These are the final boards for my capstone presentation last Monday—which went extremely well! So proud to have had the opportunity to work on the project and fortunate to have great mentors and stakeholders in New York interested in the idea. See the boards below for better views of each individual project.

These are the final boards for my capstone presentation last Monday—which went extremely well! So proud to have had the opportunity to work on the project and fortunate to have great mentors and stakeholders in New York interested in the idea. See the boards below for better views of each individual project.

Perspective of wetland_day_night
perspective of science center and terraces_path_2
Opening board_1
Bioremediation board_2
wayfinding and awareness_4
Constructed Wetlands_5

In the heart of New York City...as many a good story goes...

Newtown Creek runs the border between Queens and Brooklyn, a Significant Maritime Industrial Area, with a legacy of industry spanning over a century. Its shape changed significantly as industry developed and along with that, its functionality as a tidal estuary. This project, ongoing, explores how Newtown Creek can function in its urban environment as an accessible park, storm water infiltration and cleansing machine, interface point with the public about the EPA Superfund cleanup process, and a station for bioremediation of the toxic legacy in its soils. To note, as a capstone project, I'll be presenting my completed project on Newtown in Mid-May.

Newtown Creek in the middle of New York City's burroughs

Newtown Creek in the middle of New York City's burroughs

Draft 1 of the Master Plan

Draft 1 of the Master Plan

Bioremediation station by the creek's edge; this concept changed dramatically as I worked on clarifying what the bioremediation area was used for and how people accessed it.

Bioremediation station by the creek's edge; this concept changed dramatically as I worked on clarifying what the bioremediation area was used for and how people accessed it.

Edge typology studies 

Edge typology studies 

Early draft of context ideas_image of surrounding urban context

Early draft of context ideas_image of surrounding urban context