Exploring New York's Iconic Landscapes - 5 Days in NYC
Why New York?
New York City has become the living laboratory of contemporary landscape architecture. Many of the world’s most creative landscape architects have designed, and are still currently designing, in this city. Few cities have exhibited the ability to provide the rich experience that is gained through physically experiencing these historic and contemporary landscapes that have influenced, and continue to influence, the design of urban open space. It is the Mecca of the profession. This intensive field course will consider a broad array of contemporary landscape interventions across the city.
New York City has an unrivaled and diverse collection of parks, public open spaces & memorials. The city, known primarily for its iconic green parks, became the testing ground for a new kind of landscape architecture from the 60’s on, applying the modernist movement philosophy and vocabulary, demonstrating that landscape architecture was essential in the development of the urban environment. Landscape architecture in New York has a major role in providing the experience for
life in the city to flourish.
New York's Iconic Landscapes - 5 Days in NYC
The 5 days exploration of iconic landscapes in NY aims to illustrate the role that landscape architecture play in the development of the city. This course intends to place you in many of these spaces and provide historical background, and, where possible, connect you with the designers. It will provide an experience that no text book or classroom can equal.
Carl Shurtz Park
Battery Park City – urban design
parks, plaza, public art, places.
9/11 memorial & museum
Moma & Garden
Green Acre Park
Times Sq. reconstruction
NY Times building court yard
AppleFairmont plaza-The Plaza Hotel
Circle line tour
Columbia and CCNY
Brooklyn Bridge Park
The Brooklyn botanical garden
The Brooklyn Promenade
Landscape Architecture firms offices.
- Attendance: Students are required to attend all tours, programmed visits and events.
- Preparation: Students shall be required to complete required reading list prior to trip.
- Digital blog: Students shall post a daily blog, including photographs and critical reactions related to the day’s visits.
- Student in groups, [3-5], shall present a video/film documenting their collective experience as their final presentation to be presented to the school.
- Analysis: Each student to prepare a comparative visual/graphic analysis of two spaces of her/his choice. The comparative assessment to include a critical analysis: context, design concept, spatial comparison and program.