Details announced for Pier 57 implementation

James Lima is featured in a profile by The Daily Beast of an ambitious new food market and its creator, Anthony Bourdain, planned for Pier 57. Bourdain is subleasing two levels – a total of 155,000 square feet – of the pier, which is currently undergoing redevelopment by Youngwoo & Associates and RXR Realty. Earlier, Google signed[…]

Rebuild by Design book published

Rebuild by Design is a design competition launched in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on Northeast United States, sponsored by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan in partnership with the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, the Municipal Art Society, the Regional Plan Association, and the Van Alen Institute, with lead funding support from[…]

BIG U wins ten international and national awards, including Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction

The BIG U has won a Global Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction. As part of the team for The Big U, JLP+D helped develop this ambitious flood protective system encompassing ten miles of Lower Manhattan waterfront. The project overlays social infrastructure on resiliency infrastructure, answering the question of how resiliency measures can protect neighborhoods from[…]

BLUE Pier in top three at international design competition

A team led by W Architecture and including JLP+D is in the top three finalists for the international design competition to reimagine St. Petersburg FL Pier. The team’s proposal, dubbed the BLUE Pier, places revenue-generating public programming at the foot of the pier, providing a new economic and social connection between the waterfront and the nearby[…]

Pursuing brownfield redevelopment opportunities for the Bronx waterfront

JLP+D is working with Abel Bainsson Butz Architects on a Step 2 Brownfield Opportunity Area study for the Harlem River, for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Bronx Council on Environmental Quality. The resulting report will recommend a significant portion of the Bronx waterfront for brownfield designation, and will include recommendations for[…]

Placemaking as an economic engine in Newport, RI

James Lima was invited to speak on placemaking as an economic engine at The Experience of Open Space, a Newport Open Space Forum event. The event kicked off the Newport Parks and Open Space Master Plan, a planning effort for parks and open space that are forward-thinking, historically sensitive, environmentally aware, and economically sound in[…]

JLP+D joins team designing Minneapolis riverfront park

JLP+D is excited to be part of the core team, with SCAPE Landscape Architecture and Rogers Partners Architects, preparing a conceptual plan for Water Works, an ambitious new central waterfront park along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. The team will deliver a design that responds to the unique physical, social, and economic opportunities at[…]