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At Van Alen, we believe that all aspects of our lives are shaped by our environment. Our work is inspired by two fundamental questions: How do cities impact our minds and bodies? And in turn, how do we impact the environment? Our goal is to develop a better understanding of these complex relationships through the lens of design. We’re devoted to creating new spaces for civic dialogue and developing innovative solutions to society’s many challenges, like the effects of climate change, issues of equity, the consequences of gentrification and vacancy, and the impact of infrastructure. Explore our 123-year history.


30 West 22nd St.
New York, NY 10010


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