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Structural Engineers Association of New York

SEAoNY November Seminar: Structures of Coastal Resilience

  • 12 Nov 2019
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
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SEAoNY November Seminar

Structures of Coastal Resilience

November 12, 2019

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

Center for Architecture | 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Speaker Change: Catherine Seavitt Nordenson 

Nordenson will present research and designs for coastal resilience from the 2010 On the Water | Palisade Bay (Hatje Cantz) which was the inspiration and background research for the 2010 MoMA workshop and exhibition “Rising Currents” organized by Barry Bergdoll, to the Rockefeller Foundation supported Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island 2018) research with the Army Corps of Engineers and recent Four Corridors: Design Initiative for RPA's Fourth Regional Plan (Hatje Cantz 2019).

Presenter Bio:

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the City College of New York. A registered architect and landscape architect, she is a graduate of the Cooper Union and Princeton University, a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, and a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for research in Brazil. Her work explores adaptation to climate change in urban environments and the novel transformation of landscape restoration practices. She also examines the intersection of political power, environmental activism, and public health, particularly as seen through the design of public space and policy. Several of her books are co-authored with Guy Nordenson, including Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2018); Four Corridors: Design Initiative for RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan (Hatje Cantz, 2019); and On the Water: Palisade Bay (Hatje Cantz, 2010). She is also the author of Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship (University of Texas Press, 2018) and several essays appearing in the journals Artforum, Avery Review, Harvard Design Magazine, and Landscape Architecture Magazine, among others.

l.5 PDH Credits 

Advanced registration closes 5:00pm November 11, 2019

Registration opens at 5:45pm. Seminar begins promptly at 6:15pm

For SEAoNY members, registration is $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

For non-members, registration is $40 in advance or $50 at the door.
For student members, registration is $5.

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The event will take place at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.



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