Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm EDT
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm EDT
City Tech - New Academic Building
285 Jay Street Brooklyn, New York 11201
“Good Trouble: Creativity + Collaboration” features architects, academics and change makers – and considers solutions to some of the most pressing problems in the built environment. The AIA framework for design excellence serves as an anchor and a springboard to explore sustainability, inclusivity and resilience in our borough, our city, and beyond. 1.5 AIA LU|HSW|AXP
May 17th: Design for Ecosystems
- Matthew Palmer is a Professor of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Matthew collaborates with NYC Parks, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NASA, the USDA Forest Service, and several units within Columbia University. Current research projects include evaluating the ecosystem functions of green infrastructure, studying the ecosystem consequences of reforestation in NYC, and providing scientific support for the management of both invasive and rare species throughout the region.
- Tatiana V. Choulika, RLA, ASLA is a Principal at James Corner Field Operations. Tatiana is currently overseeing such complex projects as the design and implementation of Freshkills Park in Staten Island and the design of open spaces for Columbia University’s new Manhattanville Campus. Tatiana’s work as a landscape architect is informed by the interactive ecology between people and nature.
- Ben Flanner is co-founder and CEO of Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. Ben is widely considered a pioneer for his groundbreaking model, which adapts existing green roof technology to intensively cultivate vegetables, beginning with Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a pilot project on a 6,000 square foot Brooklyn roof, which Ben co-founded in 2009.
- Willy Zambrano, FAIA is Design Principal and Partner at Zambrano Architectural Design (ZAD). As a zoning and code specialist with over 20 years of experience, Willy bridges planning and design excellence principles to enhance and maximize project opportunities while respecting and protecting the surrounding urban fabric. ZAD was the Architect of Record for Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm.
AIA Brooklyn members, City Tech students & faculty and New York City residents welcome.
This program is IN PERSON ONLY. Refreshments will be served in the Tillary Lobby at 530 PM and the program starts promptly at 6 PM. This series is generously sponsored and supported by KPF and Henning Larsen.