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Category : Brooklyn, Event, Exhibits Apr 22nd, 2011

Email crownheights [at] if you are interested in contributing your ideas and helping to make the public spaces that Manuel has designed a reality.

At the exhibit opening of CROWN HEIGHTS PARTICIPATORY URBANISM, SUPERFRONT Architect-in-Residence 2011 Manuel Avila gave a presentation about his process, invited feedback, and announced that he will be continuing to develop his public designs for the S line sites, while incorporating all community feedback.  Thank you to LaunchPad for hosting this exhibit and event.

CROWN HEIGHTS PARTICIPATORY URBANISM is the culmination of a nomadic research project by Manuel Avila, SUPERFRONT Brooklyn’s 2011 Architect-in-Residence. The project takes a landscape urbanism approach to rethink residual spaces adjacent to the Franklin Avenue shuttle train. An independent jury of New York architects and artists selected Manuel Avila’s proposal from a talented pool of New York based applicants. More info on the project website here.

The Architect-in-Residence program and this exhibit are achieved with the generous support of First Pacific Advisors, LLC, Brian Slocum, Ada Tolla, Mark Gardner and the SUPERFRONT Board of Directors, as well as exhibit production support from Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects.