Initial Concept | The Northeastern University Veterans Memorial, dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2006, honors the memory of those soldiers, students of Northeastern, who lost their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces in World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the current conflict in Iraq. The Memorial provides a place for contemplation, reflection and remembrance.
Lasting Impact | The projectís significance lies in its ability to make a seamless transition between public and private outdoor space that is both ceremonial and intimate in nature. Three parallel elements co-exist to organize the site including: a contemplative garden which honors the fallen soldiers, a public plaza for ceremonial events, and a black granite wall with poignant images of each conflict. Plant material was selected to highlight and strengthen these spaces and provide seasonal interest in a highly visible location. The Veterans Memorial received a Merit Award in Memorial Design from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects in 2008 and was completed in collaboration with Bauen Studio, Boston, MA. Client | Northeastern University