Professors Peter and Alissa North, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
North Design Office, the firm founded by Professors Pete and Alissa North, won third prize in the design competition CLOSE THE GAP: Envisioning the East River Greenway for 21st Century New York. Their winning proposal entitled 'Edge Effect' was assisted by Stephanie Cheng, MLA'12. The international design competition, sponsored by Transportation Alternatives and d3, invited architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers from across the world to broaden the dialogue of alternative solutions for sustainable urban living. The competition focused on the Midtown sector of New York City’s East River Greenway — a critical missing link in Manhattan’s alternative transportation infrastructure.