Category Archives: DESIGN

Snøhetta Occupies the Edges

    When Michelle Delk, ASLA, was young and too full of energy for a lengthy car ride, her parents would pull over at parks in northern Iowa to let her run around. She grew attached to one in particular: It had a huge boulder that was half in the park and half in the road, […]

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Detroit’s Heidelberg Project to transform into artistic village

The Penny Car at the Heidelberg Project. (David Yarnall/Wikimedia Commons) Of Detroit’s many enigmatic urban spaces, perhaps the most notable is the Heidelberg Project (HP). The urban art project is comprised two blocks of vacant lots and abandoned houses filled with found objects and brightly painted surfaces. Now 30 years into its existence, HP Founder Tyree […]

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AECOM wants to turn Red Hook into a 45,000-unit mega-development with new subway connection

Posted On Tue, September 13, 2016 By Dana Schulz In Red Hook, Urban Design Red Hook Container Terminal, Hamilton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States What do you get when you cross the new-waterfront nature of Battery Park City with the previous underutilization of Hudson Yards, and throw in a little Brooklyn? This massive proposal from […]

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New Museum Brings Hope of African Americans to the National Mall

National Museum of African American History and Culture / Jared Green The National Museum of African American History and Culture is a breathtaking new presence on the National Mall. Found just northeast of the Washington Monument, the museum, which opens September 24, makes accessible the almost-unimaginable journey of African Americans over the past few centuries: […]

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ASLA Launches Guide to Resilient Design

  A new online guide launched today by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design. According to the guide, the goal of resilient landscape planning and design is to retrofit communities to recover more quickly from extreme events, now […]

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Pershing Square Competition in LA

Pershing Square Renew, a public/private partnership formed by Los Angeles City Council member José Huizar, launched an international design competition to re-imagine the five-acre urban park at the heart of downtown Los Angeles.  In September, design firms from around the world were invited to compete to be selected as a design partner to re-envisioning Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park in […]

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Design teams including morphosis and wHY re-envision downtown LA’s pershing square

(above) proposal by agence ter and team all images courtesy of pershing square renew Pershing square is a public park in downtown los angeles, california, one square block in size. in september 2015, pershing square renew — a non-profit collaboration between government, community, and business leaders — invited design firms from around the world to […]

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Hargreaves Associates wins Annual National Design Award for Landscape Architecture

Louisville Waterfront Park (Louisville, Kentucky, 2003) by Hargreaves Associates | Credit: ©John Gollings Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote […]

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Community Vision Plan set to reinvent the Brooklyn Strand

Gateway to Brooklyn New York City is already home to many of the world’s greatest public spaces including Central Park, Prospect Park and of course, the High Line. So when Mayor de Blasio announced a set of initiatives to “reinvent the Brooklyn Strand” – a series of underutilized and disconnected public spaces and City-owned lots […]

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Pier 55 to start construction in the Summer!

Recently, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to modify its existing permit to allow the reconstruction of Pier 54, now known as Pier 55, in Hudson River Park, paving the way for The Hudson River Park Trust (HRPT) and Pier55 Inc. to move forward with construction this summer. Pier 55 will provide 2.7 acres […]

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