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With Your Voice

Coming soon! Created by Juanli Carrión and Rodolfo Kusulas, With Your Voice will envision the major changes coming to Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Gowanus Action

Bond Street Bash, May 12, 2022. Photo: Cameron Blaylock
Resident-led design projects in our home of Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Public Realm R+D

Surfacing the work of emerging designers and tests new strategies to bring people together in public space.

Lucid Project: Albany

A community-led redesign of a public alley in Albany, NY.

Placemaking Evaluation Fellowship

Providing hands-on experience evaluating the power of design to bring life to public spaces.

Neighborhoods Now

Long-term, community-led pandemic recovery across four boroughs in NYC.

Van Alen Council Trips

The Van Alen Council is a invitation-only community of leading systems-thinkers spanning the design professions.

Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge

An international design competition that sparked a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure.

BetterBin Litter Basket Design Competition

Together with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the Industrial Designers Society of America (ISDA), and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY), we invited interdisciplinary industrial design teams to reimagine the iconic New York City litter basket.

Keeping Current

Designing ways to adapt to sea level rise in Greater Miami.