2015 Honor Award

Hunter’s Point South Park

Location: Queens, NY

Landscape Architect:

Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI

Project Team:

Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI

Thomas Balsley Associates – Lead Designer: Thomas Balsley, FASLA; Dale Schafer, ASLA; Michael Koontz, ASLA; Christian Gabriel, ASLA; John Donnelly, ASLA; Shigeo Kawasaki, ASLA

WEISS/MANFREDI – Lead Designer: Marion Weiss, FAIA; Michael A. Manfredi, FAIA; Christopher Ballentine, RA; Michael Steiner, AIA; Lee Lim; MichaelBlasberg, RA; Alice Chai; Nick Elliott; Hyoung-Gul Kook, AIA; Joe Vessell, RA

ARUP – Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: Tom Kennedy; Matt Best; Michael Newey; James DeMarco

Consultants, Phase I: E-Design Dynamics – Ecological Systems and Restoration Ecologist; Halcrow – Marine Engineering; Karyn Olivier – Public Art; A.G. Consulting Engineering, P.C. – MEPFP Engineer; Yu & Associates – Environmental Engineer; VJ Associates – Cost-Estimator; B-A Engineering, P.C. – Traffic Engineer; Two Twelve – Graphic Designer; AKRF – Historical Researcher; The LiRo Group – Resident Engineer; KM Associates of New York, Inc. – Permitting Expeditor

Product Sources: Plants- New Moon Nursery; Soils – Island Topsoil; Hardscape- Hanover pre-cast concrete hexagonal pavers, Cold spring granite cobble, Sun pre-cast concrete oval edge and water runnels, Evergreen beach sand; Lighting- Light pole – Pechina light fixture supplied by Holophane on davit pole, silver finish; Step lights – Type AXA1 Supplied by Bega, silver finish; Furniture- Custom wood slat lounge chairs and banquette seats designed by Thomas Balsley Associates; Custom pre-cast concrete benches designed by Thomas Balsley Associates; Parc Vue bench supplied by Landscapeforms, graphite finish; Drainage – Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.; Fences/Gates/Walls- In City Enterprises; Lumber/Decking/Edging- Kebonized Southern Yellow Pine provided by Kebony; Structures – Steelframe structure and canopy fabricated by Powell SteelCorporation; Play Equipment – Landscape Structures; Safety Tile – MitchellRubber; Adult Fitness Equipment – Outdoor Fitness; Gabion Wall – Gabion USA; Mist Station – Water Odyssey; Paver jet sprays – Hobbs; Drinking fountain – Haws 3202; Irrigation – Hunter; Synthetic Turf – Astroturf


About the Project:

One of city’s most ambitious and complex developments in decades, Hunter’s Point South Park aspires to be a new kind of project. Focusing on designing a park and infrastructural system that was innovative, flexible, and aspirational, the proposal wove together all designed elements of the project and thus expanded traditional roles of the core design team, blurring the lines between landscape architecture, architecture, and engineering.