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Office Sail

by W-Architecture | Posted 08/26/2016 11:17 AM

Office Sail

Last week, W took its annual office sail! Every summer, W and friends sail down the Hudson River on the Adirondack schooner. We enjoyed a lovely evening with stunning views of Manhattan, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the water. 

Progress at the Lower East Side Ecology Center

by W-Architecture | Posted 08/19/2016 10:05 AM

Progress at the Lower East Side Ecology Center

We spent a morning at the Lower East Side Ecology Center earlier this week sampling food waste leachate and pH levels. We are working on a feasibility study with the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation to improve the center and its operations. The site is brimming with potential to treat stormwater and possibly organic food waste effluent through a constructed wetland / treatment garden that could benefit the entire Lower East Side. Stay tuned for future updates as this project progresses!

W / Civitas win an Excellence on the Waterfront Award

by W-Architecture | Posted 08/16/2016 12:51 PM

W / Civitas win an Excellence on the Waterfront Award

W & Civitas were just awarded a 2016 Excellence on the Waterfront Award by the Waterfront Center for St. Patrick's Island. The awards program began in 1987 with a grant from the National Endowment for the arts. The Waterfront Center has recognized top urban waterfront work from around the world for 29 years. The winners were selected by an interdisciplinary jury made up of planners, landscape architects, and cultural leaders. The awards will be presented at a reception in Washington DC on October 21st. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Summer Streets NYC

by W-Architecture | Posted 08/15/2016 7:16 AM

Summer Streets NYC

On Saturday, Barbara participated in New York City's Summer Streets. Summer Streets is an annual celebration of one of New York City's most valuable public spaces - the streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk, and bike. Summer Streets is a great opportunity for people to take over the streets, participate in healthy recreation, and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2015, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets. Summer Streets is held between 7 am and 1 pm and extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park.

St. Petersburg City Council Approves $19.5 Million for Pier Approach

by W-Architecture | Posted 08/05/2016 8:35 AM

St. Petersburg City Council Approves $19.5 Million for Pier Approach

The St. Petersburg, FL city council approved the remaining $19.5 million for the pier approach project! W is developing the pier approach in collaboration with ASD Architects and Rogers Partners, who are designing the new pier. The council also acknowledged receipt of the concept design report for the pier approach, which included updates to conceptual plans. W's approach converts the vehicular-oriented waterfront into a pedestrian promenade with a variety of shade structures and tree groves. Another public workshop in early October will show both the pier approach project and the pier in one presentation. 

Construction continues at The Edge park in Williamsburg

by W-Architecture | Posted 08/02/2016 10:05 AM

Construction continues at The Edge park in Williamsburg

Construction on phase two of The Edge park began this year and will continue through the spring of 2017. Phase one was completed in 2011 and was designed to unite both sides of the East River by re-orienting views across. The city grid and the river's ecosystem converge; blurring the boundaries between land and water. Phase two will include the construction of a new pier for the East River Ferry; the Empire Pier, which will have direct views across the East River to the Empire State Building; and an extension of the waterfront park area, which will extend the public interface with the water's edge and increase waterfront access for the community. 

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