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Friday, July 4, 2008

Honor Roll Committee picks design firm

The Carlisle Honor Roll Committee (HRC) is pleased to report that it has chosen Levi & Wong, a multi-disciplinary design firm offering architectural design, interior design, landscape architecture design and urban design services, to design the new Carlisle Honor Roll/Memorial.

The firm was chosen after a process that narrowed the initial field of six firms that responded to a formal request for proposals down to four. Interviews were conducted with the short list and Levi & Wong emerged as the winner. The committee cited the firm’s creativity, their perceptive focus on Carlisle’s needs, and their clear understanding of the importance of having the new memorial reflect the values and character of Carlisle as some of the reasons for their choice.

The committee also felt that the firm’s three principals, Tom Levi, Willy Wong and Neal Emmer understand the town of Carlisle. It was noted that while the firm is located in Concord, Levi lives in Lincoln, Wong lives in Littleton and Emmer is a Carlisle resident. In addition to its principals, Levi & Wong has a staff of landscape designers, architects and graphic artists.

During the planning phase of the project, Levi & Wong will meet with the members of the HRC and other groups and town organizations to gain a full understanding of the project and Carlisle’s objectives. The firm will then produce several draft concepts as part of the working design phase. It is expected that the designs will complement the colonial nature of Carlisle and the understated ambiance of the Town Common. The HRC intends to involve the public in the entire process.

The goal is to complete the design phase during the coming months and to begin the construction in the late fall and winter. We plan to dedicate the new Honor Roll/Memorial on Memorial Day 2009. ∆

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