The ASLA-NY Plant Research Group is for professionals to collectively expand and share our knowledge of urban plants. This month’s walk will explore the gardens and meadows of Governor’s Island and will be led by MNLA Principal Molly Bourne.
If interested in the event, please email email@example.com
Event Timing – walk begins at 4:00 pm – please take the 3:15 ferry from the Battery Maritime Building. Meeting Location – Liggett Terrace
MNLA's Signe Nielsen is one of three whose work will be celebrated in NYBG's upcoming 2024 Winter Lecture Series From Skyline to Shoreline: Imaginative Waterfronts of NYC.
Signe's talk will discuss the importance of the choreography of Little Island and how its pathways allow the visitor to choose their own experience. Please click through for more info.
Little Island, New York City’s award-winning public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, recently announced that they have received a 2023 Urban Land Institute Americas Award for Excellence in Urban Open Space. Little Island is one of ten projects from across North America selected this year and now advances to the Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence, competing against projects from the Europe and Asia Pacific regions.
“MNLA is deeply honored to be part of the incredible team that designed and now stewards Little Island,” said Signe Nielsen, RLA, FASLA, MNLA. “Our collaboration with Heatherwick Studio and so many other talented designers was a joy from beginning to end. I believe our teamwork is manifested throughout the park in the seamless integration of landscape, architecture and engineering. Little Island is a sublime gift for all visitors to experience the fusion of art, nature and culture.”
Explore NYC’s unique public park in this documentary and discover how the island came to be from founder Barry Diller, landscape architect Signe Nielsen and Park leadership. ALL ARTS Docs can be streamed on demand through their app on Apple TV, Roku, and AmazonFireTV. The full episode can also be viewed by clicking here.
Signe was recently featured in a documentary series hosted by the former mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough in Montreal that speaks to civic responsibility and how to encourage engagement through design. An edited version of episode 2- Gatineau can be watched by clicking on the title above.
With the ever-changing intersection of our natural and built environment, landscape architecture has never been more important in both advocating and delivering responsible and beautiful design. Each of these recently elevated individuals exemplifies consistent commitment to the creation of transformative landscapes. We wish them continued professional growth and success as valued members of the MNLA team!