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Jewish Theological Seminary

Sectors

Campuses, Cultural/Historic

Service

Landscape Architecture

Client

Jewish Theological Seminary

Location

New York, NY

Status

In Progress

Architect

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects

MNLA is working with the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) to reconceive their campus. Concurrent to a building expansion effort, a series of small landscape areas was designed, each with a distinct program and character. The new courtyard functions as both a viewing garden and seating area for the adjacent cafeteria. The terrace is primarily a viewing  garden for the library and residences with a lightly used passage connecting to the JTS garden. The JTS garden is a more residential amenity that allows a variety of uses, including hosting of events. Both the JTS garden and courtyard are designed to accommodate a large Sukkah.

 

Additional scope areas include a non-occupiable green roof and a reconfigured entry planter. Each of these small spaces is a component in the rethinking of open space on the campus and will serve hybrid functions for scholars, visitors and residents.

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