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Lynn Wolff, FASLA (1956-2016)

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Lynn Wolff, FASLA, was among the 12 landscape architects presented in LASN's inaugural "Women in Landscape Architecture" issue (Oct. 2015 issue) http://www.landscapeonline.com/research/article.php/27800. She told LASN she attributed her success to the ability to "communicate to a broad audience and to gain consensus amongst many."


The Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) reports that Lynn Wolff, FASLA, president and principal of Copley Wolff Design Group (CWDG) of Boston, has passed away.

A MLA graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (1981), Lynn had over 35 years of experience in planning and design, specializing in complex urban projects requiring expertise in project management for multidisciplinary teams, multiple clients and extensive cultural, historical, public art and public participation components.

Her extensive project work included such high profile Boston area projects as the Central Artery Surface Restoration; planning and design of the Wharf District Parks, Rose Kennedy Greenway; the renovation of the Frog Pond in Boston Common; and the design of the award-winning therapy trail at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charleston, Mass. Work outside of Boston included renovation of an indoor playground in Columbus, Indiana, originally designed in the early 1970s by Cesar Pelli, and the design of a new Science Park at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.

The BSLA says Lynn in recent years was involved in the planning and design of a garden at Rosie's Place, a women's shelter in Boston; a healing garden at the Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington, Vermont; and gardens at the Teaching Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. For the past eight years, BSLA says Lynn has regularly assembled flower arrangements at the Women's Lunch Place in Boston, a center that helps homeless and poor women. She is also a cofounded of Peter's FUNd Racer, a ski race that raises money for melanoma research.

Lynn was honored as an ASLA Fellow in 2006, and served as president and trustee of the BSLA. Her professional affiliations also included Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Civic Design Commission, the American Planning Association and the Commonwealth Institute.

Lynn was a mentor to young designer talent, while exhibiting an entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership that is reflected in the continuing success of the Copley Wolff Design Group.

The BSLA says Lynn will be remembered for her ideas and her inspiration, her positive attitude, good humor and generosity.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at The Old South Church in Boston.






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