2024 Merit Award

Community Impact

Wasteyards at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)

New York City (4 Boroughs)

Landscape Architect:

Grain Collective Landscape Architecture & Urban Design PLLC

Project Team:

New York City Housing Authority
NDNY Architecture + Design – Architect of Records
Center for Zero Waste Design – Waste Management
ArchitectureRED – Urban Design
Insight Civil Engineering, PLLC – Civil Engineering
Dagher Engineering – MEP
Sherpa Construction Consulting LLC – Cost Estimates

Photo Credit(s):

Grain Collective


About the Project:

The NYCHA Wasteyards Re-design sets a precedent, demonstrating how capital investments in infrastructure can be leveraged for the dual purpose of accomplishing infrastructure upgrades while adding societal value and enriching the lives of residents. All community upgrades were achieved within the original capital investment allotted for wasteyard modernization, serving as a model for larger waste management initiatives.

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