Shore to Core Design Competition winner announced

April 30, 2017,AEDT

Van Alen Institute and the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (WPB CRA) recently announced Open Shore by Ecosistema Urbano as the winning proposal for the Shore to Core waterfront design competition. The Shore to Core competition invited international designers, planners and architects to envision what the future of the | Read More

Six Key Strategies for Vacant Land in the Future City

March 16, 2016,AEDT

Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) have released the key strategies developed through Future Ground, a competition to generate design and policy strategies for vacant land reuse. Over the course of six months in 2015, the three winning multidisciplinary design teams – NOLEX, PaD, and STOSS | Read More

Four teams shortlisted for National Parks Now

December 19, 2014,AEDT

Van Alen Institute and the National Park Service (NPS) recently announced four teams have advanced as finalists in National Parks Now, a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams of young professionals to reshape the national parks visitor experience. Each team will now receive a $15,000 stipend to work with a broad range | Read More

FUTURE GROUND Finalists announced

November 5, 2014,AEDT

Recently, the Van Alen Institute and the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) kicked off the Future Ground competition in New Orleans, announcing the three finalist teams and launching the initial research phase with a series of events around the city.

Future Ground | Design & Policy Competition to Develop Long-Term Strategies for Land Reuse in New Orleans

August 7, 2014,AEDT

Van Alen Institute recently announced the international competition Future Ground, and is now accepting submissions from professionals in landscape design, architecture, planning, public policy, and other related fields to develop innovative strategies for vacant land reuse in New Orleans. The competition is supported by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), which owns | Read More

Seven Designers vie for Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition

July 18, 2014,AEDT

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute recently announced the first-ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition, in which top designers and architects will propose dynamic structures to be installed in front of the famed Flatiron Building for the 2014 winter holiday season. The winning design will be unveiled in November—in | Read More

VIDEO | Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront

December 23, 2012,AEDT

On October 18, New York Chapter ASLA and Van Alen Institute hosted an evening of rapid-fire Pecha Kucha presentations – “Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront” Change Agents: Landscape Architects on the Innovation Forefront from Van Alen Institute on Vimeo.

City College of New York and Rutgers win Parks for the People Competition

September 22, 2012,AEDT

City College of New York and Rutgers, were honored with Awards of Excellence for their entries Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture and the U.S. National ParkService are pleased to announce the winners of Parks for the People: A Student Competition to Reimagine America’s National Parks. Eight student and faculty teams | Read More

EXHIBITION | Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park Jul.26-Oct.19

August 28, 2012,AEDT

Immensity + Intimacy: Brooklyn Bridge Park explores the reborn landscape on New York City’s East River as a prototype for reimagining the urban waterfront. Through an inventive series of strategies, including sculpting the site’s complex maritime edge, reusing salvaged materials, and embedding ecology and experience, the park, designed by Michael Van | Read More