WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
Join WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect at its office for drinks, informal conversation, and a behind the scenes look at recent and upcoming projects. This program is part of First Friday, a monthly opportunity for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices’ organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature happy hour drinks arranged by the host office.
Ken Smith founded WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect in 1992. Based in New York City, the firm works nationally, including significant projects in California, New Mexico, Washington, DC; and internationally in India and Canada. The office frequently engages in public work and with local, state, and national government agencies. The office describes its approach as, “pushing beyond [the] traditional landscape typologies of plaza, street, and garden to create landscapes that are hybridized from diverse traditions and influences of contemporary culture.”
Notable projects include the TFANA Arts Plaza, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Cultural Arts District; MoMA roof garden, New York; Anaheim Packing District, which connects two historic California landmarks, the Anaheim Packing House and the Packard Building; Santa Fe Railyard Park, New Mexico; and Orange County Great Park, California. Installations include “A Ditch with a View,” at the Métis International Garden Festival in Quebec; and “WallFlowers,” at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. Current projects include the East River Waterfront Esplanade and the Croton Reservoir Water Treatment Plant in New York.
Office of WORKSHOP: Ken Smith Landscape Architect
450 West 31st Street, 5th Floor