November 2017|Architectural Record
In the middle of last month, a group of 60 architects and other allied professionals from across the country gathered near Washington, D.C. to reimagine the shape of design practice...Susan Chin, for instance, offered advice on how to engage the public and create consensus among stakeholders: “The leadership role you all have is critical,” she said.
November 2017|The American Institute of Architects Blog
In her work with the Design Trust, [Susan] Chin stressed the importance of listening to community urges but also offered advice on how to get things done... Through the progressive upscaling of projects, the Design Trust takes input to see what works and what doesn’t, incorporating findings into the next step, with success used as proof-of-concept to generate groundswell of support from the community and the officials.
November 2017|FAD Magazine
In one of the world’s most Instagrammed places, filled with cameras of all shapes and sizes, Window to the Heart places the world’s largest lens in the center of Times Square. The 12 foot in diameter Fresnel lens was designed with 3D-printing manufacturer Formlabs to distort and capture the image of Times Square, optically bending light – and attention – to the heart-shaped window at its center.
November 2017|The Architect's Newspaper
The Design Trust for Public Space and Times Square Arts have selected Aranda\Lasch + Marcelo Coelho as winners of the 2018 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, an annual event that brings a love-themed sculpture to the Crossroads of the World.
September 2017|Spectrum News NY1
A project to re-imagine the borough's North Shore moves another step forward. Staten Island Arts unveiled a new exhibit as part of its ongoing "Future Culture" project. The initiative aims to bring public art to under-utilized spaces along the North Shore waterfront.
September 2017|Curbed New York
As part of the Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront project, a culture plan examining ways to boost economic development within the rapidly changing North Shore, the island will showcase two exhibits from local artists that document the shifting community.
But the exhibits, spearheaded by the Design Trust for Public Space, aren’t meant to simply be passive affairs; the group is also encouraging public interaction by asking locals to submit their ideas for the transforming neighborhood.
September 2017|Staten Island Advance
Can developers and creatives find a way to play in the proverbial sandbox together? Maybe even share in this phase of unprecedented growth amid the proposed Bay Street Corridor rezoning?
That’s the mission behind “Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront,” a Design Trust partnership with Staten Island Arts, which “aims to shape and communicate a vision that supports and promotes the area’s unique communities, develops art and cultural initiatives, and strengthens the relationship between the cultural sector and owners and stewards of property.”
September 2017|The New York Times
Shooting along Victory Boulevard, Mr. Smit found diverse, bursting communities both connected to and distinct from the global metropolis across the harbor. The North Shore is home to Little Sri Lanka and Little Liberia. To serve a bustling Albanian enclave, there’s a mosque with a school and a community center…[Gareth Smith’s] exhibit, “North Shore,” will be on display starting Sept. 16 at the Alice Austen House.
September 2017|The Architect's Newspaper
August 2017|Untapped Cities
August 2017|Spectrum News NY1
July 2017|Kings County Politics
July 2017|Harlem World
July 2017|Next City
July 2017|Curbed New York
July 2017|Mott Haven Herald