Gateway NRA Revitalization

Collaboration: Ashley Scott Kelly; Rikako Wakabayashi

This project creates a highly visible, experiential public infrastructure that responds to the shifting ecosystem of Jamaica Bay and defines a new vision of the relationship between nature and people. Though within New York City, it is a stretch to call this an urban park in the context of Manhattan. Gateway must be made more accessible in terms of its idea.

  • Award: First Prize (Co-Principal entrant, with Rikako Wakabayashi), Van Alen Institute's Envisioning Gateway, International Competition, New York (2007).
  • Exhibition: Kelly, A. S., & Wakabayashi, R. (2013). Mapping the Ecotone. Exhibited at Airport Landscape: Urban Ecologies in the Aerial Age. Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge.
  • Chapter: Kelly, A. S., & Wakabayashi, R. (2011). Mapping the Ecotone. In A. Brash, J. Hand & K. Orff (Eds.), Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Paper: Kelly, A.S., Wakabayashi, R. (2007). Mapping the Ecotone. Landscape Architecture Journal, China 2007:6, 13-19.
  • Feature: Featured in Levit, R. (2014). Design's New Catechism. In P. S. Cohen & E. Naginski (Eds.), The Return of Nature: Sustaining Architecture in the Face of Sustainability (pp. 9-19). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Feature: Featured in Amidon, J. (2010). Big Nature. In L. Tilder & L. Blotstein (Eds.), Design Ecologies: Essays on the Nature of Design. New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.
  • Feature: Featured in van Uffelen, C. & Attner, A. (Eds). (2009). 1000 X Landscape Architecture. Berlin: Braun.
Presentation video for "Mapping the Ecotone" entry for Envisioning Gateway design competition for Gateway National Park, New York, 2007.
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