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  • WATER_WORKS Competition Exhibit Opening Wednesday, May 22

    Gowanus by Design is proud to present the winning entries from Water_Works our second annual design and planning competition. The intent of the competition was to provide a new community resource that will occupy the site of the Douglas Degraw pool with a Combined Sewer Overflow [CSO] retention facility.

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  • Water_Works Competition Winners

    Gowanus by Design is pleased to announce the winners of our second design competition. Our locally-based organization is invested in developing appropriate urban planning solutions that address an extraordinarily complex issue.

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  • Jury convenes to review Water_Works Competition Submissions

    On Friday February 1st, the competition jury convened at the Center for Architecture in Manhattan to review Gowanus by Design’s latest competition titled “Water_Works” The competition focused on site-specific solution(s) that simultaneously explored water’s role in recreation, quotidian uses, and in contaminated urban environments, and demonstrate how a new community center and retention facility represent a more progressive view of our city's infrastructure.

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  • Create Your Local Park

    In Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC 2030 Plan, a goal is set of having a park within ten minutes walking distance of every New Yorker. In tough economic times maintaining existing parks is a serious challenge, let alone creating new ones.

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  • Competition Announcement: WATER_WORKS

    Gowanus by Design is proud to present Water_Works, our second annual design and planning competition.

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