Thomas Balsley: Hunter's Point South Park and Beyond - ONLINE
This lecture will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.
Tom Balsley, FASLA, is a world renowned landscape architect whose NYC-based studio, SWA/Balsley, is best known for its fusion of landscape and urbanism into award-winning parks and waterfronts, often found in the margins and post-industrial edges of cities. Sparking the public's imagination, he has reshaped urban public realms throughout the world with robust and sustainable civic spaces that teem with public life and are the source of a warm community embrace. Balsley has created over 100 such spaces in NYC alone, including the highly acclaimed Hunter's Point South Park, dual winner of ASLA's Honor Award in 2014 and 2019. His presentation will feature this extraordinary new park which has emerged as a global model for resilient waterfronts that is both urban and other-worldly. Others include Gantry Plaza State Park, Chelsea Waterside Park,Main Street Garden Park, Paveletskaya Park in Moscow, and Nelson Mandela Park in Rotterdam.