2024 Award of Excellence

General Design

Setting a New Ecological Agenda for Brooklyn’s Oldest Public Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY

Landscape Architect:

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Project Team:

Altieri Sebor Wieber (MEP Engineer)
Architecture Research Office (Architect)
Building Conservation Associates (Restoration Architect)
Craul Land Scientist (Soil Science)
Design 2147 Limited (Code Consultant)
eDesign Dynamics (Ecology)
Geosyntec Consultants (Civil Engineer)
Silman (Restoration Structural Engineer)
Tillotson Design Associates (Lighting Designer)
Thorton Tomasetti (Civil and Structural Engineer)
Gardiner and Theobald (Owners Rep)
Kelco Construction (Contractor)

Photo Credit(s):

Photos 1, 2, 3, 7-10: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Photos 4, 11: Lexi Van Valkenburgh
Photo 5: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. & Lexi Van Valkenburgh
Photo 6: Alex Maclean


About the Project:

The Water Conservation Project and Children’s Discovery Garden work together to make Brooklyn Botanic Garden a model for landscape sustainability and education. The projects serve the garden’s youngest visitors while innovatively reducing its reliance on freshwater and easing the burden on Brooklyn’s aging stormwater infrastructure.

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