Preservation of over 500 unmarked graves at Sandy Ground Cemetery

 Photo courtesy of Sandy Ground Historical Society

Photo courtesy of Sandy Ground Historical Society

"I feel so proud and happy," said Moody of the unmarked grave discovery at a press conference to announce the findings of the "Cultural Landscape Report."

"The 365-page "Cultural Landscape Report"-- prepared by Jablonski Building Conservation with RAFT Landscape Architecture, and Horsley Archaeological Prospection-- combines historical research with recommendations for sensitive maintenance and restoration in the future such as appropriate landscaping and fencing."

Source: Staten Island Live

Cooper Hewitt covered in Architect's Newspaper!

  Agaton Strom Photography/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Agaton Strom Photography/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

“The Cooper Hewitt is directly adjacent Engineers Gate and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and many of the plantings here are different than what you see in the greater park,” Hood said. “These were planted during the City Beautiful era and grow in contrast to [Frederick] Olmsted’s curation of local flora and fauna.”

The team selected plants from the reservoir’s periphery such as Yoshino cherry trees, the red chokeberry, and rhododendrons as well as native herbaceous plants. Benches designed by Yves Béhar and playful Heatherwick Studio Spun Chairs provide ample seating and invite the public to stay and relax.


Heroic Food Farm featured on the Eye!

"Heroic Food Farm is designed by Ennead Architects/Ennead Lab and RAFT Landscape Architecture for Heroic Food, a nonprofit focused on training vets in sustainable farming, agricultural trades, and food entrepreneurship." Read More.


Matt Donham to speak on National ASLA Panel


Launch: A Mid-leap Conversation with New Firm Founders
The thrills and terrors of launching firms are rarely discussed candidly and are quickly forgotten once firms become more established. This panel assembles founders of three promising partnerships less than five years old for a frank discussion of current challenges and successes in the competitive arena of public-realm design.

Matt Donham, ASLA
Partner, RAFT, Brooklyn, New York
Laura Crescimano
Principal, SITELAB urban studio, San Francisco, California
David G. Gregory Jr., ASLA
Principal, Oxbow Design Collaborative, Denver, Colorado

Kevin Conger, FASLA
President and CEO, CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco, California

Rebecca Hill speaks on Swarthmore College Panel

Rebecca speaks to science students and faculty as part of the National Science Endowment Alumni Panel, "Life After Swarthmore: Putting Science Training to Work, Navigating a Career Path."