CA, JB Bike Awards

Congratulations to designers Chris Anderson and Janet Broughton on winning Transportation Alternatives’ Super Commuter prize for the boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan in this year’s Bike Month! Nice wheelin’, Chris and Janet!

Starr Whitehouse would like to congratulate two of our team members, Landscape Designers Janet Broughton and Heather Faivre, on successfully completing their landscape architect licensure exams. Congratulations, Janet and Heather!

Rice + Lipka and Starr Whitehouse’s design for the renovation of Hamilton Fish Library has been awarded the Public Design Commission’s Award for Excellence in Design. The landscape creates a soft edge between the library’s new facade and the busy thoroughfare of Houston Street.

Starr Whitehouse designer and planner Nicolas Grefenstette co-led a tour of Long Island City, Roosevelt Island, and the site of Design the Edge: Halletts Cove on behalf of the APA Metro Waterfront Committee. The tour was part of NYC’s City Planning’s “NYC 520 ” celebration that highlights the ongoing revival of the City’s 520 miles of waterfront.

Thirty years after being stolen, a monument to Irish-American Engineer John Wolfe Ambrose has been restored to the Battery’s new monument walk, part of Starr Whitehouse’s design for the Battery Perimeter. Rededicated on the anniversary of Ambrose’s death in 1899, the monument commemorates the great engineer’s efforts in making the Port of New York and New Jersey the hub of international trade it is today.

The US Green Building Council’s New Jersey Chapter has recognized Hoboken’s new Southwest Park as the 2018 winner of the Innovation and Sustainability Best Practices Award in the public projects category. The award will be conferred to the City of Hoboken, Starr Whitehouse Landscape Architects and Planners, and Langan Engineering at the USGBCNJ’s 2018 Gala on May 16th.

Starr Whitehouse is pleased to announce that Hoboken Southwest Park has been recognized as an inaugural winner in the first annual One Water Award. Designed by Starr Whitehouse with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, cost estimators, and allied professionals, the 1.25-acre Southwest Park features a resilient core of stormwater detention systems tucked into a high-performance urban space that is rapidly becoming known as New Jersey’s first resiliency park.

StuyTown held a ribbon cutting for the new Fitness Playground designed by Starr Whitehouse Tuesday, August 1. As reported in Town & Village, the redesign of Playground 7 is part of an ambitious program by StuyTown to overhaul all of its playgrounds within the next five years. The fitness playground is the first such space to be renovated, combining a running track and obstacle course with state of the art outdoor fitness equipment to create a workout venue catering to all levels of resident abilities. Representatives of StuyTown’s management team inaugurated the 40-yard dash to celebrate the opening.

Starr Whitehouse is thrilled to announce that VIA 57 West has been recognized as a Best In Class winner in Paving & Landscaping for the 2017 Brick in Architecture Awards. Sponsored by the Brick Industry Association, an authority in the brick industry, the Brick in Architecture Awards is the nation’s premiere architectural award to celebrate projects focusing on genuine clay brick. VIA 57 West Garden features a winding brick path through a shady birch forest to a grassy meadow in what advances a radical reinterpretation of the urban courtyard block, animating the residential community with a rich landscape encouraging perambulation and contemplation.

Starr Whitehouse is thrilled to be leading the City’s design teams on two of NYC Parks’ five anchor parks projects—part of Mayor DeBlasio’s effort to create world-class parks within walking distance of over 750,000 New Yorkers in all five boroughs. Starting summer 2017, Starr Whitehouse will work with NYC Parks to rejuvenate historic St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx and to realize the City’s innovative vision for an environmentally-friendly, high-performing and immersive experience of nature at Freshkills Park on Staten Island.