by W-Architecture | Posted 05/25/2016 12:49 PM
W Architecture & Landscape Architecture and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation presented the design for Riverside Skate Park to curious community members a few weeks ago. With feedback from the skateboarding community and input from the community board, W and California Skate Parks will continue to develop the design for the park. The event took place at Riverside Skate Park at the same time as the Girls Riders Organization's season opener jam; which included an open skate, girls all-level learn to ride, board decorating, and a game of S.K.A.T.E.!
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/20/2016 2:29 PM
Together with Councilmember Donovan Richards, DOT, DDC, and HPD, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture hosted an interactive booth at a community open house in downtown Far Rockaway last week. W presented plans for a redesigned streetscape and various open spaces and received input from community members. W was encouraged by the community's feedback and excitement in anticipation of the reconstruction of the downtown core.
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/09/2016 8:11 AM
W Architecture & Landscape Architecture has a Youtube channel! Take a look to see Barbara Wilks talk about structuring confluence, reclaiming waterfronts, and giving an overview of our work at W.
by W-Architecture | Posted 05/02/2016 2:26 PM
Barbara rode in the Five Borough Bike Tour in support of the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit dedicated to supporting high quality public space in NYC. The bike tour, which included 30,000 riders, covered 40 miles across all five boroughs! The NYRP is raising funds to contribute to the organization's bottom line, allowing it to continue transformative work in parks and gardens across the city's five boroughs. $20,000 is the fundraising goal. Supporting NYRP ensures that all New Yorkers have access to beautiful public space in their neighborhood.
by W-Architecture | Posted 04/22/2016 12:25 PM
Work Design Magazine featured Regeneron's W-designed office campus in honor of Earth Week! The article focuses on the ecological design that was inspired by the natural appeal of the Hudson Valley Region. The outdoor campus suits Regeneron, New York's largest biotech firm and the best biopharmaceutical employer in the world, according to Science Magazine. The landscape design includes innovative stormwater management features - native plantings, a rain garden, green roof, permeable paving, and grass paving. The plantings, stormwater management approach, and rolling earthwork topography highlight the Hudson Valley location of the campus and are reflective of an energetic, inventive company.
by W-Architecture | Posted 04/15/2016 2:35 PM
St. Patrick's Island was recognized with a National Urban Design Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). W's St. Patrick's Island received the Sustainable Development Award. The jury noted that the island is "a positive example of how design processes can educate community members about sustainability." The jury said that the submissions this year were impressive, and that "these unique solutions displayed a refreshing inventiveness and a strong commitment to the overarching objective of urban design to respond to and enhance the immediate surroundings and wider community."