What's New Archive
Canal Park was recently certified as a three-stars sustainable site!! Congratulations on joining the elite club of only 11 Public Parks, worldwide! Check out the Sustainable Site Initiatives web page to learn more about how ETM helped the design team achieve this elite status.
Dallas Connected City
ETM Associates is on the winning team of Stoss + SHoP for the Connected City Design Challenge in Dallas, Texas. Learn more about Connected City design in this article.
ETM Associates is working with Gustafson Guthrie Nichol on Hemisfair Park. Check out the new vision for Hemisfair on their website.
Hudson Park & Boulevard Block 1 - 3
The construction is going swimmingly. ETM had the opportunity to take a peak at the construction progress. All we could say is we look forward to the park completion and the subway entrance opening at the end of the year!
The City Council unanimously voted for the City of Colorado Springs Park System Master Plan. The Master Plan is an in-depth document that thoroughly analyze the entire park system in the City, its demographic needs, addressing community interests, and identifying financial issues and how to overcome them.
11th Street Bridge Park
Congratulations to Oline/OMA team (which ETM is on!) for being selected as the winner of the competition. The final four teams had envisioned an amazing elevated park over the Anacostia River, connecting two pieces of the DC neighborhoods together.
Read more media coverage here!
Klyde Warren Park
Congratulations to Klyde Warren Park for winning the prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Ubran Open Space Award for 2014. ETM worked closely with the Foundation and the Office of James Burnett in providing a comprehensive Programs, Operations and Management Report. ETM's involvement included maintenance recommendations, identifying potential programming opportunities, revenue generations, and assisted in further development of the Foundation as the manager of the park.
Klyde Warren Park has attracted approximately 1 million visitors annually to this 5.2 acre urban park. The Park, in a car-centric city, is a safe place for people, particularly families with small children, to gather and walk around, while providing hundreds of free events and programs each year.
Full Press Release can be found here.
2015 ULI Urban Open Space Award
Two of ETM’s projects made the cut onto the list of finalists! Myriad Botanical Gardens, a 15 acre urban downtown garden and park site in Oklahoma City, OK is one of the two winners this year! Canal Park in Washington DC is also one of the six finalists.
View the winners here.
Yanaguana Garden, a 4-acre park in San Antonio, just has its incredibly successful opening weekend on October 2nd, 2015. The new playground received more than 21,000 visitors on its first weekend alone!
Mary Ellen Kramer Park
Mary Ellen Kramer Park, a small urban park located in Paterson, NJ, overlooks the Great Falls of the Passaic River. After almost two years of construction, the park is finally open to the public. The improvements include providing site access, site amenities, and views to the Great Falls, all while keeping the historic character of the Park.
Details on the park's opening can be found here.
Hudson Park and Boulevard: Block 1-3
New York, New York
The new midtown park that houses the Number 7 Subway extension finally opened in September 2015! You can find out the latest events and activities at the park at the Hudson Yards / Hell’s Kitchen Alliance’s website.
ETM is pleased to announce that Tim Marshall has been named to the Board of Directors of the City Parks Alliance. City Parks Alliance brings together an ever-growing network of civic and community leaders, government agencies, parks and recreation authorities, funders and other individuals and groups. Its mission is to “engage, educate and nurture a broad-based constituency to support the creation, revitalization and sustainability of parks and green spaces that contribute to dynamic cities”. As the only independent, nationwide membership organization entirely dedicated to urban parks, ETM has been a long-standing member and supporter of City Parks Alliance and is honored to have Tim take on this leadership role in the future of their important work.
Additionally, Tim has been appointed co-chair of the Alumni Advisory Committee for the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
2016 NJASLA Awards
Two of ETM's projects won awards at the NJASLA 2016 Annual Meeting! The Mercer Meadows project received the Environmental Enhancement Award and the Case-Dvoor Farm Management Plan won the Landscape Planning and Analysis Award. Check out our projects and the other award winners here.
A big thanks to speakers and attendees for all of the shoutouts and recognition during the meeting. We had a great time and can't wait until next year!
2016 ASLA Awards
Congratulations to SWA Group and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects for winning two ASLA 2016 Honor Awards! SWA Group won an award in Analysis and Planning for Bayou Greenways: Realizing the Vision. NBWLA also won an Analysis and Planning award for the Memorial Park Master Plan 2015. ETM is proud to have been on the project team for both projects. You can view the other award winners here.
The Hills are Open!
A few members of ETM got to experience the Hills a few days early at a special preview event on Governors Island for those who helped with the monumental project. We had a blast experiencing the magnificent views from the top of Outlook Hill, relaxing on Grassy Hill, and of course, sliding down New York City’s longest slide on Slide Hill.
The Hills on Governors Island officially opened to the public on July 19, nearly a year ahead of schedule. They add 10 new acres of public space to the City, and are sure to be popular for years to come. More information about the official opening and the design of the Hills can be found here.
Our Growing Garden - Updates
Our office garden has really taken off! We had a great harvest out of our zucchini forest, and our tomato plants are full of tomatoes ripe for the picking. Thankfully it looks like we finally caught what’s been eating our vegetables!
(Note: the original post featured a picture of a "Pokemon" in our garden.)
Hamilton is getting a new backyard!
ETM is currently developing conceptual designs for the redesign of Overlook Park in Paterson. Check back in soon for updates to the project.