Field Sessions: Domino Park with Field Operations

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Open to landscape architecture professionals, allied designers, and the general public.
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Field Operations designed the award-winning Domino Park, which describes the project as "the first phase of the transformation of the former Domino Sugar Factory site along Brooklyn’s East River into an ambitious mixed-use development project by Two Trees Management. Inspired by extensive community input, Domino Park reconnects the Williamsburg neighborhood to the East River for the first time in 160 years, by drawing public streets through to the river. The five-acre riverfront park showcases the history of an iconic industrial waterfront site by integrating over 30 large-scale salvaged relics, including 21 original columns from the Raw Sugar Warehouse, gantry cranes, screw conveyors, bucket conveyors and syrup tanks into an interpretive and educational Artifact Walk. The park is raised above FEMA flood elevations with many native plant species that reduce stormwater runoff and function as an absorbent sponge, providing the first line of resilience against storm surge.

"Domino Park has been embraced by the diverse community it serves, with nearly 3.5 million visitors since opening in June 2018. Several local community organizations, such as El Puente, Brooklyn Public Library, Artists and Craftsman, and public schools host a wide-ranging set of events at Domino Park, including mural painting, book clubs, sketching classes, salsa, and student photography exhibitions. Last summer, the park hosted over 100 free public events, attended by nearly 7,000 New Yorkers, with over 15,000 people on the 4th of July. More recently, Domino Park has served as a critical resource for New Yorkers throughout the pandemic with painted circles that encourage social distancing on the lawn and expanded services for the community, including a composting dropoff and farmers market."
Brooklyn, NY
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Horticulture / Plants
Parks & Recreation
Project Management
Site Planning
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
How can landscape architecture infrastructure and design projects from large to small help mitigate climate change?
What role does Biological Diversity play in the landscape architect’s toolkit in tackling the challenges of climate change?
What role can landscape architects play in federal, state and locally commissioned projects when supporting and advancing regulatory policies and regulations required when combating climate change?
What does it look like to successfully advance climate policy though landscape architecture and planning interventions in the public realm?
How can landscape architects reimagine their work through a climate change lens with clearly definable metrics?
Learn how successful landscape architects interpret their local urban landscape.
Learn about the role of landscape architecture in creating a cohesive urban design.
Learn about the evolution of landscape architecture in an urban setting.
Learn about work that advances the idea of “connectivity” (e.g. natural systems, cultural lifeways, transportation networks, watersheds).
Sanjukta Sen
Course Codes
The Cultural Landscape Foundation

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