Laying the Groundwork Debut

We are honored to celebrate the completion and publication of the design guidelines we co-authored along with Fiona Cousins, Principal Arup, Penny Hardy, Founder PS and the Design Trust: Laying the Groundwork: Design Guidelines for Retail and Other Ground-Floor Uses in Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Developments. Please join us for a lively panel discussion and presentation about this new initiative.

In the coming decade, thousands of new mixed-use affordable housing developments created through Mayor de Blasio's Housing New York plan will transform the cityscape. With the power of good design, this unprecedented building boom can help foster vibrant, mixed-income neighborhoods and attractive, fully leased commercial corridors.

Laying the Groundwork, developed by the Design Trust for Public Space and its multidisciplinary team of Fellows Fiona Cousins, Penny Hardy, Hayes Slade, and James Slade in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD), is a comprehensive set of guidelines for high-quality ground-floor design in mixed-use affordable housing developments. The publication invites developers and architects to think creatively about the ways buildings contribute to the life and health of neighborhoods encouraging attractive, active and resilient streetscapes. The publication includes clear objectives for effective, high-quality design and related references to consider exploring further.



Thursday, February 25, 2016

6-8 pm

Drinks & Refreshments

The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY


Speakers Include:
Susan Chin, FAIA, Hon. ASLA. Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space
Eric Wilson, Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Sustainability, NYC HPD
Fiona Cousins, PE, CEng, LEED Fellow, Principal, Arup; Engineering Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Penny Hardy, Principal, PS New York; Graphic Design Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
Hayes Slade, AIA, Principal, Slade Architecture; Architecture Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
James Slade, FAIA, Principal, Slade Architecture; Architecture Fellow, Design Trust for Public Space
R. Darby Curtis, AIA, Partner, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects

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