Open House New York

MNLA is thrilled to be part of Open House New York 2018! We will be giving tours of Spring Street Park and Industry City this weekend - check out to plan your weekend!

October 10, 2018


Hands-On Horticulture!

On Tuesday, October 3rd MNLA staff spent the day on Governors Island working with the Trust’s horticultural staff to prune and care for recently planted trees. This volunteer day provided the opportunity for landscape designers and horticulture staff to engage in a dialogue on the design and maintenance of the park’s landscapes.   We are grateful to the staff at the Trust for Governors Island for hosting our team and for the opportunity to help guide the vision for the park’s plantings.

October 4, 2017


Westbury Revitalization Plans Get Green Light

The village of Westbury was awarded a $10 million state grant for downtown revitalization, with all of its priority projects now officially funded. MNLA, as part of the BJH Advisors’ Westbury Downtown Revitalization Initiative worked with the community to identify these improvement projects within Westbury’s downtown core as well as the greater Westbury/Nassau County area. Proposed streetscape improvements will create a sense of identity for downtown Westbury, while being adaptive enough to work with site constraints encountered during the future design and construction phases.

May 19, 2017


Governors Island is a 2017 MASterworks Award Winner

Last night Governors Island Phase 2: The Hills was awarded the Best Urban Landscape MASterworks award by The Municipal Art Society. This annual competition recognizes projects completed in the preceding year that made a significant contribution to New York’s built environment.

May 16, 2017


SHoP/MNLA Win NYC Award for Excellence in Design

The Fashion Institute of Technology's (FIT) New Academic Building will receive an award from the Public Design Commission of the City of New York this evening at the 35th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design. Projects considered for the award only include developments proposed on city-owned properties, and candidates are usually submitted by various city agencies. The building, designed by SHoP with landscape design by MNLA, will be located on the northern edge of the campus and host smart classrooms, a textile lab, administrative offices, and a student life hall.

May 11, 2017


Construction in Full Swing at TWA Hotel

Since its groundbreaking in December 2016, the project team has moved 22,000 cubic yards of soil to date to create a world-class airport hotel at JFK International Airport. The hotel is scheduled to open in late 2018/early 2019.

April 26, 2017


Sheridan Expressway Transformation

MNLA is part of the design team that will transform the Sheridan Expressway. Please click through for more info. 

April 11, 2017


Whitney Wins American Architecture Award

The Whitney Museum was awarded a 2017 American Architecture Award by The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

April 3, 2017


MNLA Wins ASLA NY Design Awards

MNLA, along with West 8, landed an ASLA NY Honor Award for Governor's Island Phase 2: The Hills as announced on March 17. Our firm, alongside Snohetta, also landed a Merit Award for our work on the Times Square Reconstruction. The awards will be distributed at the ASLA-NY Design Awards Ceremony and Reception which will be held Thursday, April 6 at the Center for Architecture in New York City. All winning projects will also be on display at the Center through April.

March 17, 2017


MNLA is a 2017 AIANY Design Award Winner

MNLA is part of the Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects team who was bestowed with a Merit Award for Architecture for the Kim and Tritton Residence Halls, Haverford College, Haverford, PA.

March 8, 2017


Signe Nielsen Top Influencers of 2017

Signe was named one of the top 100 influencers of the landscape architecture and design industry by

February 27, 2017


Signe Nielsen Speaks—Parks Without Borders Discussion Series

How can government agencies rethink public space to sustain lasting value?


Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 // 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

The Arsenal Gallery // 830 Fifth Ave., Third Floor


For the second installment of the Parks Without Borders Discussion Series, this discussion will delve into how government agencies can rethink guidelines, concepts, and expectations to sustain lasting value, helping to support a more seamless public realm.


Speakers:  Justin Moore, AICP, Executive Director and Signe Nielsen, FASLA, President  NYC Public Design Commission


Moderator: Nancy Prince, Deputy Chief of Design, NYC Parks


RSVP here.

January 25, 2017