Gillette Stadium River Daylighting
Client | New England Patriots/Kraft Group
Tom was engaged to execute every piece of the landscape design for this project- from the master plan through to construction documents, all as a part of the planning and construction of the new Gillette Stadium. Specifically, Tom was engaged to enhance daylighting and re-create the riparian habitat for a one mile section of Neponset River.
The daylighting project removed two blocked culverts and reconnected disrupted sections of the river, diverting flow back to river’s historic alignment. Wetland mitigation and flood control provided major drivers for this fast-tracked project that proceeded from concept to implementation in less than one year. The flood control structure served as an access path to the stadium’s railroad station, adding to the project’s visibility. Tom leveraged complex wetland compliance elements to maximize the visual impact of natural edge to developed portion of site.