MVR Landscape Architect 21c

MVR Landscape Architect 21c

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Springtime glory in Ft Tryon Park, NY NY early AM. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. Anyone would. More images of Cherry trees in full bloom at H Line Arborist Page.
Happy Spring everyone! Here's to success with Daffodils, with both both planting and photography of them in bloom. These planted at Bronx Comm. College last October. Imagery near ground-level shot yesterday 4.8.22. Enjoy!
MVR Rubs Elbows with Olmsted (Brothers). For a Spring 21 RFP anyway, to renovate the New Lafe Café in Ft Tryon Park NYC. Teaming with Jorge Arias Architecture for client Salina Prabasi was an honor and rewarding in itself. The prospect of contributing significantly locally (Riverdale, Bronx) thru ‘Landscape Gardening’ means (a la Olmsted) was greatly motivating too.

Previous post with 4 Views summarizes Landscape 21c recommendations to restore grounds to 1) open them up substantially, and 2) result in conditions more in keeping with what Olmsted had in mind spatially for the local site within Ft. Tryon Park. Would be breathtakingly exciting if measures actually happen! Let’s all wait and see.

MVR 2021 Project Highlight

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-tryon-park
Restoration of New Leaf Café, RFP*. MVR 2021 project highlight. Teamed with Jorge Arias Architecture for proposal to NYC Parks to renovate Landmark Building and its surrounding landscape in Fort Tryon Park NY NY. L.Arch contribution was development of clear site objectives/measures to enhance the Café and its operation; which are conveyed in a series of photo renderings (by me) shown here.

Since submitted in May, winning proposal has yet to be announced, but collaboration with strong team of professionals was rewarding in itself, as was prospect of making significant contribution to my local community in Riverdale, Bronx through landscape architecture.

Objectives
Fig 1. From Dining Terrace create strong visual connections to surrounding landscape areas.
Fig 2 Develop culinary MicroGardens for Café kitchen use.
Fig 3 From points west, develop view to the Landmark Building to understand it as an awesome destination!
Fig 4 Accentuate view of New Leaf among stand of 100-year American Elms with forest canopy west as a backdrop.
*Request for Proposal
2021 Project Highlight: Hall of Fame Terrace at Bronx Community College. Task: Landscape restoration of 19c National Historic Landmark
Landscape 21c Restoration of 19c National Historic Landmark, Bronx, NY. 2021 project highlight- Bronx Community College. Involved was landscape restoration at building entries and enhancement of the college’s Main Quad. Focus is restoration measures at the Hall of Fame Terrace, as fine a landmark I’ve seen on any college campus, or anywhere else.

Work called into play hands-on 35-year experience in historic landscape preservation, dating back to my Honors research in 1987 when graduating from Ohio State U. in Columbus, Ohio.

Was somewhat of a thrill enhancing notable Beaux Arts architecture at the BCC Campus. Felt like buffing jewels of years gone by, of which the entire NYC region has a great abundance.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-community-college-named-national-historic-landmark-article-1.1201244
Pxim Jefferson ▪ Vintage (Paper) Makes the Difference
Media: Hard Pastel on 8.75” x 8.75” ‘Vintage’ Stationary Paper

U.S. Nickel included to honor Thomas Jefferson, and for scale purposes -- for use as a bar scale:

A nickel measures .8” in diameter. On any device, mobile or desktop, derive variation in dimensions from original size (.8”di.) or level of zoom magnification of the nickel (or a penny, quarter) within viewed artwork.

In #LSCP Series: #CityCurrents #LandmarkXL #TreeLscp #LArch
An ▪XL–inthe-Works ▪XL1 (Phase 1) Lay-in Media: #HardPastel 8.75” x 8.75” on Green-gray ‘Vintage’ Stationary Paper. ▪XL2 #PxPaint 25% complete ▪XL3 Zoom: 3X -4X
Pxims: sensational ‘microscopic’ texture and color effects from impressions by hand media. More: https://www.facebook.com/xlworks.pastelsxl/videos/578986132870142
‘Pxim Degas D.C. at National Gallery of Art’

#artcollector #contemporaryart #neoimpressionism #pxImpressionist #XLworks #PastelsXL #pxim #HardPastel #HDPastels #artistsoninstagram #NYCgallery #artlover #artoftheday, #IdeasMatter #Artistny #arthistory #landscapearchitect #architecturelovers #washingtondc #DCarchitecture #HandMatters
Landscape Architecture at its best. Rendering too...
Lscp Design 2020. On right in Powerpoint is CAD-drafted rendering of designed plant masses for garden in Riverdale, NY. On left, is labeling in ACAD 2020 using right image as reference, completing design as I go along.
Taken 8.31.19. Posted In memory of all the fallen and stricken by 9/11.
Posted in memory of the fallen on 9/11, and in acknowledgement of the many stricken in its wake. Photos from August 31, 2019
Sighted in Poconos, PA residential garden just loving it! I as well for never seeing our native Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, so happy.

MVR is a NYS Reg. Landscape Architect and ISA-Arborist specializing in Master Plans. Emphasis is on Shade Tree planting, sustainable gardens, Deer-Tolerance, and Period Homes- including Modern .

In Riverdale, NY serving Tri-state area. NYS Reg. Landscape Architect, 1999, ISA Certified Arborist, 2008
Ed: Harvard U. Graduate School of Design, Master in Landscape Architecture
Ohio State University, BS in Horticulture

Please view website or LinkedIn profile for more on MVR bio.

Operating as usual

Photos from MVR Landscape Architect 21c's post 04/11/2022

Springtime glory in Ft Tryon Park, NY NY early AM. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. Anyone would. More images of Cherry trees in full bloom at H Line Arborist Page.

Photos from MVR Landscape Architect 21c's post 04/09/2022

Happy Spring everyone! Here's to success with Daffodils, with both both planting and photography of them in bloom. These planted at Bronx Comm. College last October. Imagery near ground-level shot yesterday 4.8.22. Enjoy!

12/11/2021

MVR Rubs Elbows with Olmsted (Brothers). For a Spring 21 RFP anyway, to renovate the New Lafe Café in Ft Tryon Park NYC. Teaming with Jorge Arias Architecture for client Salina Prabasi was an honor and rewarding in itself. The prospect of contributing significantly locally (Riverdale, Bronx) thru ‘Landscape Gardening’ means (a la Olmsted) was greatly motivating too.

Previous post with 4 Views summarizes Landscape 21c recommendations to restore grounds to 1) open them up substantially, and 2) result in conditions more in keeping with what Olmsted had in mind spatially for the local site within Ft. Tryon Park. Would be breathtakingly exciting if measures actually happen! Let’s all wait and see.

MVR 2021 Project Highlight

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-tryon-park

12/10/2021

Restoration of New Leaf Café, RFP*. MVR 2021 project highlight. Teamed with Jorge Arias Architecture for proposal to NYC Parks to renovate Landmark Building and its surrounding landscape in Fort Tryon Park NY NY. L.Arch contribution was development of clear site objectives/measures to enhance the Café and its operation; which are conveyed in a series of photo renderings (by me) shown here.

Since submitted in May, winning proposal has yet to be announced, but collaboration with strong team of professionals was rewarding in itself, as was prospect of making significant contribution to my local community in Riverdale, Bronx through landscape architecture.

Objectives
Fig 1. From Dining Terrace create strong visual connections to surrounding landscape areas.
Fig 2 Develop culinary MicroGardens for Café kitchen use.
Fig 3 From points west, develop view to the Landmark Building to understand it as an awesome destination!
Fig 4 Accentuate view of New Leaf among stand of 100-year American Elms with forest canopy west as a backdrop.
*Request for Proposal

Photos from MVR Landscape Architect 21c's post 12/05/2021

Landscape 21c Restoration of 19c National Historic Landmark, Bronx, NY. 2021 project highlight- Bronx Community College. Involved was landscape restoration at building entries and enhancement of the college’s Main Quad. Focus is restoration measures at the Hall of Fame Terrace, as fine a landmark I’ve seen on any college campus, or anywhere else.

Work called into play hands-on 35-year experience in historic landscape preservation, dating back to my Honors research in 1987 when graduating from Ohio State U. in Columbus, Ohio.

Was somewhat of a thrill enhancing notable Beaux Arts architecture at the BCC Campus. Felt like buffing jewels of years gone by, of which the entire NYC region has a great abundance.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-community-college-named-national-historic-landmark-article-1.1201244

05/10/2020

Pxim Jefferson_Vintage Paper Makes the Difference

Pxim Jefferson ▪ Vintage (Paper) Makes the Difference
Media: Hard Pastel on 8.75” x 8.75” ‘Vintage’ Stationary Paper

U.S. Nickel included to honor Thomas Jefferson, and for scale purposes -- for use as a bar scale:

A nickel measures .8” in diameter. On any device, mobile or desktop, derive variation in dimensions from original size (.8”di.) or level of zoom magnification of the nickel (or a penny, quarter) within viewed artwork.

In Series:
An ▪XL–inthe-Works ▪XL1 (Phase 1) Lay-in Media: 8.75” x 8.75” on Green-gray ‘Vintage’ Stationary Paper. ▪XL2 25% complete ▪XL3 Zoom: 3X -4X
Pxims: sensational ‘microscopic’ texture and color effects from impressions by hand media. More: https://www.facebook.com/xlworks.pastelsxl/videos/578986132870142
‘Pxim Degas D.C. at National Gallery of Art’

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12/30/2019

By HAND and Pixels Fine Art_from Michael Victor_MVR

Landscape Architecture at its best. Rendering too...

Pxim Jefferson ▪ Vintage (Paper) Makes the Difference
Media: Hard Pastel on 8.75” x 8.75” ‘Vintage’ Stationary Paper

U.S. Nickel included to honor Thomas Jefferson, and for scale purposes -- for use as a bar scale:

A nickel measures .8” in diameter. On any device, mobile or desktop, derive variation in dimensions from original size (.8”di.) or level of zoom magnification of the nickel (or a penny, quarter) within viewed artwork.

In Series:
An ▪XL–inthe-Works ▪XL1 (Phase 1) Lay-in Media: 8.75” x 8.75” on Green-gray ‘Vintage’ Stationary Paper. ▪XL2 25% complete ▪XL3 Zoom: 3X -4X
Pxims: sensational ‘microscopic’ texture and color effects from impressions by hand media. More: https://www.facebook.com/xlworks.pastelsxl/videos/578986132870142
‘Pxim Degas D.C. at National Gallery of Art’

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11/12/2019

Lscp Design 2020. On right in Powerpoint is CAD-drafted rendering of designed plant masses for garden in Riverdale, NY. On left, is labeling in ACAD 2020 using right image as reference, completing design as I go along.

09/11/2019

Taken 8.31.19. Posted In memory of all the fallen and stricken by 9/11.

09/11/2019

Posted in memory of the fallen on 9/11, and in acknowledgement of the many stricken in its wake. Photos from August 31, 2019

08/25/2019

Sighted in Poconos, PA residential garden just loving it! I as well for never seeing our native Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis, so happy.

05/31/2019

NL NativeLSCP_ TulipTree-Liriodendron tulipifera. 200'+ Named from shape of leaves and flower. Fairly common in woods. Messy in lawns, and on city streets. MEMORIAL Day bloom.

SUBTLE SPRING Canopy Tree Landscape Late May-June 05/30/2019

Major Tree = Large.CanopyShadeTree. Small = Small.FloweringTree.
Album highlights sequential, seasonal features of Major Trees in suburban to rural yards, estates, parks, campuses, etc. (non-city built environments). For Cont. Ed. as NYS Lscp Architect.

NL=NativeLSCP EI=Exotic.Invasive

05/30/2019

Now to be consistent across platforms, showing the same face. I ll keep the test ones here for a minute.

SUBTLE SPRING Canopy Tree Landscape Late May-June 05/29/2019

Major Tree = Large.CanopyShadeTree. Small = Small.FloweringTree.
Album highlights sequential, seasonal features of Major Trees in suburban to rural yards, estates, parks, campuses, etc. (non-city built environments). For Cont. Ed. as NYS Lscp Architect.

NL=NativeLSCP EI=Exotic.Invasive

SUBTLE SPRING Canopy Tree Landscape Late May-June 05/28/2019

Major Tree = Large.CanopyShadeTree. Small = Small.FloweringTree.
Album highlights sequential, seasonal features of Major Trees in suburban to rural yards, estates, parks, campuses, etc. (non-city built environments). For Cont. Ed. as NYS Lscp Architect.

NL=NativeLSCP EI=Exotic.Invasive

05/28/2019

SUBTLE SPRING_ Major Trees' 60 States of Textural Grace

Spring19Now! Pt 2 SUBTLE SPRING Late May-June 2019
First, I thank all who watched Spring 2019 unfold with me in IG Story!
Going forward late May-June, like videos and images on Northeast canopy trees and shrubs –of visual interest or in bloom at time of posting -- will be on Facebook. Video here on Instagram was in 3 15 second segments.

Videos like this and posts to Albums identified below will be on-going means to earn (in part) Continuing Education credits mandatory to maintain status as NYS Registered Landscape Architect and ISA-Certified Arborist. Posts are for both professionals and general public.

Facebook @21clandscape Albums: “Canopy Tree Landscape” “NativeLscp”
Facebook @treesnyc Albums: “CITY Canopy Tree Landscape” “CityYards”
Albums will expand by varying climate regions and tree species found -- city to country.

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SUBTLE SPRING Canopy Tree Landscape Late May-June 05/23/2019

Major Tree = Large.CanopyShadeTree. Small = Small.FloweringTree.
Album highlights sequential, seasonal features of Major Trees in suburban to rural yards, estates, parks, campuses, etc. (non-city built environments). For Cont. Ed. as NYS Lscp Architect.

NL=NativeLSCP EI=Exotic.Invasive

05/23/2019

NY Canopy Tree Landscape Garden from 1993-97

6 years after last, 2 years after Harvard U. GSD. For 20 years after '97 owner and dear friend, Mike Bakwin (Mr B), kept making his special Garden more and more spectacular, and would invite all his friends for a Garden Party to share it. He kept saying he was going to stop, but Party got bigger every year.

A month after this article was published in early Nov. 2018, Mr B. passed away. I have dedicated this article in his memory, and do so again here. Google "Bakwin Garden" for more.
Full interview: https://artisspectrum.com/magazine/38/48/

05/22/2019

By HAND and Pixels Fine Art_from Michael Victor_MVR

Now part of 'Subtle Spring'.

This episode shows many common Spring colors beyond the 1 bright “Spring Green” with which it is associated.
Background: As a Cert.Arborist and Registered Lscp Architect in Tri-State NY and NYC itself I have been studying shade tree species populations closely for 25 years. Until Mid-May, this ‘Story’ -- from a purely visual perspective -- will show trees' magical transformation in Spring that I always wanted to investigate in depth. For more visit @21clscp and @trees21c FB Pages.

05/21/2019

Landscape Master Plan from 1987, right after graduating from Ohio State U., in which I determined open space beyond the pool here. Foreground garden was developed by others since. Home of Jeff and Cindy Asman in Columbus, Ohio. Taken by Jeff yesterday, Sunday, May 19. Well done Jeff! Send more!

05/14/2019

WIP View of where I live along Hudson River and practice Landscape Architecture. Prior is what I look at daily. View is also more descriptive, arguably, of 21C Landscape(s) of where most people live now, water body included, and where landscape architects make a noticeable difference.

Prior view showed a bucolic world not far from that of Washington Irving and his character Rip Van Winkle, who fell asleep again! This time though for 200 YEARS all up the way up the Hudson 150 miles beyond Albany!

Thoughts Katie Theis? Anyone else?

05/11/2019

Spring19Now! Special MOTHER’S DAY EDITION Sunday 5.12.19

Spring19Now! MOTHER’S DAY EDITION Sunday 5.12.19
This post Shares the joy of LSCP Flowering Trees & Shrubs that bloom reliably each year on Mother’s Day across the northern U.S. -- favorites like Lilacs, Azaleas & Dogwoods. Please spread the joy.

Am an Arborist and Lscp Architect NY to OH. This short is part of a ‘Story’ I am telling this May -- from a visual perspective -- of trees' magical Springtime transformation. Credit to my nephew David Michael for his accomplished work on this video. More On IG, IG Highlights and FB @21clscp_pastelsxl.

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05/11/2019

By HAND and Pixels Fine Art_from Michael Victor_MVR

'Spring19Now!' Special MOTHER’S DAY EDITION Sunday 5.12.19
This post Shares LSCP Flowering Trees & Shrubs that bloom reliably each year on Mother’s Day across the northern U.S. -- favorites like Lilacs, Azaleas & Dogwoods. Please help spread the joy they bring to all.
Am an Arborist and Lscp Architect from NY to MA to OH. This video short is part of a ‘Story’ I am telling this May -- from a visual perspective -- of trees' magical Springtime transformation. On IG, IG Highlights and FB @21clscp_pastelsxl. For more, visit @21clscp and @trees21c FB Pages.

Major credit goes to my nephew DAVID MICHAEL RUGGIERO aka VideosMDR in Kent, Ohio for such amazing work stitching this video together and selecting the music for it.

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05/08/2019

This composite image summarizes a Story I have been observing for 30 years. It’s a Story otherwise somewhat fragmented in time and space. Never are these prevalent Spring Flowering Trees assembled in one place together, much less lined-up by bloom order! Planted 1 by 1 with blooms that overlap, sequence is confusing, no matter how many years watched. Still best to understand by groups as here. Feel free to download and share.

Part 2 of Spring19Now! now on IG and Facebook.

This composite summarizes a Story I have been observing for 30+ years. It’s a Story otherwise fragmented in time and space. Never are these prevalent Spring Flowering Trees assembled in one place, much less lined-up in order! Planted 1 by 1 with blooms that overlap, sequence is confusing, no matter how many years watched. Still best to understand by groups as here. Feel free to download and share.

Part 2 of Spring19Now! now on IG and Facebook.

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RLA Arborist designs ‘Canopy Tree Landscapes’ suited to New York City Tri-State area. For Residential to AE Site Plan Landscapes. Serving Riverdale, Westchester County and the Hudson (Valley) Landscape region since 1993.

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Pxim Jefferson_Vintage Paper Makes the Difference
Sighted in Poconos, PA residential garden just loving it! I as well for never seeing our native Cardinal Flower, Lobelia...
Spring19Now! Special MOTHER’S DAY EDITION Sunday 5.12.19
For Facebook video album. For better resolution viewing please  follow link in post immediately prior to this one.
For FB video album. Dual posting explained in previous post.
Field ID of 2 NE Coastal Pines

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