Thomas Balsley to join panel on Our Future: Perspectives on Design, Sustainability, and Climate Change

February 7 @ 6:30 pm


AIA CES 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW

Three prominent landscape architects will discuss the role of design in the era of climate change, and its relationship with sustainability. Thomas Balsley, Martha Schwartz and Ken Smith will draw upon decades of experience to discuss how to take the lead as creative design professionals and as citizens advocating for the built and natural environment. With built work here and abroad, these panelists will share the skills and tools that can be utilized to respond to the social and environmental needs of the twenty-first century.
– Dezeen editor and journalist Alan Brake will moderate the panel.

Hunter’s Point South Park: a Rising Tide of it’s Own

The Urban Land Institute recognizes Thomas Balsley Associates’ work at Hunter’s Point South, alluding to a newly established paradigm and a reversal of earlier “development strategies that pushed projects to the water’s edge to maximize a property’s views, user access, and income potential”; landscape and infrastructure working together as resilient weapons in an ever-increasing demand for development amenities.

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Thomas Balsley Associates 2016 Design Award Winner

Thomas Balsley Associates, in collaboration with SOM Architects, win Merit award for their design proposal for the Nanming Riverfront Culture Central Business District in Guiyang, China; bold and multi-layered approach with a distinct focus on cultural relevance, sustainable growth, conservation, and resiliency.

Awards will be presented at the ASLA-NY Design Awards Ceremony and Reception to be held on Thursday, April 7th, at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan.


Thomas Balsley at the Center

Fri 20160129

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Friday, January 29

The Center for Architecture

536 LaGuardia Place

New York, NY  10012

Cocktails and Conversations: Thomas Balsley and Matt Shaw