Mahan Rykiel Talks “Placemaking” at Preservation Maryland’s Old Line State Summit

Mahan Rykiel at Old Line State Summit

Mahan Rykiel’s Planning Director Tom McGilloway will be presenting Placemaking- Leveraging Opportunities to Activate Urban Spaces at Preservation Maryland’s Old Line State Summit. Preservation Maryland is the State’s largest preservation organization dedicated to advocacy, outreach and education, and funding. The summit is a culmination of the organization’s year of workshops, lectures, tours and town hall meetings. The Summit covers a range of issues including placemaking, planning for climate change, outreach, engagement, architecture documentation and more.  

McGilloway will join a panel of design professionals to discuss the collaborative practice of “placemaking” through real world examples and outcomes. McGilloway’s presentation will outline guiding principles he has followed in placemaking such as being authentic to place, considering the edges of the project, getting the most bang for buck, making it doable, being flexible and gauging the willingness of a client to try something new.

McGilloway leads a broad range of master planning projects that include downtown/neighborhood revitalization, park planning and design, and campus master planning. Tom’s emphasis on and fluidity in managing stakeholder engagement processes adds value to his projects; fostering multidisciplinary and cross sector collaboration that aid in implementation and execution.

Preservation Maryland will convene Maryland’s statewide historic preservation conference, the Old Line State Summit, in Frederick on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

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