NYCxDESIGN interviewed El Space II fellows Tricia Martin, Quillian Riano, and Leni Schwendinger about the innovative 36th Street pilot project and working with the Design Trust. They discuss their roles, how the project can reconnect neighborhoods, engaging with the community, collaborating across disciplines, and their favorite unused spaces in the city.
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Crain’s New York recently highlighted 10 “think big” projects that could help address New York City’s skyrocketing population increase, including The Design Trust and NYC Department of Transportation’s El Space Project. The concept, transforming unused space under elevated infrastructure into welcoming public plazas, would reconnect communities split apart by poorly lit, often dangerous underpasses, with integrated green infrastructure to address frequent flooding from highway runoff. Tricia Martin (WE Design), Quilian Riano (DSGN AGNC), and Leni Schwendinger (ARUP) are the Design Trust Fellows for this pilot project, which will provide a replicable lighting, green infrastructure, and circulation model for use throughout the five boroughs.
What’s The Big Idea? (Crain’s New York, 10/30/16)
WE Design’s award winning residential backyard in Brooklyn, New York has been selected and published in Hearth and Home’s Special Section “Outdoor Room Design Ideas.”
WE Design has been nominated as a finalist for the Gardenista Design awards. Please vote for our project, Chelsea Roof Terrace, here through August 8th:
GARDENISTA CONSIDERED DESIGN AWARDS
(use pull down menu to choose “BEST OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE, OPEN TO ALL”, then vote for WE Design)