New York Bus Trip - 11/4

Annual NYC Bus Trip guided by Professor Jack Ahern.

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
Bus will leave Design Building promptly @6:00am, arrive back on campus appx. @midnight.

$20 (BSLA Member) $25 (Non BSLA Member) 
Register at the LARP main office (DB210)
Cash / Check Payable to UMass Amherst LARP

We will visit:

  • Prospect Park Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Battery park city
  • The High line

Bring Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Drinks, Camera, and Comfortable shoes.
Open to all, bring your friends and families!!!

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
Stephen Stimson Associates
and Weston & Sampson.

LA’s need to see designed landscapes. We learn from them, we’re inspired by them, and we use them for ideas in our own designs. Good designers travel a lot and they travel deliberately and learn-by-seeing. There is no city in the world that is a better place than NYC to see great landscape architecture! From Olmsted to the High Line!

Jack Ahern will lead the trip again as he has done for 30 years. This year we start in Brooklyn to see Olmsted and Vaux’s masterpiece at Prospect Park, then to the Brooklyn waterfront to see the new stunning Brooklyn Bridge Park by MVVA, then we walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for a spectacular view of downtown Manhattan. Next is the 911 memorial by Michael Arad with Peter Walker, then the mile long park-waterfront of Battery Park City with world-class Landscapes by Olin, Susan Childs, Paul Friedberg, Oehme van Sweden and MVVA. We finish by walking the High Line, the still new and world famous reclaimed/abandoned elevated railway corridor, now an awesome 1.5 miles of unique landscape design by James Corner Field Operations with plantings by the Dutch Master, Piet Oudolf. During the day we will walk about 10 miles.

Leave 6 AM, return midnight, comfortable coach bus.

Cost is $20, because three generous alumni offices have made major contributions to subsidize the cost of the bus: Matthew Cunningham, Stephen Stimson Associates, and Weston & Sampson. They believe in the importance of this trip to YOU, and they have stepped up so you can come for a greatly reduced price (Last year it cost $50 per person!).

I hope that we fill the bus with landscape architects, please sign up early to reserve your seat.