Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design, in collaboration with Mitchell Giurgola, is working with the Central Park Conservancy to re-imagine Central Park’s Lasker Pool and Rink. Located at the intersection of history, landscape, recreation, and the City, the design builds upon the historical framework envisioned by Olmsted and Vaux to re-open the Harlem Meer and surrounding community to the rest of the Park. The design calls for the demolition of the existing facility, construction of a new pool and rink, and the renewal of the surrounding landscape. Cut into the topography of the site, the integration of architecture and landscape comes together to create a new recreational experience that is integrated into the Park’s magnificent landscape and accessible to the public throughout the year. The project is the largest in Central Park Conservancy’s history and is scheduled to be completed by spring 2024.
STR | A • D is designing cabins for the new Camp Chewonki for Girls, in Wiscasset, Maine. The design integrates the cabins into the site’s surrounding landscape and topography. The project is in collaboration with OPAL of Belfast, Maine. Construction will begin this fall for occupancy in summer 2020.
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A new addition to The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine opened in late spring, designed by Susan Rodriguez while a design partner at Ennead Architects. The addition expands the first and second floors of the historic building including a new entry to the school, the expansion of the school’s dining facilities, a new maker space, media lab, and admissions offices. The project follows numerous renovations of the existing facility over the past ten years. Integrating old and new, the new design introduces a more open, accessible and daylit environment for teaching and learning. It is the first addition to the building since it was completed in 1901.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Center for Human Ecology at College of the Atlantic will be held on May 25th in the Gates Community Center. The new Center for Human Ecology, designed by Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design with OPAL (formerly GO Logic) of Belfast, ME, will form the new academic core of campus. Construction of the Center will follow the German Passive House standard for energy performance, representing an 80% reduction in energy use versus comparable code-compliant construction.
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Susan Rodriguez will be a keynote speaker at the Festival of Israeli Architecture in Tel Aviv on June 4th.
The Waterville Downtown Arts Center, now the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, will move into the next phase of design. A collaboration between Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design and OPAL (formerly GO Logic), the Center will be a beacon for the arts on Main Street.
Susan Rodriguez will deliver the first Architalx Lecture of 2019 on 1 April in Portland, ME. The lecture, entitled “Overlay,” will explore the intersections of design, history, site, and community in Susan’s work.
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