Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cuba Presentation on Resilience by Karl Kim and Dean Sakamoto

On May 17, 2011, Karl Kim, Ph.D., Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii and Director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) and Dean Sakamoto, FAIA, LEED AP, made a joint paper presentation titled: "Rethinking Resilience: Pacific Island Perspectives on Natural Disaster Risk Reduction." This presentation was part of a two-day international workshop on "Earthquakes and Hurricanes Response and Preparedness" organized by the International Scientific Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH). Kim and Sakamoto were impressed by Cuba's own disaster preparedness as well as the preservation of old Havana's historic urban fabric, and of course, its fine cigars and rum.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Major Renovations to Yale's Judaica Reading Room by DSA Published

Inside the Program in Judaic Studies - Spring 2011 newsletter, an article titled "Major Renovations to Library's Judaica Reading Room" features DSA's recently completed project in Yale University's Sterling Memorial Library. In this story, Nanette Stahl, Judaica Collection Curator states: "In his careful attention to detail, Mr. Sakamoto used the grates that cover the air-conditioning and heating units as a means of beautifying the room. The grates are designed to echo the seven species for within in rabbinic tradition the land of Israel is known." For more images of the project, check out our website!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

DSA Releases Its Most Recent Design for the Farmington Canal Greenway

Here are a few of the renderings for DSA's most recent design for the Farmington Canal Greenway.

An illuminated interpretive line leads pedestrians through the tunnel between Temple Street and Whitney Avenue

A ramp and stairs connect the greenway to the Park of the Arts

A weathering steel arch announces the entrance to the greenway from Grove Street

For more images of the new design, visit the Farmington Canal Page on our Website.