Terrain Work’s Broadway Bouquet public art installation in New York City is featured in the April issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. We are honored to have our work recognized in one of the leading design journals during World Landscape Architecture Month! Click hereto learn more about the Broadway Bouquet. To access a digital copy of LA MAG click here.
Theodore Hoerr, Founding Principal of Terrain Work, will be teaching Plants & Design at RISD with fellow plant aficionado Adam Anderson of Design Under Sky this spring. We will focus on how to innovate with plants in design and bring these living creatures back to the forefront of the design conversation in landscape architecture.
Over the last few decades plants have often been reduced to "green infrastructure" while the discourse surrounding them has been limited to largely ecological functions. These issues are important, no doubt, but they cast plants as more an instrumental tool rather than an artful muse. Plants have also been frequently maligned as just another "material" along with the likes of stone, brick, or concrete. We aim to change this. Along with our students our course will explore how plants have the ability to create culture, shape space, and provide atmospheric effects creating new experiences in the built environment. If there are any plant lovers out there we would love to hear your thoughts on this topic! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
242 West 53rd Street is now being featured in the blog Field Condition. Situated in the heart of Manhattan and intertwined in a sixty story residential tower designed by Cetra Ruddy Architects and constructed by Pavarini McGovern, the landscape for West 53rd Street is embedded into the building at various levels offering a wide array of landcapes for vertical urban living. To learn more about this project that Theodore Hoerr led while a Principal at Balmori Associates 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
Theodore Hoerr, Founding Principal of Terrain Work, was in New Orleans this past week as part of the national ASLA conference. Theodore presented how teaching helps to shape and influence the ideological underpinnings of a professional practice. He was part of a panel discussion titled, "Learn by Teaching: Erasing the Academic and Practice Divide" with Tiffany Beamer, Partner, OLIN Partnership, Claire Fellman, Director, Snohetta, Ron Henderson, Professor/Director of Landscape Architecture at IIT and Founding Principal of L + A Landscape Architects, and Moderator Nilay Mistry, Adjunct Professor of Landscape Architecture at IIT. It was a fantastic weekend seeing old friends and making new ones in NOLA. Hope to see everyone in Los Angeles next year!