Exciting news: Wendy will be working with Aziza Chaouni Projects again on an ecotourism master plan for the Abaynou Thermal Spring and Oasis on the southern coast of Morocco. We will be diving deep into the local region's ecology, cultural, social, and productive landscapes. Our goal is to deliver a comprehensive planning and design guideline for future landscape infrastructure, tourism, and public space developments.
Wendy participated in the Rhode Island School of Design's Landscape Architecture Core Site/Ecology/Design studio Midterm and Final Reviews.
Together with Aziza Chaouni Projects, Transsolar, and many other talented consultants, our proposal for the Bët-bi Museum in Senegal came in second place. Congrats to the winner and on to the next!
Dr. Xuanyi Nie (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), Dr. Chan Zhang (Zhejiang University College of Media and International Culture), and Wendy co-authored a paper titled "The Therapeutic Value of Campus Landscape to University Students' Mental Well-being: Evidence from a Chinese University." The forthcoming paper was presented as part of the Planning for Green Cities session at the 2022 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting.
Fall 2021 is an exciting semester. We are finally back on campus and seeing everyone in person. Wendy and Shaine are thrilled to be teaching at Northeastern University this year, exploring urban ecology and technology topics with students from all disciplines.
Bridge X: Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge has won a 2021 Boston Society of Landscape Architects Design Award! The project took home the Merit Award in the Communications category. Congratulations to the team!
At the 2021 ASLA Conference in November, Wendy will be leading an education session with Andrew Lassiter, New York City Council Urban Planner, and Andrew Brown, Van Alen Institute Director of Programs sharing their experiences and lessons learned throughout the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge Competition. The session is titled BOLDNESS—Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge Competition's Process and Progress. See you all in Nashville! ▶︎ Learn More About the Session
After a semester of hybrid teaching, we conducted surveys to understand the students' experiences and shared our thought and findings for the Faculty Development Research Project at the BAC NanoConference. ▶︎ Read Our Full Report Here ▶︎View Our Presentation Slides Here
Wendy's proposal "Innovative Digital Media Education: Promote Collaboration through a Hybrid Teaching Model and Inclusive Content in Remote Learning," in a joint effort with Shaine Wong, has been selected by Boston Architectural College’s Faculty Development Project (FDP) Grant Program to receive funding.
It is happening! Bike lanes are coming to the Brooklyn Bridge this year, says Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City. ▶︎ Learn More About the "Bridges for the People" Plan From the New York Times
Wendy participated in the mid-review of the Rhode Island School of Design's MArch Advanced studio "Green New Doughnuts".
The "Experimentation as a Public Engagement Strategy in the Bridge X Proposal for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge" paper Wendy co-authored has been selected for a poster session at the 2021 Transportation Research Board(TRB) Annual Meeting and for further assessment by the TRR Editorial Board for publication.
Wendy starts her first week of teaching at the Boston Architectural College for Fall 2020, leading visual thinking, graphics communication and representation, and Architecture Studio 3.
Watch the final showdown of the Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge Competiton where Wendy presented SceneLab's proposal Bridge X. ▶︎ Starts at 44:50
Wendy served as Professional Design Assistant for the Harvard University Executive Education Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate (AMDP) Class 20.
$1.5 million grant from the National Park Service and William Penn Foundation, and the City of Philadelphia kicks off the renovation plan for Mifflin Square Park. ▶︎To Learn More
Wendy kicks off the first week of teaching at the Boston Architectural College, leading visual thinking, graphics communication, and representation courses for Spring 2020.
Wendy participated in the final review of the University of Southern California's MLA 3rd-year studio, "Academi Terrain: Academic Terrain's New Directions in School Landscape Design".
Wendy presented at the ArchitectureBoston Expo #thisislandscapearchitecture event.
Representing one of the nine finalists for the “Aim for the Sky: The Buffalo Skyway Corridor Competition” hosted by Empire State Development, Wendy and Shannon Hasenfratz presented Buffalo Up!'s Vision to fellow panelists chaired by Empire State Development Chairman Howard Zemsky, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, and local and national experts in the fields of architecture, design, urban planning, and transportation.
Wendy discusses the use of VR tools and platforms in practice ▶︎To Learn More