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Terra Firma Landscape Architecture

The design process of Terra Firma Landscape Architecture unifies client vision, site capabilities and architectural intention, thereby creating connections that become a form of personal expression. Terra Firma designs unique, meaningful, custom landscapes that are built by skilled contractors dedicated to a quality project. This is an act of collaboration that results in a rewarding landscape experience for years.

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Dondero Forest Classroom and Nature Playground - Demolition Begins

August 29, 2018

The playground and forest classroom designed by terra firma is pushing forward. Renaud Industries bagan demolition last week, and did the entire job as a gift to the community and school. 
 
Read the Seacoast Online article here:
 
http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180824/forest-classroom-coming-to-portsmouth-school
 

Terrence wins Citizen of the Year!

August 29, 2018

Portsmouth's Chamber of Commerce awarded Terrence the 'Citizen of the Year' award at the Street.life! event and celebration that they held last month.
 
Read the article here: 

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180802/streetlife-event-celebrates-portsmouths-west-end-arts

 

Awarded Foundry Garage Art Installation

May 8, 2018

Terrence Parker presented his sculpture concept to the Portsmouth City Council after being awarded the majority of the budget on the first ever “1% for the arts” commission at the new Foundry Parking Garage in Portsmouth, NH.

This sculpture refers to the long history of industrial development and innovation in the area on the south side of the North Mill Pond adjacent to the existing railroad tracks.

The sculptural elements consist of 3 giant steel hammer-heads working with an oversized steel pulley wheel and railroad tracks. The history of Portsmouth’s forges and foundries that made hand-tools and the machines powering the industrial revolution is made relevant by the use of the iconic hammer, which resembles a human figure when detached from its handle. This interpretive sculpture captures the zeitgeist of the work experience of former and current circumstances. 

"Congratulations on garnering unanimous support for your artwork for Foundry Place. The council  and others in the chamber made sure to tell me how inspiring and interesting your presentation was, and how much they look forward to its installation. "

Nancy Pearson

Portsmouth City Council

 

Award – Best of Portsmouth, 2012