Landscape Architecture May 2015
Nightmarish Storm Models Are Informing Future Defenses In A Landscape Architecture Approach to Coastal Resilience
The Architect’s Newspaper, September 23, 2014
Streetscapes and plazas are being transformed into high performance sites for stormwater management.
Overflows from New York City’s combined sewer system are among the greatest threats to our environment. Each year, more than 27 billion gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater are discharged into the city’s harbor from around 460 Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). These malodorous events occur during heavy rain storms and snowmelts when stormwater runoff contaminated with waste, such as auto fluids, plastic bags, cigarette butts and raw sewage overwhelms city wastewater treatment plants unable to handle flows more than twice design capacity. With the system overload, the excess wastewater is released into the city’s waterways where it kills off marine life, leads to beach closings, and befouls the air with waterborne vapors linked to diseases.
Maclean’s, June 26, 2014
Rem Koohaas’s Vision for architecture’s biggest fair is oddly glum, and often wrong
The Architect’s Newspaper, June 17, 2014
New Boston Mayor Opens Floodgates on Development
The Architect’s Newspaper, March 5, 2014
Landscape Interventions to Improve the Notorious Brick Desert
The Architect’s Newspaper, January 15, 2014
Alex Ulam takes a look at how today’s hospitals are preparing for disaster scenarios, and what more they could do.
The New York Times, October 17, 2013
The Architects Newspaper, August 2013
Alex Ulam surveys the geography of the 2013 Venice Art Biennale.
The Atlantic Cities, May 13, 2013
Dissent, Winter 2013
Many municipal parks agencies have become charity cases, overly dependent upon support from conservancies and “Friends” groups in order to fulfill their missions. Some of the most glaring inequities in the United States are becoming manifest in the way our public spaces are designed, maintained, and regulated.
Macleans, November 21, 2012
So long, Frank Gehry. The design world turns on ‘starchitecture’ and its excesses
The Architect’s Newspaper, November 20, 2012
Contemporary landscape interventions are transforming midcentury buildings and plazas to address their urbanistic failings.
Landscape Architecture, March 2012
Phytoremediation provides a sustainable approach to building landscapes on brown fields
Landscape Architecture, September 2011
An Interview with Paul Murdoch and Warren Byrd.
Landscape Architecture, June 2011
In the late 15th Century, A nobleman began the garden that would become the Trsteno Arboretum on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast. Parts of it were lost to an earthquake, to modern warfare, and a ravaging wildfire. Today, postcards and other printed evidence are guiding its restoration in a true Renaissance spirit.
Landscape Architecture, March 2011
Piet Oudolf is obsessed with perennials. As a designer and a cultivator, he is changing the definition of a garden in its prime.
Landscape Architecture, November 2010
Around two Manhattan piers, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates takes on an explosion of social life to the Hudson River’s edge.
Landscape Architecture, November 2010
Nancy Owens Studio reshapes Fort Totten Park for lasting peace
Landscape Architecture, July 2010
Ken Smith reassembles pieces of several pasts in a park where trains crossing the West once met
Landscape Architecture, June 2010
A megadevelopment in Utah provides an antidote to Salt Lake City Sprawl. But does it go far enough?
Landscape Architecture, September 2009
In Harlem, a blighted transportation corridor yields a new riverfront park.
The Architect’s Newspaper, July 2009
Does a new approach to malls that incorporates going vertical, adaptive reuse, and density make these mega-retail projects more attractive — or at least palatable — in urban settings like the Bronx, Queens, and along the East River?
Landscape Architecture, February 2008
Firms design five visions for New York City’s midtown landscape
Architectural Digest Mexico, June 2008
Landscape Architecture, October 2009
Bold design moves transform a defunct railroad into a 21st-century park.
Landscape Architecture, September 2007
Five landscape architects and one architect reimagine the East River Waterfront
New West Side Story, Landscape Architecture, August 2007
It’s called the most significant New York City Park since Central Park. But is it what this great city deserves?
Slouching Towards Independence, Landscape Architecture, June 2006
Stalled after 9/11, the master plan for Independence Hall is finally being built.
Security With Street Smarts, Landscape Architecture, January 2006
Manhattan is taking security design into the streets
Garden of Dreams, Landscape Architecture, September 2005
In one of the world’s poorest countries, a potentate’s garden is being restored. Will anyone gain besides wealthy tourists?
The Best Park Money Can Buy, Landscape Architecture, August 2004
Did the public win or lose with the privatization of the Hudson River Waterfront?
Taking The High Road, Landscape Architecture, December 2004
New York City’s defunct High Line rail trestle is ready to be reinvented
Who Owns The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Landscape Architecture, February 2003
Boston’s attempt to find “common ground”
The Growth Dividend, City Limits, August 15, 2003
The Bloomberg administration wants to spruce up Brooklyn’s waterfront and create affordable housing. But will developers build it if they don’t have to?
Washington Monument, City Limits, January 15, 2003
Cashing in on a messy golf course
Whose Harlem, Metropolis, December 2002
Facing unprecedented development, the country’s foremost black community asks: How should we value Harlem’s built heritage, and how do we shape its future?
The Missing Links, City Limits, July 1, 2002
Plans to build a world-class golf course in Bronx Ferry Point Park are sinking just as quickly as environmental concerns about the $40 million project multiply.
The New York Observer, January 7, 2002
Hold The McMansions: Fieldston’s Nasty Land War, The New York Observer, June 6, 2001
No Fore Warning, City Limits, September 1, 2001
By 2003, private developers will transform a Bronx municipal landfill into a world-class golf course. Now the project’s neighbors are demanding to know what lies beneath Ferry Point Park.
Harvard Inc., Metropolis, February 2001
To the people of Cambridge, “Ivy League” means brick buildings from centuries past. To Harvard University, it means a $2.6 billion endowment, name architects, and plans to build big.