Opening the Edge - Reimagining Green Space at Wald Houses

Opening the Edge: Reimagining Green Space at Wald Houses

Design Trust, in partnership with New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), is calling for applications for fellowships to create a prototype design for a lively public space at Wald Houses in the Lower East Side.

Many NYCHA developments are set back from the sidewalk, surrounded by grassy areas that are fenced off from residents and the neighboring community. The selected fellows will work with residents to develop a new design for a green space at Wald Houses, prioritizing connectivity between the development and streetscape, while encouraging social interaction and promoting the physical and mental health of residents and the broader community. The Design Trust plans to construct a prototype of the design, coordinating with NYCHA, in a second phase of work.

Community Organizing Fellow

The Community Organizing Fellow will design the resident engagement process, and play a significant role in building consensus among stakeholders on shared goals and metrics for success.

Landscape Architecture Fellow

The Landscape Architecture Fellow will be responsible for the physical and environmental analysis of the site and its context, related documentation, the development of a design that is ecologically productive, and synthesis of the overall design.

Active Design Fellow

The Active Design Fellow will generate the social documentation and analysis of the site and its context, and devise active design solutions that advance social interaction, physical activity, and the overall health of residents and the community.

Lighting Design Fellow

The Lighting Design Fellow will document and analyze the lighting conditions of the site and its context, and design human-focused lighting solutions for the health and safety of residents and the surrounding community.

The deadline for applications is July 28, 2016.