NB Whaling Museum

studio2sustain was invited to present a conceptual design for an addition to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. We expanded the initial scope to embrace a long-term plan. Our design included a comprehensive vision for sustainable improvements across the site that celebrated the history of whaling and the museum’s commitment to conservation and education. We superimposed […] Read more »

Spinney Library

studio2sustain extended the artistic experience into the landscape. We designed a sustainable teaching garden with an Energy Sculpture for this privately supported public library in Wareham. The garden will feature indigenous plantings of wildflowers, herbs and flowering plants and be used as a living classroom for local students. The Energy Sculpture celebrates the ever-present American […] Read more »

Nat C. Smith Exhibit

studio2sustain was invited to work with a team that included an historian, a curator and the Rotch.Jones.Duff House & Garden Museum Executive Director Kate Corkum to design an exhibit and catalog of Nat C. Smith, an architect of significance in New Bedford from 1893 – 1943. We participated in this significant project to celebrate the […] Read more »

Wing’s Court

In the heart of downtown lies Wing’s Court – an urban oasis linking Union Street to Purchase Street and Custom House Square. studio2sustain designed a series of gardens that celebrate New Bedford’s sustainable future of offshore renewable wind energy, ocean conservation and green urban-scape initiatives of Mayor Mitchell’s administration. We integrated hardy native species with […] Read more »

NB On The Move

studio2sustain was asked to assist in an effort to redesign the deteriorating basketball courts within an historic Frederick Law Olmsted Buttonwood Park. Supported by the “Friends of Buttonwood Park,” New Bedford on the Move is an effort to engage youth in the appreciation of Buttonwood Park and Basketball. The new courts are being proposed within […] Read more »

River Camp

This ten-acre site along a coastal riverbank was once a Girl Scout camp. studio2sustain first got involved with the site in the 1990s and recently was invited back to help steward the site through a new owner and another vision of growth and development. Much of the structure of our initial work remained, and our […] Read more »

Seaside Site

We celebrate biodiversity. Seaside Site is a sustainable oasis for naturalists living on the shore of Buzzards Bay. studio2sustained developed a site that celebrates their coastal heritage, respect for the environment, and their search for sustainable solutions. These gardens blossom with a collection of diversified native and ornamental species, wild flower lawns, vernacular ground covers, […] Read more »