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The Bigelow Laboratory Dormitory has received funding from the Harold Alfond Foundation and is scheduled to break ground in April. For more information,visit the Bigelow Laboratory news page

Michael is attending the 2015 ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo in Chicago, IL 

November 6-10, and acting as host for an educational session presented by several note firms on new park planning in Chicago.

Modern Texas Prefab is featured on designboom this week. Check it out!

Michael is visiting Telluride, CO on November 5th to begin design studies for a new, urban park.





mbla is pleased to welcome another new member to our team,

Tyler Holmquist.


He is a recent graduate

of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor Degree in

Landscape Architecture.





mbla welcomes the

newest member of our team,

Qianyu Li.


She is a recent graduate

of the University of Illinois with a Masters Degree in

Landscape Architecture.

Michael is attending Immersion Workshop as a visiting lecturer for the second year in a row. This year's studio will be held from August 1st-8th and will be led by architects Rick Joy, Peter Stutchbury and Richard Leplastrier.

Modern Texas Prefab residence, a collaboration with Aadmodt/Plumb Architects recently won a 2015 AIA Austin Design Award for excellence in design. Click the video above to hear jurors comments. 

Amy is attending the Woody Plant Conference on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. This conference has been held annually since 1996 to educate, prompt, and stimulate conversation about woody plants in our landscapes.

The Bently Heritage Distillery project officially broke ground this week in Minden, Nevada. Two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places will be restored as part of this world class estate distillery

mbla is pleased to recognize Seth Kimball as he celebrates 10 years with mbla. Seth has played an integral role designing and managing many projects over the years. We congratulate him on this milestone and invite everyone to do the same!





mbla welcomes the

newest member of our team,

Amy Magida.

She is a licensed

landscape architect who

previously worked at OLIN,

in Philadelphia.

Virginia Commonwealth University has officially broken ground on the Institute for Contemporary Art. This project with Steven Holl Architects is featured this week on ArchDaily.

Michael is attending the ASLA Annual Meeting, this year held in Denver, CO, November 21-24. 

mbla has joined 8 INC's design team for the Bently Heritage Distillery project in Minden, Nevada. 

Michael has been appointed by Portland Mayor Michael Brennan to the Congress Square Re-Design Study Group.

The conclusion of 2014 marked

20 Years of

Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture


mbla wishes everyone a happy and successful new year! 

Michael visited Immersion Workshop, a traveling architecture studio focused on contextually responsive design, who hosted a week long master class in Woodstock Vermont, led this year by architects Rick Joy, Marlon Blackwell and Tom Kundig. Michael presented an evening lecture of MBLA’s work and assisted student teams as they developed their design proposals. 

We are pleased to announce that Jeff Pelletier has been named an Associate of the firm. Jeff has contributed a great deal to the success of the office over the past ten years and we look forward to his continued dedication and leadership in this new role.

mbla teamed with Oudens Ello Architecture in a competitive design charette to develop a concept to maximize the full potential of a historic property in Maine - Woodlawn Museum, Gardens and Park. We are pleased to announce that our team has been selected to develop the master plan for the estate. Check it out in this week's addition of the Bangor Daily News.

Sun Valley House, with Rick Joy Architects, has been featured as a Record House this month in Architectural Record.

New Project Announcements:


A waterfront residence on the North Fork of Long Island, with Olson Kundig Architects and RPMiller Design, and Schuchart/Dow contractors and project managers.


And, with Gluckman Tang Architects, we've begun design development for a mixed-use project that includes nearly a dozen new buildings that will accommodate a range of activities: custom furniture fabrication and exhibition, guest lodging, entertainment, and a substantial private park. The project is located on the edge of Beijing, China.

mbla is assisting with a design studio at University of Maine Augusta for second year BA architecture students. Michael and Gretchen participated in preliminary desk crits and a mid-semester review focusing on the topic of site analysis as part of the architectural design process.

Hodgdon Pond House won an AIA Maine COTE Design Award and was featured in this month's issue of Maine Home + Design.

mbla is pleased and proud to recognize Jeff Pelletier and Gretchen Giumarro as they celebrate 10 years with the firm. Gretchen and Jeff have made substantial contributions to many of our projects and to the evolution of the firm. We congratulate them on this milestone and invite everyone to do the same!

Michael is a guest speaker at the AIA Arkansas Convention on October 11th.

Check out our Beach House project with Aamodt Plumb Architects on ArchDaily.





mbla extends

congratulations to 

Ananda Kantner 

for her recent

professional registration as a 

Maine Licensed

Landscape Architect

Jeff is attending two seminars at Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Climate Adapted Design: Buildings, Neighborhoods, and Rules and Climate Adapted Design: Regions, Infrastructure, and Finance.

mbla is commencing work

on two new residential projects;

one in Southhampton and

a village house in East Hampton.

mbla was part of the project team for Hamptons Beach House, a weekend house designed by Aamodt Plumb Architects. This project recently won the 2012 BSA Design Award for Design Excellence in Housing Design.

Michael visited the ruins of the old city of  ad-Dir'iyah, near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia while visiting clients there.

Telluride Residence, completed in 2010 with Anmahian Winton Architects, has been featured this month in Architectural Record.

mbla has commenced work on a a new dormitory for the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science in East Boothbay with

Scott Simons Architects.





mbla extends

congratulations to 

Seth Kimball 

for his recent

professional registration as a 

Maine Licensed

Landscape Architect

mbla is commencing work on a number of new residential projects. Among them are; a private villa near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a family summer house on Prince Edward Island.

Michael is presenting conceptual designs for a residential project as part of the Portland Society of Architecture's Drink 'N Crit event on January 14th at Space Gallery in Portland, Maine.

Michael is presenting mbla's work for

Tahar Messadi's architecture studios,

ARCH 4016: Comprehensive Design Studio and ARCH 4154: Environmental Technology 2 and Building Systems, at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.


mbla has commenced work on several residential projects including a new home on Islesboro, Maine, an existing home in Winchester, Massachusetts and two residences in Northwest Arkansas. We have also become engaged as land planners and landscape architects for a boutique resort in upstate New York.




mbla welcomes

the newest member of our team, 

Ananda Kantner

mbla has become engaged in

the following new projects:


All Saints' Episcopal Church

Bentonville, Arkansas

Marlon Blackwell Architect


Pavilion at Eskenazi Health

Indianapolis, Indiana

Diller Scofidio + Renfro


Private Estate

Bridgehampton, New York

Gluckman Mayner Architects

Michael is visiting Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA to review students' work in Assistant Professor Michael Carroll's studio, and presenting mbla's work in a public lecture.

Michael is presenting mbla's Private Fishing Lodge project as part of the Portland Society of Architects' Drink 'N Crit event on March 12th at Space Gallery in Portland, Maine.

mbla is part of Rockwell Group's winning team to design an urban villa in Rio de Janeiro.

Michael is a juror for the final review of Shane Coen's landscape architecture studio: 'Modernizing MIT', at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jeff is attending a conference at the

Museum of Modern Art,

New York:  Second Wave of Modernism II: Landscape Complexity and Transformation

Michael is attending a series of workshops and events at Build Boston.

Michael is attending a reception to celebrate the

publication of DETROIT: 138 SQUARE MILES 

by Julia Reyes Taubman, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York.

Michael is presenting work done by mbla and participating in student reviews for Marlon Blackwell's architecture studio at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

Michael is participating on the jury reviewing design proposals by students in Shane Coen's MLA Option Studio: Modernizing MIT, at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Michael is presenting a range of projects and leading discussions on the process of collaborative design for Adjunct Professor Amy Hinkley's senior architecture seminar at the University of Maine at Augusta on October 6, 2011.

Michael is attending Ghost 13 an international architecture conference hosted by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. The theme, 'Ideas in Things', addresses architecture as a commitment to place and offers a critique of the current separation of the academy and practice; the mind and the hand.

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