ASLA-NY is continuing the plant research initiative for professionals to collectively expand and share our knowledge of NYC plants. The research group, led by Wendy Andringa and co-led by Nancy Seaton, Morgan Mangelsen, and Michael Spina, will meet for walks at different locations in NYC.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, meet at the Parking Lot between Piers 2 & 3
Topic Research / Additional Info The group is open to both members and non-members who are interested in expanding their knowledge and awareness of plant systems in the profession of landscape architecture. If interested in the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the research google group, where we can share a link with you to sign-up for the walk. The walk is limited to 20 participants.
Nancy Seaton is a Senior Associate at Future Green Studio. She enjoys engaging with all aspects of landscape, including spatial design, historical research, writing, and work in the field. She has designed a broad variety of projects ranging from urban interventions to residential backyards, from institutional site designs to detailed planting plans. She acts as a plant specialist at Future Green Studio, drawing upon 25 years as a professional horticulturist in New York City, 15 of which she spent as a curator with Brooklyn Botanic Garden. She brings her Horticultural expertise to planting concepts and planting palettes that foreground resiliency and habitat.
Michael Spina, RLA, CERP, works at HDR. Drawing on over a decade of experience in ecological landscape design, he works with project teams to develop strategies that enhance ecosystem structure and function. He is focused primarily on the planning, design and execution of living shorelines and green infrastructure, paying particular attention to waterfront access, soils, streetscapes and habitat restoration.
Morgan Mangelsen is a Landscape Designer. She is interested in designing the urban environment so that it may participate as an operable component of regional ecosystems and watersheds. Her core interests are urban design and the cultural narratives of water.
Wendy Andringa is the founding principal of Assemblage Landscape Architecture, a Brooklyn-based practice founded in 2021 with a passion for exploring creative design solutions that are grounded in ecological and sustainable principles. Wendy has over 17 years experience in landscape architecture practice and teaching, and draws on her background in photography and art to find inspiration in the fusion of creative and ecological systems. Her work at Assemblage encompasses waterfront parks, community parks, civic infrastructure, educational campuses, and art centers.