Terrain Work's design proposal "The New York Plant Circus" to re-imagine the future of Park Avenue in New York has been selected as a finalist for the Beyond the Centerline international design competition. To vote for our design text: F005 to 502-219-3839 (one vote per phone number allowed). Voting closes at 5 PM EST on Friday, March 9th. You can learn more about the competition by visiting Beyond the Centerline. To see our complete proposal for The New York Plant Circus click here.
Terrain Work recently created 'Mind Games' a temporary garden that explores our perceptions of childhood through the lens of adulthood. The garden is at once a representation of these myriad states of being, and a sensory experience that invites both children and adults to play in a field of fallen leaves - ten thousand balls of yellow, orange, and red. Mind Games is currently trying to find a home. If you are interested in speaking to us about implementing this project please contact us. To learn more about 'Mind Games' click here
Terrain Work has started several new projects recently, including this garden in Lebanon, New Jersey. Situated on a picturesque three acre site at the edge of a mature woodland, the new garden will feature a series of cascading terraces down the hillside that act as an armature for raised vegetable and herb parterres while also providing access to an entertainment lawn. A path will be circumscribed into the meadow and existing woodland areas to unify the property so that it can be enjoyed both visually and experientially. Finally, a meadow of native plant species will serve as the underlying planting matrix for a large portion of the site. The meadow plants have been selected to attract a variety of New Jersey native birds and butterflies in addition to providing a striking visual backdrop of flowering meadow plants and grasses that change in texture and color from season to season.
Construction for Terrain Work's Urban Sponge Garden in Hoboken is nearing completion. This small garden will have a broad impact. Learn more about how this space contributes to a larger city wide initiative to manage stormwater runoff in Hoboken at www.terrainwork.com. Come visit the garden on June 5th when it will be featured on the Hoboken Secret Garden Tour.
SoHo Tower was recently in the news after architect Renzo Piano Building Workshop unveiled the design scheme for this residential development in Manhattan. Theodore Hoerr led the landscape architectural design for this project while a Principal at Balmori Associates. Find out more about SoHo Tower landscape at terrainwork.com.
Beginning today Theodore Hoerr will be teaching two courses in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design during the Spring term: Site, Ecology, and Design with Emily Vogler and Plants and Design with Adam Anderson. Follow his updates on instagram and twitter during the semester.
The Hancher Auditorium is nearing completion! This project for the University of Iowa implements a progressive water management system that captures, cleans, and infiltrates water into the ground. The design strategy transforms the relationship between the Art Campus and Iowa River to ensure a more resilient environment. Theodore Hoerr led the design of this project while a Principal at Balmori Associates in collaboration with Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Read more about the Landscape for Hancher Auditorium.