February 7 @ 6:30 pm
1.5 LA CES PDH/HSW
AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
Three prominent landscape architects will discuss the role of design in the era of climate change, and its relationship with sustainability. Thomas Balsley, Martha Schwartz and Ken Smith will draw upon decades of experience to discuss how to take the lead as creative design professionals and as citizens advocating for the built and natural environment. With built work here and abroad, these panelists will share the skills and tools that can be utilized to respond to the social and environmental needs of the twenty-first century.
– Dezeen editor and journalist Alan Brake will moderate the panel.
At the dawn of a new millennium, in an unexpected gesture of recognition for Mr. Balsley’s contribution to New York City’s public realm, a park he designed was renamed Balsley Park. With a soft opening scheduled there today, Roundhouse, a new eatery, promises to bring renewed life to this corner at 57th Street and 9th Avenue. (more…)
The Urban Land Institute recognizes Thomas Balsley Associates’ work at Hunter’s Point South, alluding to a newly established paradigm and a reversal of earlier “development strategies that pushed projects to the water’s edge to maximize a property’s views, user access, and income potential”; landscape and infrastructure working together as resilient weapons in an ever-increasing demand for development amenities.
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This weekend Thomas Balsley to participate alongside other preeminent thinkers and influencers from around the world to set the course for landscape architecture to make its vital contribution in the 21st century.
The New Landscape Declaration: A Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future
WHEN: June 10-11, 2016 / WHERE: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
NYC has recently announced plans for the completion of the final two phases of Riverside Park’s reconstruction. (more…)
Thomas Balsley Associates, in collaboration with SOM Architects, win Merit award for their design proposal for the Nanming Riverfront Culture Central Business District in Guiyang, China; bold and multi-layered approach with a distinct focus on cultural relevance, sustainable growth, conservation, and resiliency.
Awards will be presented at the ASLA-NY Design Awards Ceremony and Reception to be held on Thursday, April 7th, at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan.
6 PM Thursday, February 4
*Except where noted, admission is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Friday, January 29
The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Cocktails and Conversations: Thomas Balsley and Matt Shaw
Punctuating a full weekend of content rich education sessions, site tours, and the forging of new relationships, TBA joined teammates from Toronto Canada (more…)
Forest City Unveils design of 8-acre Park above Brooklyn’s LIRR Rail Yard