New York City, March 30, 2012 - BAC students, Sara Bourque, Master of Landscape Architecture candidate and Megan Lorenz, Master of Architecture candidate, represented the BAC at the Broadway: 1000 Steps, Academic Partnership Colloquium, in New York City. Broadway: 1000 Steps is a collaborative initiative to establish Broadway as the new ‘green corridor’ of New York City.
Academic Partners participating include the BAC, Parsons, MIT, University of Virginia, Penn Sate, CCNY, Pratt and Marymount. Each school presented their approach to the project, displaying unique methods of analysis and painting a comprehensive picture of what Broadway encompasses visually and culturally. Sara and Megan presented their analysis on the BAC’s project site, which encompasses the area-surrounding Lincoln Center, at 64th Street and Broadway.
The BAC is participating in this event through the Advanced Studio also named Broadway: 1000 Steps, which incorporated the project into its curriculum. The studio offers students an opportunity to collaborate with design schools, artists, research scientists, municipal policy makers, academic partners, and local community groups. The advanced studio is offered through both the School of Architecture and the School of Landscape Architecture, and is taught by Maria Bellalta and Blas Betancourt.