Brooklyn Bridge Park




Graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture were engaged in the adaptive re-use of a former Brooklyn industrial site for both neighborhood and regional recreational use. The project was engaged through the office of Michael VanValkenburg Associates, which was contracted to execute the project.


To expose students to the complexity of urban infrastructure and plaNYC metrics and adaptive re-use of industrial sites for socially responsible use.


Progress was made to show a variety of recreational and land use options for Pier 5 on the East River, Brooklyn.


The student design alternatives demonstrated the variety of socially responsible and ecologically sensitive solutions that are possible for a brown field site.

Submitted by: 

  • Trowbridge, Peter J

Researchers involved: 

  • Trowbridge, Peter J

Organizations involved: 

  • Michael VanValkenburg Associates

International focus: 

  • United States of America

United States focus: 

  • New York

New York State focus: 

  • Queens