"Washington Sq Park: Designs Over Time" Wednesday, May 27th, 6 p.m. at Center for Architecture With Presentation by NYC Parks Department

This Wednesday night May 27th! “Washington Square Park: Designs Over Time” Presented by The American Institute of Architects(AIA) – NY with presentations by NYC Parks Department designer George Vellonakis and Washington Square Park Administrator Rebecca Ferguson.

From the announcement:

In recognition of the re-opening of Washington Square Park’s central plaza, the New York Chapter of the ALSA (American Society of Landscape Architects) and the AIA (American Institute of Architects) New York Chapter welcome designers, enthusiasts and community members to:

Washington Square Park: Designs over Time

Presentation and dialogue with:

* Adrian Smith, Landscape Architect, EDAW

* George Vellonakis, Landscape Designer, City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation

* Rebecca Ferguson, Administrator, Washington Square Park, City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation

* Nancy Owens, Landscape Architect, Nancy Owens Studio

Adrian Smith, ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects), will present an historical overview of the park’s past iterations as a marshland, potters’ field and military parade ground, and review prior design proposals and implemented plans since Washington Square first became a recreational space. Park Designer George Vellonakis will discuss the freshly completed phase and the next steps of the current renovation.

Rebecca Ferguson, Administrator, Washington Square Park and Nancy Owens, Nancy Owens Studio will join in a panel discussion following the presentations.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 27th, 6-8 p.m.

Location: Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place (between W. 3rd Street & Bleecker), NYC. #212/683-0023

Free. ** RSVP here. **

By Subway
Take the A, B, C, D, E, F, or V trains to West 4th Street station. Exit onto West 3rd Street. Walk east and turn right on LaGuardia Place.

Take the 6, B, D, F, or V to Broadway/Lafayette station or the N or R to Prince Street station. Walk north on Broadway, turning left on Bleecker Street, until turning right on LaGuardia Place.


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