natural System Studio, Matthew and fellow students developed architectural and landscape designs for the Malden River corridor. Below is Matthew's proposal: Urban Birds and Blinds

This project creates new and enhanced avian habitat by increasing the size and connectivity of habitat patches along the Malden River. The result will be to attract existing species in greater number, attract new species, and make them a draw to the public. The paths along the habitats proposed will not impede the bird habitats, by carefully controlling the level of human access, determined by each habitat type. The habitat typologies will also govern the placement and style of bird blinds to increase the public's enjoyment of the site and the viewing of wildlife.