December 2017|Bronx Times
November 2017|Architectural Record
In the middle of last month, a group of 60 architects and other allied professionals from across the country gathered near Washington, D.C. to reimagine the shape of design practice...Susan Chin, for instance, offered advice on how to engage the public and create consensus among stakeholders: “The leadership role you all have is critical,” she said.
November 2017|The American Institute of Architects Blog
In her work with the Design Trust, [Susan] Chin stressed the importance of listening to community urges but also offered advice on how to get things done... Through the progressive upscaling of projects, the Design Trust takes input to see what works and what doesn’t, incorporating findings into the next step, with success used as proof-of-concept to generate groundswell of support from the community and the officials.
November 2017|The Architect's Newspaper
The Design Trust for Public Space and Times Square Arts have selected Aranda\Lasch + Marcelo Coelho as winners of the 2018 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, an annual event that brings a love-themed sculpture to the Crossroads of the World.
September 2017|Spectrum News NY1
A project to re-imagine the borough's North Shore moves another step forward. Staten Island Arts unveiled a new exhibit as part of its ongoing "Future Culture" project. The initiative aims to bring public art to under-utilized spaces along the North Shore waterfront.
September 2017|Curbed New York
As part of the Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront project, a culture plan examining ways to boost economic development within the rapidly changing North Shore, the island will showcase two exhibits from local artists that document the shifting community.
But the exhibits, spearheaded by the Design Trust for Public Space, aren’t meant to simply be passive affairs; the group is also encouraging public interaction by asking locals to submit their ideas for the transforming neighborhood.
September 2017|The New York Times
Shooting along Victory Boulevard, Mr. Smit found diverse, bursting communities both connected to and distinct from the global metropolis across the harbor. The North Shore is home to Little Sri Lanka and Little Liberia. To serve a bustling Albanian enclave, there’s a mosque with a school and a community center…[Gareth Smith’s] exhibit, “North Shore,” will be on display starting Sept. 16 at the Alice Austen House.
November 2017|FAD Magazine
September 2017|Staten Island Advance
September 2017|The Architect's Newspaper
August 2017|Untapped Cities
August 2017|Spectrum News NY1
July 2017|Kings County Politics
July 2017|Harlem World
July 2017|Next City