Grand Army Plaza Redesign Competition

Our design allows for the expansion of Prospect Park and ensures that Brooklyn pedestrians can finally move from the plaza and into the Park unimpeded. This design by Principal Jake LaChapelle and his colleague Babak Bryan was one of the winners of the 2008 Reinventing Grand Army Plaza design competition sponsored by the Design Trust…

Gowanus Embankment and Basin

As part of an idea competition titled “Connections: The Gowanus Lowline,” our proposal envisions a mixed-use neighborhood called the “Gowanus Embankment,” redeveloping the Gowanus Basin as an economic hub. Our team proposed significant regrading to protect residential zones from future flooding and prioritization of hazardous waste removal.