Copley Wolff Design Group
Landscape Architects & Planners
Originally built in 1976, the Plaza had fallen into disrepair over the years. Copley Wolff and the design team developed a complete redesign of the park, which now acts as an important welcoming gateway to the City of Springfield.
The new design includes a central plaza with an interactive water feature, seating areas, plantings, a monumental staircase featuring a series of overlook landings with seat walls, rotating art installations, improved pedestrian access, infrastructure updates, multi-faceted green spaces and gathering areas, and upgraded utility connections.
The design also features a renovated elevator as an integral architectural element to help visitors surmount the 40-foot change in elevation from the Park’s downtown location up to the Quadrangle, the cluster of museums, and numerous cultural institutions in Springfield’s Metro Center.
Photo Courtesy: 01-06 (Anthony Crisafulli), 07 (Copley Wolff)
Founded in 1990, Copley Wolff Design Group is a landscape architecture firm specializing in the planning and design of academic, housing, roof deck, corporate, institutional, mixed-use, park, waterfront, and children’s play and discovery projects. We focus on placemaking, integrating art into the landscape, cultural and historical interpretation, education, and community participation.
Copley Wolff Design Group is comprised of 15 landscape architects, planners, and support staff including USGBC LEED® and SITES Accredited Professionals. Our team brings together our skills and knowledge of art, architecture, sociology, history, psychology, engineering, environment, and ecology to create places people want to be.