.2016

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 !

Industry City Groundbreaking

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.

CRESTON AVENUE WINS AWARDS   I  March 4th, 2016

Congratulations to MAP Architects!  The recently completed, LEED Platinum, supportive housing building is being celebrated for it's livability, design, energy efficiency & more...  Featured in Architect's Magazine.

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.

Congratulations to the NCA!

NATCH QUINN JOINS TERRAIN   I  January 11th, 2016

Furniture designer & model craftsman, Natch joins the crew.  Plenty of model photos to come!

.2015

 

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.

.2014

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.

.2013

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.

.2012

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.

.2011

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.

.2010

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.  

.2009

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.

.2008

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.