Over the last two months, we’ve published Case Study Briefs of seven diverse landscapes that include two premier riverfront parks, a SITES-certified heritage site, and – a first for our case study library – a pop-up park and restaurant. The projects demonstrate the transformative power of public spaces as well as innovative design strategies related to adaptive reuse, temporariness, and resilient stormwater management and flood protection. In fact, both Hunter’s Point South and Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park were tested by extreme events that occurred during their construction.
The recently published performance case studies are:
- West Point Foundry Preserve Phase 1, Cold Spring, NY
- Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park Phase 1, Queens, NY
- Historic Fourth Ward Park Phase 1, Atlanta, GA (shown above, image: HDR)
- University of Georgia Science Learning Center, Atlanta, GA
- Sandlot, Baltimore, MD
- P Street Corridor Phase 1, Lincoln, NE
- Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park Phase 1, Council Bluffs, IA
These Case Study Briefs were produced through the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Case Study Investigation (CSI) program. CSI a unique research collaboration that matches faculty-student research teams with design firms to assess and document the benefits of high-performing landscape projects. You can see the teams discuss their projects and process in the 2018 CSI Program Finale Webinar.
We are thrilled to share the products of their hard work and know that the case studies and corresponding Methods documents will serve as valuable tools to find precedents, explore evaluation methods, and advocate for sustainable landscape solutions.