53RD & 8TH ROOFTOP OPEN TO RESIDENTS | August 2017
The rooftop at 53rd & 8th, a condominium property owned by HFZ Capital, is now open and in use by residents. Meanwhile on the ground, construction has commenced on the dog park and mural wall. Stay tuned!
ARCHIPELAGO COURTYARD FEATURED ON LANDEZINE.COM | July 11, 2017
The archipelago courtyard at 560 State Street in Brooklyn is now featured on Landezine.com! Built in 2010, it features timber islands planted with Gleditsia floating in a plane of banded brick paving.
ONE HUDSON YARDS CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY | June 2017
Terrain is pleased to announce that our design for Related Company’s One Hudson Yards is under construction and scheduled for completion in Fall 2017. The design includes several rooftop terraces and a public plaza under the High Line at 30th Street.
TERRAIN PROJECT CITED IN FRENCH ZINE | June 2017
French design magazine Àvivre published our Printing Press Rooftop Park in Brooklyn as part of a series featuring rooftop parks and gardens from around the globe.
555 10TH NOW OPEN | June 2017
Steven recently shared his design vision for Extell Development’s 555 10th Ave with the building marketing team. Nearly complete, terrain designed a 12th floor outdoor lounge and dog run and a pool deck on the 56th floor terrace. What a view!
HOUSING IN THE BRONX FULL STEAM AHEAD THIS SUMMER | May 31, 2017
Construction is set to pick up on a number of housing projects throughout the Bronx this summer. At 4275 Park Avenue, the parking lot bio-swale and public terrace will be installed and planted in the coming months. And at 1060 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue, the pedestrian bridge is already in place, while contractors pour retaining walls and exposed aggregate pathways to link the upper and lower outdoor courtyards. In all, terrain will have seven projects under construction in the Bronx this summer.
PROSPECT HEIGHTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING GETS A GARDEN | May 19, 2017
Residents of a new affordable housing building in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn are trialing their 1300 square foot community garden this summer. In collaboration with Cook + Fox Architects, terrain designed several rooftop terraces at 535 Carlton, including the 9th floor vegetable plot. Planted veggies include tomatoes, okra, lettuce, peppers, kale, eggplant, and so many more.
LOTKA QUOTED IN BUSINESS INSIDER | May 3, 2017
Rebecca Lotka was quoted in Business Insider regarding the rise of rooftop farming at luxury condominiums in New York. Terrain, collaborating with architect Cook + Fox, designed a large productive rooftop garden at 550 Vanderbilt Ave in Brooklyn. The garden will be used to grow produce and herbs for Olmsted, a Prospect Heights restaurant founded by Chef Greg Baxtrom and Farmer Ian Rothman.
COURTYARD 5/6 NOW OPEN AT INDUSTRY CITY | April 2017
Courtyard 5/6 at Industry City in Sunset Park is now open! The 600 foot long space features a woodland boardwalk, timber bleacher, and beer garden complete with a restored 1916 Adirondack fire tower. The Frying Pan of Pier 66 fame has expanded across the East River and opened the Wheelhouse, a seasonal bar and quick bite shop. Stop by to check it out!
TUPU, PRINTING PRESS ROOFTOP FEATURED IN GLOBAL MANSION I February 22, 2017
Steven Tupu spoke extensively with real estate publication Global Mansion about the state of planting design at luxury properties around the globe. Read it here.
TERRAIN CONTINUES EFFORTS IN ADIRONDACKS | January 2017
Terrain-NYC, in partnership with the Town of Tupper Lake, submitted schematic design proposals for two new parks near Tupper Lake, NY in the Adirondacks. The NYS Department of State also approved funding for the Flanders Performance Park, which is slated to go into construction later this year. Local fundraising efforts continue to make the Tupper Lake Master Plan a reality.
GREEN BUILD 2016 PRESENTATION I October 7, 2016
The team arrives in Los Angeles to present at Green Build. The presentation, Farming the Fifth Facade: Designing Urban Food Production was well received. Check out the abstract here! Pictured below: Steven Tupu (Terrain), Gwen Schantz (Brooklyn Grange), and Susie Teal (Cook + Fox).
STEVEN TUPU TO SPEAK AT GREEN BUILD 2016 I September 25th, 2016
Join Steven and the Cook + Fox team discuss biophilic design at the Los Angeles 2016 Green Build Conference. The event takes place from October 5-7th.
INDUSTRY CITY FOREST PLANTED I September 16th, 2016
The industrial courtyard over in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is looking lush. A quick thanks to The Todd Group, an excellent contractor and partner. Head on over in late fall to enjoy the forest paths, turf and beer gardens.
HEGEMAN COMMUNITY INSTALLS GARDEN I July 8th, 2016
Residents of the Hegeman Residence, a LEED building designed by terrain & Cook + Fox Architects, banded together with a local non-profit and installed an extension to the main courtyard for growing vegetables and the opportunity to care for their own plants. We are so happy that the residents enjoy the gardens.
53rd & 8th PROGRESS I June 23rd, 2016
The terrace at 53rd & 8th is the first of 4 spaces designed by terrain for HFZ Capital. The entry landscape, roof deck, and dog run are to follow in late fall.
LUDLOW COMMONS OUT OF GROUND I June 18th, 2016
Terrain designed a communal garden, rooftop and entry landscape in for a new senior home in Yonkers. The superstructure and site drainage is currently underway. The LEED building, designed by MAP Architecture & Planning, will provide an affordable home close to the amenities of downtown with its own green oasis on site.
555 10th AVENUE NEARS OPENING I June 11th, 2016
The 52 story tower is nearing completion along with a 10th floor Dog Run and 50th floor Pool Terrace and Sun Deck designed by Terrain. Plants are tagged and ready for a fall installation. Check back soon! 555ten.
TUPPER LAKE PHASE 1 RECEIVES FUNDING & DESIGN I June 11th, 2016
The Waterfront Park secured funding for a new performance structure, grading, paths and trees as the first step in the park's transformation. Please check back next spring for construction updates and details.
1 GRAND ARMY PLAZA COMPLETE I May 29th, 2016
Check out Terrain's newly completed Brooklyn Terrace on top of Richard Meyer's 1 Grand Army Plaza. The terrace overlooks the plaza, prospect park and the Manhattan Skyline! More photos available on the project page.
GROUNDBREAKING AT INDUSTRY CITY! I July 18th, 2016
See you in the fall - Updates to follow !
TERRAIN PREPARES FOR A BIG CONSTRUCTION SEASON! I May 17th, 2016
After much planning and anticipation, it's a year for building! Looking forward to sharing photos.
1 GRAND ARMY PLAZA RECEIVES FINISHING TOUCHES I April 15th, 2016
Terrain nears completion on private terrace at 1 Grand Army Plaza. The design softens the terrace with lush planting, lit screens, children's area, and a raised perch to overlook Prospect Park. Photos coming soon!
ERIE BASIN PARK WINS NY ASLA HONOR AWARD I March 7th, 2016
Terrain, in collaboration with Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architecture, receives 2016 Honor Award from New York Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
SAM CHUN JOINS TERRAIN I February 29th, 2016
We are excited to welcome our new addition. Sam holds a BLA from Penn State University.
NO NAME INLET REVEALED I February 24th, 2016
Terrain's design for No Name Inlet at North Henry Street for the Newtown Creek Alliance was presented to the public and well received. The project is on track to receive federal and local funding.
NATCH QUINN JOINS TERRAIN I January 11th, 2016
Furniture designer & model craftsman, Natch joins the crew. Plenty of model photos to come!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! I December 23rd, 2015
Happy holidays from Terrain! We hope you enjoy the season, and will re-open in 2016!
TUPPER LAKE RECEIVES FUNDING! I December 11th, 2015
The village of Tupper Lake received nearly one-million dollars of state funding for the continued design, planning, construction documentation and early phasing of the 27 acre waterfront park! Terrain is ready to start!
TERRAIN FEATURED AT THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK I December 1st, 2015
Check out the exhibit until February 7th, 2016. Congratulations to MAP Architecture for the decades of hard work and dedication towards a community driven rebuilding of the South Bronx! Read more here.
NEW TERRAIN OFFICE! I December 1st, 2015
Terrain moves to new location in SoHo. New office photo to follow soon- in the mean time grab your hard hat and dust mask! New Address: 203 Lafayette Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10012.
TUPPER LAKE WATERFRONT PARK PRESENTATION I November 23rd, 2015
Steven Tupu recieves great recepetion at the public presentation of Terrain's vision for a revitalized waterfront park to the Adirondack community of Tupper Lake & representatives from the New York Department of State! Thanks to the public for coming out, and thank you to all of our team members for the hard work. For more information on the project see our website or look to the local papers.
MEAGHAN LYNCH REJOINS TERRAIN I October 10th, 2015
Former Terrain employee, Meaghan, finds her way back after 7 years of teaching, leading her own practice and becoming a mom. Welcome back, Meaghan.
INDUSTRY CITY COURTYARD 5-6 TAPE OUT I October 2nd, 2015
Following design approval at Industry City, the team tapes out the proposal for the 600 foot long courtyard. Great exercise, great reality check before construction detailing, and great fun as always. Learn more about why we're so excited here.
MAGGIE CONDON JOINS TERRAIN I September 7th, 2015
Long time collaborator & friend of Terrain, Maggie Condon, joins the office! Maggie brings with her over 20 years of experience and vast knowledge of durability and construction materials.
11 BEACH STREET FEATURED ON FIELD CONDITION I August 25th, 2015
Check out the construction updates at 11 Beach Street- a BKSK lead conversion of an 1882 built Tribeca building. It's gonna be an amazing roof terrace! Photo courtesy of Field Condition.
TERRAIN PRESENTS HOUSING WORK AT A.I.A. PEER DISCUSSION I August 18th, 2015
Join Steven Tupu discuss the challenges and rewards of supportive housing landscapes with Cook Fox Architects, BKSK Architects, MAP Architects & Handel Architects. Thank you to MAP for catching this.
THE TEAM VISITS EARLY TERRAIN ESTATE PROJECTS ON LONG ISLAND I July 31st, 2015
A great day visiting earlier projects all across Long Island. Modern pools, tree houses, gardens, Montauk waves and Zum Scheider beers- not bad at all. Oh yeah, and tree-top table tennis!
BRIAN GREEN JOINS TERRAIN I June 22nd, 2015
Terrain is excited to announce the arrival of our newest team member, Brian Green. Brian recently graduated from Virginia Tech's MLA program. Welcome!
SALEM HARBOR POWER STATION BREAKS GROUND I June 2nd, 2015
Footprint Power officially broke ground on a new combined cycle natural gas plant which replaces an old coal fired plant. The new plant is more efficient and occupies nearly 1/4 of the land area- leaving 7 acres of waterfront park available to the public for the first time in nearly a century.
CRESTON AVENUE RIBBON CUTTING I May 18th, 2015
The Housing Collaborative & Volunteers of America celebrated the official completion of the Creston Avenue Residence, a new supportive housing building in the Fordham Heights neighborhood in the Bronx. The building houses over 70 individual and families in need, including those living with illnesses, Veterans and previously homeless individuals to whom a stable and affordable home is crucial to rebuilding their lives. Terrain is proud to be the landscape architect of an inviting rear courtyard which offers residents a place to gather, live closer to nature and call their own.
FALELIMA COASTAL RESILIENCY NURSERY ESTABLISHED I May 14th, 2015
Steven Tupu traveled back to his ancestral homeland in the Samoan Islands to work with the local village community to establish a native nursery which will supply coastal forest plantings in areas previously disturbed by logging. The restored forests will strengthen the island community's ability to withstand tropical storms. The project was made possible by U.S. Green Grants.
TERRAIN & COOKFOX WIN BSA 2014 HOUSING AWARD I May 5th, 2015
The Hegeman Residence received the 2014 Housing Design Award from the Boston chapter of the AIA. Terrain designed the exterior spaces.
TERRAIN'S WORK HIGHLIGHTED AT THE CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE I April 14th, 2015
Join Common Ground & a panel of architects at the center for architecture in a conversation on new supportive housing in New York City. Terrain's work will be presented with Cook & Fox Architects as well as MAP architects. Follow the link!
TERRAIN TURNS TEN! I March 4th, 2015
Steven Tupu & the terrain team celebrate 10 years in business with some of our favorite people! A great night to start the next decade!
U.S. GREEN GRANT SECURED FOR FALELIMA I February 24th, 2015
Terrain secured a grant to improve the storm resiliency along the coast in Falelima, Samoa. The grant will fund the replanting of coastal forests and the establishment of a native tree nursery to supply future buffer plantings. Field trip to the pacific islands? Check!
SALEM HARBOR STATION MOVES FORWARD I February 17th, 2015
Crews are hard at work clearing, cleaning, capping & salvaging material at Footprint's Salem Harbor Station. Construction of phase 1 & development of phase 2 to follow!
JAMAICA CROSSING KICKS OFF I February 4th, 2015
Terrain kicks off work on 4 large terraces at Jamaica Crossing with BRP Developers.
ST. AUGUSTINE'S HOUSING DESIGN KICK OFF I January 7th, 2015
Design work begins for St. Augustine's affordable and supportive housing. The site sits on a former church grounds with amazing geological schist exposed after demolition- we are very excited to be working on such a layered site for a good use!
TERRAIN OPENS FOR 2015 I January 5th, 2015
Welcome 2015! Looking forward to another great year.
TERRAIN CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS I December 23rd, 2014
We are closing the office until January 5th, 2015. Have a wonderful break, and we'll see you next year!
PACIFIC PARK BREAKS GROUND I December 15th, 2014
Greenland Forest City Partners break ground on 535 Carlton, a mixed income building designed by COOKFOX Architects. Terrain is tasked with designing the streetscape, building entries, and multiple levels of both private and common terraces.
REBBECA LOTKA JOINS TERRAIN I December 15th, 2014
After recently earning a Masters in Landscape Architecture at Temple University, Rebecca joins Terrain full time.
DALE SCHAFER JOINS TERRAIN I November 17th, 2014
Dale brings with him decades of experience at leading firms in New York and around the country.
RUNNERS UP FOR ALDABRA HOUSE COMPETITION I November 12th, 2014
Danny Forster Design Studio lead team members Terrain & ARUP in the design of a visitor's center and museum in the Seychelles. The team was awarded the second place prize for the unique and sustainable design.
SUMMER INTERN SEND OFF I August 18th, 2014
After 3 months as a Terrain team member, we celebrate our intern, Cissy Yang. Cissy is returning to the Rhode Island School of Design for her final year in a Masters of Landscape Architecture program.
STEVEN TUPU PRESENTS TUPPER LAKE MASTER PLAN I August 27th, 2014
Steven heads up to the stunning Adirondacks to present Terrain's proposal for a waterfront park to the village officials and Department of State Representatives.
BUDAPEST MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY I July 10th, 2014
Terrain joined up with Danny Forster Design Studio & ARUP to submit a proposal for the new Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, Hungary. The team's entry is among the top competition proposals.
ELIZABETH CAMPBELL KELLY REJOINS TERRAIN I February 1st, 2014
After gaining experience at several leading offices in New York City and becoming a mother, Liz rejoined Terrain. She previously worked at Terrain from 2007-2009.
STEVEN TUPU ATTENDS ASLA CONFERENCE & UPENN ANNIVERSARY I November 20th, 2013
Steven traveled to Boston to attend the annual ASLA conference as well as UPenn's 100 Years of Landscape Architecture celebration. Steven previously taught design studios at the school.
SALEM HARBOR POWER PLANT PRESENTED TO PUBLIC I May 2nd, 2013
Terrain & COOKFOX Architects publicly present Footprint Power's proposal for the redevelopment of the Salem Harbor Power Station. The first phase of the proposal includes 7 acres of waterfront park designed by Terrain.
TUPPER LAKE MASTERPLAN KICKOFF I April 17th, 2013
Terrain & Studio Prospect head up to the Adirondacks to kickoff the masterplan of a waterfront park. The team met with the community and local officials to gather input and delve into the site.
SYLVIA WILSON JOINS TERRAIN I April 1st, 2013
New Zealand native, Sylvia Wilson, joins Terrain, bringing with her an international sensibility to landscape. Sylvia interned with Terrain in 2011.
SCOTT GOODRICH JOINS TERRAIN I March 15th, 2013
Scott comes to Terrain with experience at a leading firm in New York and an interdisciplinary design office in Rome, Italy.
STEVEN TUPU SPEAKS AT SUSTAINABILITY PANEL I March 14th, 2013
Steven participated in a panel discussion on sustainable design and supportive housing with COOKFOX Architects & Common Ground.
ROOFTOP GARDEN PUBLICATION I March, 2013
Terrain's work is featured in the book 'Rooftop Garden' by JTart Publishing, China 2013.
HEGEMAN BUILDING RIBBON CUTTING I September 12th, 2012
Terrain celebrates the opening of the Hegeman Builing, a supportive and affordable housing project in Brownsville New York. Common Ground developed the project with COOKFOX Architects. Terrain designed the entry, courtyard and future community gardens.
TERRAIN WINS NY ASLA COLLABORATIVE DESIGN AWARD I March 1st, 2011
Terrain wins ASLA award for Sand's Point Residence in collaboration with Mark Dubois Architects.
TERRAIN WINS RESTORATION AWARD I March 1st, 2011
Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District awarded Terrain their restoration award for our work on Roosevelt Island.
FROG TERRACE WINS NY ASLA MERITAWARD I April 1st, 2010
The Frog Terrace project wins a 2010 NY ASLA Merit Award. The project is exhibited at the Horticultural Society of New York.
FALELIMA FRESH WATER PROJECT PHASE 2 COMMENCES I January 1st, 2010
Terrain begins the coordination of phase 2 of the fresh water project in Falelima Village, Savaii, Samoa.
1000x LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PUBLICATION I 2009
Eerie Basin Park featured in 1000x Landscape Architecture, Braun Publising, 2009.
UNFOLDING TERRACE ON COVER OF LAM I July, 2009
The Folding Terrace project is the cover and feature article of the July 2009 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.
RISD FINAL REVIEW JURY I May 1st, 2009
Steven and Liz are invited critics at student reviews at RISD.
FALELIMA FRESH WATER PROJECT UNDERWAY I May 1st, 2009
Phase one of the fresh water project in Savaii, Samoa, is currently being implemented. Improvements include renovating the local school, adding bathroom facilities, and repairing rainwater catchment infrastructure. Phase one will double the water storing capacity of the school.
FROM THE GROUND UP EXHIBITING AT VAN ALEN INSTITUTE I May-June, 2009
The Terrain & COOKFOX winning entry for 'From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes' competition is on display at the Van Alen Institute.
MEAGHAN PIERCE ACCEPTS TEACHING POSITION IN WELLINGTON, NZ I January 1st, 2009
Terrain team member Meaghan Pierce accepts a teaching position at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Victoria University in Wellington, NZ.
MAGNOLIA COURTYARD RECEIVES NY ASLA MERIT AWARD I November, 2008
The Magnolia Courtyard project in Brooklyn Heights receives a NY ASLA Merit Award in the residential category.
UNFOLDING TERRACE WINS ASLA HONOR AWARD I October, 2008
The Unfolding Terrace Project in Dumbo Brookyln wins the national ASLA Honor Award for excellence in residential design. Terrain attended the awards ceremony in Philadelphia.
EERIE BASIN PARK ON COVER OF LAM I 2008
The Eerie Basin Park, a Redhook, Brooklyn waterfront park in collaboration with Lee Weintraub, is featured on the cover of Landscape Architecture Magazine.