Landmark Colony, former New York City Farm Colony, Staten Island, NY. Image credit: Nancy Owens Studio.

Lecture: Nancy Owens

October 10, 2016
6p Reception, 6:30p Lecture
Kemp Auditorium, Givens Hall

New York City-based landscape architect Nancy Owens, principal and founder of Nancy Owens Studio LLC, will deliver a lecture titled Living Rooms: Designing New York City Parks as part of the Sam Fox School Public Lecture Series.

Owens' award-winning firm is dedicated to creating memorable and user-friendly public spaces. Her background as an artist, landscape architect, and community activist informs her work, which transcends boundaries between disciplines. The projects undertaken by Nancy Owens Studio reflect her belief that every community deserves equal access to parks. Many of her projects are in New York City's outer boroughs in underserved neighborhoods that lack sufficient green space, playgrounds, and recreational amenities. The scale and diversity of projects is broad and includes the design and planning of small community spaces, significant historic and regional parks, and multi-family housing. Engagement with community groups is essential and takes place throughout the design process.

Owens' work has been widely published and received numerous design awards. Her commitment to design excellence is well known based on published work, lecturing, and her participation in key issues affecting the public design realm in New York City.