A great article in Inhabitat about the High Bridge Project done by the Parsons Scholars in Spring 2009. This article has really impressive profiles of the students and their design solutions!
The Bronx Times also did a nice writeup.
In a continued effort to offer Parsons Scholars hands-on professional experience, the spring 2009 semester brought together the graduating Scholars to embark on their first internship involving an architecture design team effort that hoped would benefit the community and re-invigorate city parkland. With the guidance of faculty member Nick Brinen, the Scholars devoted their regular Saturday class time to visualizing the re-opening of the High Bridge, New York City’s oldest span of the Croton Aqueduct, that connects Manhattan and the Bronx via a pedestrian footbridge. Mr. Brinen, an architectural designer in New York City and founder of LIGHTSHED, studied architecture at the University of Florida, later receiving his M.Arch with specialization in Sustainable Design at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Scholars expressed genuine excitement as they recognized the scope of the project and realized that their efforts would directly benefit their own community. During the semester Scholars worked side by side with Architecture for Humanity New York (AFHny), interacting with the High Bridge community, exploring the latest technologies in two and three-dimensional representations and meeting with guest lecturers from renowned architecture and urban planning firms such as Polshek Partnership Architects.
Great Job, Chastity, Esteban, Dane, Mark, Ye and Veronica!