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Spring Lecture Series Coming to Kent CampusPosted Feb. 6, 2012
Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA
Principal, dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture
We are pleased to invite you to the inaugural event of the 2012 Spring Lecture Series at the College of Architecture & Environmental Design, featuring architect Susannah Drake. Ms Drake's firm, dlandstudio, is currently planning for a massive project in Brooklyn to bridge communities that have been separated since the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The new park would connect existing parks on either side of the BQE and introduce vegetation, creating a much-needed green space.
"Rising Currents: a New Urban Ground" is a partnership by dlandstudio and Architecture Research Office (ARO), and is currently an exhibition at MoMA. The plan takes into account the projections of rising sea levels over the course of the next century, and creates a striking re-imagining of the Manhattan waterfront, designed to protect land from erosion. Other smart water-management design includes a street that is made of porous material that absorbs rainwater, preventing runoff.
In addition to her work at dlandstudio, Ms Drake also holds the position of Visiting Professor at The Cooper Union, and is Adjunct Professor at Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a graduate of Harvard University with an M. Architecture and M. Landscape Architecture.