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Design Talks | Landscape Architect Margie Ruddick & Design Patron Janette Sadik-Khan


2013 National Design Award winner Margie Ruddick is recognized for her pioneering, environmental approach to urban landscape design, forging a design language that integrates ecology, urban planning, and culture. Ruddick fosters the idea of nature in the city through projects including New York’s Queens Plaza, and Trenton Capital Park on the Delaware River. Ruddick’s international work includes the Shillim Retreat in India and the Living Water Park, the first ecological park in China.
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Eventbrite - Design Talks | A Conversation with Margie Ruddick & Janette Sadik-Khan

Sukkah City installation at Union Square


The Sukkah City installation at Union Square last weekend was an ideal example of how to use public space in NYC.  
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National Design Awards + Summer in NYC


If you happen to be in New York this summer (one day it will stop raining, I promise), be sure to check out these design destinations, all featuring previous National Design Award winners.
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National Design Awards and the New York Waterfront


I have been looking at this image from SHoP’s submission for quite some time without really understanding what the firm is proposing.
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