Designing Public and Recreational Spaces in Maine

1:00 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2022
Samuel R. Coplon, FASLA Landscape Architect


The Bar Harbor Garden Club is pleased to present “Designing Public and Recreational Spaces in Maine” with Samuel R. Coplon, FASLA Landscape Architect, November 10, 2022, at 1:00 pm at Birch Bay Retirement Village, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor. Sam Coplon is an award-winning landscape architect whose built works, community planning efforts and contributions to land protection have made a significant impact to the environments in which we live, work, and recreate.

Photograph courtesy of Samuel R. Coplon.

Referencing work from Sam’s 35 years of practice on MDI, the talk will focus on three primary project types that have had a discernable public benefit — rehabilitation and adaptation of existing public facilities for contemporary needs, the establishment of new public landscapes, and the creation of places designed to enrich their communities.

For over 30 years Sam has directed Coplon Associates, a Maine based practice that has authored projects ranging in scale from the broad reach of community planning to the intimacy of dooryard gardens. Sam’s work demonstrates a command of the scales, complexities, and nuances inherent in the art and practice of landscape architecture. Two of their notable projects are Schoodic Woods campground, bike paths and welcome center in Winter Harbor and Cobscook Shores, a system of parks with hiking trails, bike paths and shorefront access.

Sam is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Engineering and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 2012 Sam was named a Fellow of the American Society of landscape Architects honoring the breadth, quality, and significance of his professional work.


The Club meeting will begin with a brief business discussion at 1:00 PM and the talk will follow at 1:30 P.M. All are welcome to join the meeting and presentation.

This presentation is one of the monthly programs offered by the Bar Harbor Garden Club to the public. We do ask both club members and others to make a reservation by emailing president@barharborgardenclub.org or by calling 207-460-8496.

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