The New York Times - "Building a Park in Brooklyn To Sop up Polluted Waters"

Dec. 15, 2015


The New York Times chronicles the development of the Sponge Park and how it will impact the environmental future of the city.


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Public Media Commons Recognized with ASLA General Design Honor Award

Oct. 10, 2015


The article begins, "An airy but intimate city stage has opened in the Grand Center arts district of midtown St. Louis..." Click the link below to read more.



USA Today: USA Rocks First World's Fair of Food

Aug. 13, 2015


USA Today chronicles the success of the USA Pavilion and others at the Milan Expo 2015.



Archinect: Design Manifestos with Susannah Drake of DLANDstudio

Aug. 12, 2015


In an interview with Archinect, Susannah Drake talks about starting DLANDstudio, its evolution and the future of landscape architecture.



Upcoming Lectures


ASLA 2013 Annual Meeting & EXPO,

Sustainability + Regeneration: A Cultural Exchange with France

Nov. 17, 2013, 1:30 pm


2013 MAS Summit for New York City

Oct. 18, 2013


Archtober Tour, HOLD System: Flushing Bay

Oct. 9, 2013, 3:00 pm


We Are City Summitt, Indiana History Center
Aug. 22, 2013, 12:35 am


UNC Charlotte, College of Arts + Architecture, Convocation Lecture
Aug. 19, 2013, 2:00 pm

Susannah Drake Gives Advice in the Times  

August 2013


If the city's 6' fence code isn't enough to keep your backyard safe from prying eyes, Drake suggests planting vines.


Susannah Drake speaks at the Forum for Urban Design's Panel on Transportation  

February 2013


Transportation: Roads and Bridge. How should NYC adapt its streets, roads and bridges for pedestrians, bikes, or transit? Which infrastructure systems need immediate attention, and how can they be financed?


Metropolis Magazine - DLANDstudio's 'Come Highwater' Featured in Metropolis  

February 2013


Metropolis Magazine included DLANDstudio's Come Highwater research project as one of the feature stories for the February 2013 issue. The article looks at new strategies for coastal cities in an age of extreme storms and rising sea levels.

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Progettare Architettura, “Voci Emergenti 2013”
Feb. 5, 2013


Architect Magazine, “2013 Emerging Voices Awards”
Feb. 4, 2013


New York Times, “ Architectural League Names Winners of Emerging Voices Competition”
Feb. 1, 2013

AIA - Susannah Drake Selected for the 2013 AIA Young Architects Award  

January 2013


The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Susannah Drake, principal of DLANDstudio was selected to receive this honor in January of 2013

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Architectureal League - DLANDstudio Selected as one of the Architectural League's 2013 Emerging Voices

January 2013


The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.  The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work that represent the best of their kind, and address larger issues of architecture, landscape, and the built environment.  

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Architect Magazine, “SOM Leads the 2013 Young Architects Award”
Jan. 28, 2013

The Villager, “Urban planners home in on Zone A and its future; ‘The city needs to connect better with communities’”
Jan. 17, 2013

Architects Newspaper 01, “Water Wash”
Jan. 16, 2013

Policy Shop, “Should New York Be Developing its Waterfront in the Age of Climate Change?”
Jan. 15, 2013

The New Yorker, “Save New York By Making it ‘Soft’”
Jan. 15, 2013

WNYC News, “New Ideas for Protecting New York Harbor”
Jan. 4, 2013

Wall Street Journal - "Manufacturing Islands"  

January 4, 2013


DLANDstudio was featured in the February 4th issue of the Wall Street Journal. Read the article under the "Manufacturing Islands" headline.

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The Atlantic Cities, “The 5 Most Important Sustainability Stories of 2013”
Jan. 2, 2013


Landscape Architecture China, “Sponge Park™: Remediation and Open Space Strategy for the Gowanus Canal”
Winter 2012


Italia Oggi, “Le paludi salveranno New York dagli uragani”
Dec. 21, 2012


Le Monde, “Après Sandy, New York cherche comment faire barrage aux ouragans”
Dec. 17, 2012


The Huffington Post, “2012’s Notable Developments in Landscape Architecture”
Dec. 17, 2012


Associated Press, “AP IMPACT: Will NYC Act to Block Future Surges”
Nov. 25, 2012


Public Radio International, “Architect Proposes Natural-Inspired Rethink of New York City Waterfront”
Nov. 23, 2012


New York Times, “After Storm, Dry Floors Prove Value of Exceeding City Code”
Nov. 23, 2012


Bloomberg, “Sponge Parks, Sand Dunes May Boost Resilience to Storms”
Nov. 21, 2012


ArchDaily, “Post-Hurricane Sandy: Solutions for a Resilient City”
Nov. 14, 2012


Metro New York, “What Will It Take to Save New York Watefronts?”
Nov. 14, 2012


The Epoch Times, “Improving NYC’s Infrastructure in Sandy’s Wake”
Nov. 13, 2012


The Wall Street Journal, “Between a Soft and a Hard Place”
Nov. 12, 2012


Heritage Radio Network, “Burning Down The House - Episode 122 - Urban Resilience with Susannah Drake”
Nov. 11, 2012


New York Times, “The Real Luxury: A Way Out”
Nov. 3, 2012

New York Times - "Protecting the City Before Next Time"  

November 4, 2012


Susannah Drake, princial of DLANDstudio wrote a letter to the editor this week following hurricane sandy. Read the article under the "Voices in the Storm" headline.

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Topos - "New York Waterfronts After Sandy"  

November 2, 2012


After super-storm Sandy the New York based landscape architect Susannah C. Drake explored her neighbourhoods, thinking of how planners can prepare our cities for similar weather events in the future.

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Architectural Record - "In Sandy’s Wake, Revisiting MoMA’s Prescient “Rising Currents” Exhibition"  

November 2, 2012


Susannah Drake, princial of DLANDstudio wrote a letter to the editor this week following hurricane sandy. Read the article under the "Voices in the Storm" headline.

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The Huffington Post, “Sandy’s Wake-up Call: The Future Is Here Early”
Nov. 2, 2012


Landscape Architecture Magazine, “In New York, Drying Out”
Nov. 1, 2012

New York Times -"Voices in the Storm: Ruin and Uplift" 

November 2, 2012


Susannah Drake, princial of DLANDstudio wrote a letter to the editor this week following hurricane sandy. Read the article under the "Voices in the Storm" headline.

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Inhabitat - "MoMA Exhibit Offers Real Solutions to NYC's Rising Tides" 

October 31, 2012


Inhabitat revists DLANDstudio + ARO's MoMA "Rising Currents" exhibit; "It's long been known that if the seas rise due to Climate Change, New York City is in trouble. With buildings built right up to the waterfront, the city could be in a soupy mess with just a small increase in water levels."

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ArchDaily - "Will Sandy Finally Convince New York to Re-Design Its Waterfront?"  

October 30, 2012


DLANDstudio + ARO's 'Rising Currents' project was featured in an ArchDaily article about Superstorm Sandy and the New York waterfront.

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Dwell & New York Magazine - "City Modern Home Tours: Brooklyn" 

October 12, 2012


"Willow Residence is a three-story townhouse on a quiet street in Brooklyn Heights. A complete demolition of the interior of the space left a an "empty box" for architect Robert Kahn, which was enhanced by landscape architect Susannah Drake's stunningly designed green space."

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NEIWPCC's Annual Report Features the Gowanus Canal Sponge Park

September 2012


An article entitled "A Park Grows in the Gowanus" documents the proposed design for the Gowanus Canal Spone park and the working relationship between DLANDstucio and NEIWPCC

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Urban Omnibus - "Making Connections: Planning for Green Infrastructure in Two Bridges"  

August 8, 2012


Urban Omnibus looks at our proposal for the Two Bridges neigborhood of Manhattan, including new street swales and a rain terrace.

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Urban Omnibus, “Civic Action Charrette”
Jun. 27, 2012

Architect's Newspaper Blog - "DLANDstudio Proposes Plastics Recycling Center at the Brooklyn Navy Yard"  

June 22, 2012


The Architect's Newspaper takes a look at our proposal for the Mission Small Business Challenge to bring new plastics recycling possibilities to the Navy Yard.

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Huffington Post, “Gowanus Canal To Feature ‘Sponge Park’ Green Infrastructure”
Feb. 7, 2012


New York Times, “New York Sea Levels”
Oct. 2011


Marie Claire, “The Eco-Urban Designer”
Oct. 2011


International Business Times , “Taking a second look at MoMA’s Rising Currents Exhibit”
Aug. 29, 2011


ArchDaily, “Taking a second look at MoMA’s Rising Currents Exhibit, Zone 0 by ARO and DLANDstudio”
Aug. 29, 2011


“(re)designing nature”


Landscape Architecture Magazine, “Vermont”
Apr. 2011


Architects Newspaper 01, “Park Panacea? Capping BQE Could Mean Greener, Cleaner, South Williamsburg”
Jan. 17, 2011


Topos. Volume 73, “Lower Manhattan New Urban Ground”
Jan. 2011


Oculus, “Out of Africa”
Winter 2010/2011


Landscape Architecture China, “Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront to Respond to Climate Change - 5 Showcases of MoMA Exhibition by Teams of NYC Architects”


Topos. Volume 71, “Term Definition Identity”
Jul. 2010


Newsweek, “Starchitecture: A Modest Proposal: The trophy building is so over. Welcome to the era of design on a diet.”
Jun. 11, 2010


New York Times, “Imagining a More Watery New York”
Mar. 27, 2010


Garten + Landscaft, “Brooklyn: Vom Industriegebiet zim Parkgürtel”
Mar. 2010


New York Magazine, “When the Water Rises”
Feb. 2010


New York Times, “Architects Plan ‘Amphibious Landscape’ for New York City
Jan. 2010


Landscape Architecture China, “Women Landscape Architects of the World: Susannah C. Drake”


Topos. Volume 68, “Sponge Park, New York City”
Sept. 2009


Architect’s Newspaper. New York. Volume 13, “Up a Creek”
Jul. 2009


WCBS TV News, “Polluted Gowanus Canal Might Get Needed Makeover”
Jul. 2009


Design Trust for Public Space: High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines
Jul. 2009


The Brooklyn Eagle, “ ‘Sponge Park’ for Gowanus Gets Support – but Money?”
Feb. 2009


Oculus. AIANY Volume 70, Issue 4, “Water Fight”
Jan. 2009


United Kingdom Landscape Institute: Vista Magazine
Jan. 2009


United States Army Corps of Engineers Hudson -
Raritan Estuary Comprehensive Restoration Plan

Dec. 2008


Architectural Record, “University Program Fuses Ecology and Design”
Oct. 2008


The New York Sun, “The Smell of Gowanus Canal May Be Sponged Away”
Jul. 2008


New York Daily News, “Cleanup coming for once-popular Oakland Lake pathway, hit by floods”
Jul. 2008


Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “Gowanus Group’s Sponge Parks Honored by AIA, ASLA”
Jul. 2008

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