Brooklyn, NY United States

Dlandstudio is an interdisciplinary design firm founded in 2005 by Susannah C. Drake, FASLA, FAIA. The firm, born from her vision of making cities more ecologically productive, develops methods to layer environmental, engineering, and political structures to make real change in the built environment. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Dlandstudio’s unique design practice redefines the role of public space to incorporate infrastructural systems, restore native ecologies, and mitigate climate change. Our innovative and socially-accountable process is combined with our skills in creating beautiful and enduring landscapes, parks, and cultural destinations. Our designs for QueensWay, Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™, and Argenta Plaza, strategically reexamine urban connections, provide community destinations, and use innovative design to bring legibility to sustainable ecological practices. Additional projects include the Public Media Commons in St. Louis, BQGreen, and “A New Urban Ground,” a collaboration with ARO Architects in MoMA’s 2010 “Rising Currents: Projects of New York’s Waterfront” exhibition which set a design precedent in urban waterfront resiliency. The firm has won numerous awards and competitions and our work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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