Future Green Studio

News - May 2016

Displaying 4 news items from May 2016

  • May
  • 27

Future Green Studio is hiring!

Future Green Studio is looking for talented and creative individuals to join our design and install teams. We are excited to continue expanding our portfolio and team with recent high-profile commissions and park and streetscape projects.


Staff Designer

Dynamic landscape design firm in Brooklyn with a diverse portfolio a commitment to sustainable practices is seeking a staff designer who is passionate, hard‐working and highly skilled. Must have MLA from a program with a strong design curriculum and a minimum of 1‐3 years of professional experience. Must be able to excel at all aspects of the practice ‐ ranging from concept design to technical documentation with strong oral, written and visual communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support design teams in the development of design packages
  • Produce firm graphic packages including diagrams, illustrative plans, sections and renderings
  • Attend client meetings as support staff to present progress sets and to understand client needs
  • Help with other firm responsibilities including marketing, website updates and promotional content
  • Skills Required:

  • Dependable, hard‐working, passionate, self‐directed
  • Detailed‐oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Experience working on complex projects with multiple variables in a variety of environments
  • Skilled at multitasking and working toward multiple deadlines
  • Competence in working with a fast‐paced, collaborative design environment
  • Strong presentation skills in computer graphic communication is critical (fast freehand plan, section and vignette sketching a plus
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino
  • Please email info@futuregreenstudio.com with your resume and portfolio. No calls please.


    Carpenter

    Dynamic landscape urbanism and urban ecology firm in Brooklyn with a diverse portfolio and a commitment to sustainable practices is seeking a Construction Manager who is passionate, hard-working and highly skilled.

    Responsibilities:

  • Execute a diverse array of on-site exterior trim and general carpentry projects
  • Maintain shop inventory and coordinate material, tool, and supply orders
  • Support design and creation of shop drawings
  • Support project bidding and proposals
  • Reports to Construction Manager
  • Skills Required:

  • Dependable, hard-working, versatile, and passionate
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Experience reading and building from shop plans/ blue prints
  • Familiarity with cabinetry and joinery a plus
  • Please email info@futuregreenstudio.com with your resume and portfolio. No calls please.

    • May
    • 19

    URBAN OMNIBUS: SEEKING A FUTURE NEW YORK IN WEEDS

    TIMON MCPHEARSON’S INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SEITER IS NOW ON URBAN OMNIBUS “SEEKING A FUTURE NEW YORK IN WEEDS”!

    “Five years ago, landscape architect David Seiter wrote an essay for this publication explaining his interest in New York City’s weeds. Seiter’s project, “Profiles of Spontaneous Urban Plants,” was conceived as an effort to “to recognize their importance as a sort of renegade green infrastructure, thriving in places no native plant would grow and providing substantive ecological benefits.”

    Earlier this year, Seiter, who is the design director and founding principal of Brooklyn’s Future Green Studio, published SUP: Weeds in NYC. Part guide, part coffee table book, SUP — which stands for “spontaneous urban plants” — is an enthralling survey of the plants we try to kill, when we notice them at all. (It has a companion website, too, that maps weeds in the city.)

    This month, ecologist Timon McPhearson — who is the director of the Urban Ecology Lab at The New School, and wrote the foreword for SUP — sat down with Seiter to talk about the beauty and the performative value of the lowly weed, and how the propagation of spontaneous urban plants may shape the future city. New York has almost twice as much sidewalk space as park space. What if the former were as green as the latter?”

    – posted by Henry Graber from UO.

    • May
    • 19

    PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS SUMMIT AT THE NEW SCHOOL UNIVERSITY. MAY 24TH

    David Seiter is invited as a speaker for a conference hosted by NYC Parks on the future of parks and public space in New York City in partnership with The New School. The theme of the conference is Parks Without Borders, a vision for parks and public spaces that are welcoming, accessible and beautiful. It is a full-day event at The New School University Center.

    The conference will ask presenters and participants to consider the role of the 21st century park and the next era for park planning. Themes include innovative design, equity, engagement, resiliency, ecological and landscape connectivity, and more. The event will help to guide our collective work and offer inspiration about the power and potential of parks and public space to support vibrant, dynamic, and resilient communities. Seiter will be on a panel for Nature’s Benefits: Climate Protection, Ecosystem Health, Urban Landscape Connectivity and Inspiration.

    RSVP / Purchase tickets for the event through here!

    • May
    • 06

    SUP: WEEDS IN NYC BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 5/12 FEATURED IN TIMEOUT NEW YORK'S "THINGS TO DO" THIS WEEK!

    SUP: Weeds in NYC book launch party is featured in this weeks TimeOut New York "Things To Do!"

    Join Future Green Studio and ARCHER for the book launch of Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC at WORD bookstore in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Thursday, May 12th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The launch party will include a brief presentation by the author, David Seiter, that will explore the role of weeds in our urban ecology. Passed hors d'oeuvres and a refreshing cocktail punch infused with seasonal spontaneous urban plants will be served! Buy a book and you will be entered to win a raffle for a custom framed and signed photograph from the book.