People [Happenings]

Periodically MaineASLA’s newsletter will provide a feature focus on ASLA member landscape architects’ endeavors in their “spare” time outside the office. Many volunteer their time and talents to support community goals and initiatives, and to generally make Maine a better place.

Libbytown Streetscape

Libbytown Streetscape

Nick and Caitlin Aceto of Aceto Landscape Architects (ALA), an ideas-based, Portland design studio have been rolling up their sleeves, getting involved, and working closely with their home neighborhood association (Libbytown, Portland District 5) in Portland.

Primary among their efforts have been:

  • Leading community visualization and concept generation for a revitalized Congress Street corridor. Refining and giving shape to ideas rooted in the “Case for Growth” initiative in 2017, ALA looked at remediating I-295 impacts, reclaiming “lost” lands, and creating a vibrant urban environment.

  • Envisioning Dougherty Field park improvements. In 2018, ALA's concept for an adventure playground at Dougherty Field helped the neighborhood access more than $130,000 in CDBG funds.

Dougherty Field Playground

Dougherty Field Playground

Are you an ASLA member with a project that  you would like featured?  Please send us (info@maineasla.org)  your summary and a few photos to be considered for future newsletters!