The 100 Year Forest

Colin Amos, MLA+3 ’22

ARCH 541b: Landscape Architecture Design

Gallery: Topographies for Succession: A New Forest in MacArthur Park

Instructor: Takako Tajima

The purpose of the project is to create an urban forest in MacArthur Park over the course of a century through plant succession. We began the process using sketch models, contour models and finally translating that topography to MacArthur Park. The topographic changes throughout the park determine the planting plan. High points will be planted with pioneer species, lower points with intermediate and the lowest points with climax community species.