Saucier + Flynn awarded first place at National Design Competition

A team comprised of Alan Saucier, Bill Flynn and Carrie Richesson from Saucier + Flynn, Ltd as well Chuck Gibson from Chuck Gibson Design were awarded first place in the Charleston Horticultural Society’s Layers of the Landscape National Design Competition.  “The competition integrated issues of art, archaeology, horticulture, landscape architecture, urban design, architecture, graphic design and education, and offered a unique opportunity for designers to propose a means to using the city as a tool for teaching about the interrelationships between the City, the Garden, and history.” (Competition Brief) The competition included an in depth look at five historic sites throughout Charleston, South Carolina and encouraged competitors to creatively express the layers of the site instead of sticking to traditional and systematic approaches. Judges noted that the team’s winning submission was “Historic and site specific and did not include generic strategy. Their system became another layer at each of the five demonstration sties and thus affixed a time.”  Since the results announcement Alan has been a guest speaker at the “Landscape Design and Public Parks- Brownfields Revisited” lecture series on the team’s winning submission at the Clemson Architecture Center’s in Charleston and plans have been on going with the Charleston Horticulture Society and the city of Charleston to implement the team’s ideas.

Alan Saucier Reappointed to Saint-Gaudens Board of Trustees

Alan Saucier has been reappointed to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire. He has been on the Board for 12 years. Saint-Gaudens is a living memorial to the pre-eminent American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens and includes his home, studios, perennial gardens, walks and trails and more than half his life’s work. After Augustus Saint Gaudens death, the site was established as a museum and Augustus’ widow and son formed a Board of Trustees to oversee the site. In 1962 the Board donated the site to the United States for inclusion in the National Park system due to its significant value to the nation’s cultural history. Since its inclusion the Board of Trustees have worked in cooperation with the National Park Service to preserve the site and enhance its development and operations. The board’s dedication and commitment to the site and the arts are evident in the advocacy, conservation and stewardship and education programs ongoing at Saint-Gaudens. Their efforts include seasonal and historical exhibits, annual awards for a new generation of artists, plays, production of several films, and the funding of John Dryfhout’s The Work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Bill Flynn Appointed Chair of the SCUP Membership Committe

Bill Flynn was recently appointed Chair of the Society of College and University Planning’s (SCUP) Membership Committee. As Chair of the Membership Committee Bill also serves on the Board of Directors.  The Society of College and University Planning, established in 1965, is an international society of higher education planning professionals focused on the promotion, advancement and application of effective planning in higher education.

Prior to this appointment Bill had served on the Membership Committee as the Northeast Regional Membership Coordinator. He continues to serve on the North Atlantic Regional Council and previously served as the New Hampshire State Contact from 2000 to 2004.