2016 Honor Award


East River Esplanade Vision Plan

Landscape Architect:

Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.


Project Team:

About the Project:

This project presents an actionable vision to transform 3.5 miles of neglected and underperforming East Side Esplanade into a major recreational amenity with integral resiliency measures for East Harlem, Upper East Side and New York City. The East Side Esplanade Vision Plan combines strategies that protect low-income housing against flooding, improve water quality, create littoral habitat, and expand recreation, which together embody the meanings of equitable, resilient and sustainable design.