Dissolving Density

School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Student: Benjamin Smithers Faculty: Kutan Ayata , Alex Tahinos This residential high-rise in Downtown Brooklyn subverts expectations of its building type. On approaching and entering, its simple profile dissolves away to reveal diverse spatial and programmatic conditions within. Its steely exterior reveals surprising and individually unique livable spaces. […]

Biofuelery

School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture Student: Brett Rappaport Faculty: Alex Barker, Mor Segal In the studio ‘Urban Infrastructure in the Anthropocene: Aqua-Culture Shed’ we investigate the ‘man-made natural’ and anamorphic illusion in a proposal to rejuvenate the Red Hook Brooklyn Grain Terminal with a synergistic program of brewing, baking, oyster and algae aquaculture. The entry threshold is […]

Density and Disease: Design Strategies

School of Architecture, Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Students: Alyssa Clayburn, Aishwariya Devi Sivakumar, Chinmay Shah, Bhaumik Shah, Nikhil Sanghvi Faculty: Meta Brunzema Design plays a critical role in shaping our ecosystem. The ecosystem in which we live, work, socialize and commute has a huge impact on our mental and physical wellbeing. The question that we need to tackle now […]

Let The Water In: Strategies for a Resilient Edgemere

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment Students: Erica Asinas, Haley Balcanoff, Zeid Bushnaq, Mariah Chinchila, Shelby Fredrickson, Aishwarya Kulkarni, Yanxin Mao, Duane Martinez, Saloni Mehta, Kaila Wilson, Anna Yie Faculty: Tom Jost, Gita Nandan Our vision for Edgemere in 2100 is one of social equity, ecological integrity, regenerative systems, and collective […]

Harnessing Social Resilience in the Rockaways

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment Students: Alexandra Belyaev, Simon Betsalel, Michael Klunder, Alice Krieg, Eve Lettau, Carolyn Levine, Ariella Levitch, Juliette Liautaud Faculty: Lida Albajar, David Burney, Nidhi Gulati Placemaking is a grassroots design approach that uses extensive community engagement. We hope to create public spaces reflecting community\ values, needs, and […]

Addressing Wallabout’s Wealth Gap: Towards A Circular Economy

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment Students: Samuel Brodersen, Timna Churges Golan, Luis Diaz, Anvitha Reddy Gandu, Eileen Huggard, Elizabeth Horen, Alex Jackson, Pallavi Shrikant Kanthe, Andrea Lustig, Josephina Matteson, Travis Matts, Kelli Peterman, Delaney Taylor, Jacqueline Ting, Joe Urso Faculty: Ward Dennis, Sadra Shahab, John Shapiro The studio aimed to uncover and connect […]

Building Equity through Managed Retreat: A Case Study on Edgemere, Queens

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment Students: Erica Asinas Faculty: Ron Shiffman, Ayse Yonder Edgemere is  a low-lying coastal neighborhood, situated on the Rockaway Peninsula. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 brought to light the area’s ecological and structural vulnerability, underscored by coastal climate threats. Typical resiliency efforts have included protection measures like seawalls and […]

Money Does Grow on Trees: An Equitable Perspective for Increasing Urban Well-being via Greening Land Valuation and Scaling Ecosystem Services in Communities

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment Student: Samuel Pressman Faculty: Leonel Lima Ponce, Ira Stern, Ray Figueroa (advisor), Paul Mainkiewicz (advisor) This project explores the economic value of Community Gardens on NYC-owned land in relation to Ecosystem Services and city costs for managing the same services—e.g., pollution reduction, water filtration. About ten acres of Community […]

Dirty Laundry: Analyzing Solutions to Fashion’s Plastic Problem

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment Student: Georgina Annenberg Faculty: Leonel Lima Ponce, Ira Stern Microfibers are textile-derived, tiny specks, and one of the biggest sources of microplastic pollution in the ocean. Microfibers have infiltrated our water bodies and made their way up the food chain, threatening aquatic ecosystems and potentially human health. […]