Gowanus Canal Sponge Park™ Pilot
Josh has a wide-ranging knowledge of all stages of planning and design work, having conceived project visions, public participation strategies, and implementation structures; produced construction documents, details, and specifications; and overseen project construction. Recently, Josh led a design effort to reimagine the National Mall’s Tidal Basin and surrounding environs in Washington, D.C., has collaborated on a stream daylighting and ecological restoration work for Tibbetts Brook in Bronx, NY, managed various campus planning and landscape design and construction projects for the University of Colorado in Boulder, and designed a number of public parks for the City of New York.
Josh is currently managing the design and construction documentation for a 1.6-acre public park set atop subterranean 8-million-gallon CSO storage tanks along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. The $10M open space (as part of the overall $600M engineering and architecture project with Selldorf Architects and Brown & Caldwell / Hazen & Sawyer Engineers) provides multi-purpose passive recreation space that will work in concert with the storage tanks to intercept and store stormwater during wet weather events. The Gowanus CSO Facility and Open Space project won the Excellence in Design Award from the NYC Public Design Commission.
Josh is a Registered Landscape Architect (NY), practicing for fifteen years in the fields of landscape architecture, planning, and urban design in the public and private sectors. Josh holds a Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University (2006), where he received the ASLA Award of Honor.