Signe Nielsen
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Signe Nielsen has been practicing as a landscape architect and urban designer in New York since 1978 and has overseen the planning, design and construction of more than $280 million worth of projects. A Fellow of the ASLA, she is the recipient of over two dozen national and local design awards for public open space projects and is published extensively in national and international publications. She is also a member of the NYC Art Commission and Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at Pratt Institute in both the Graduate School of Urban Design and Undergraduate School of Architecture.

Personal Statement

My Design Trust fellowship, for Intermodal Transfer at East 125th Street, demonstrated the challenges of introducing new ways of approaching transportation improvements. The project’s goal was to position me to inspire and facilitate a dialogue among community leaders and city agencies to form a partnership that would result in creating intermodal facilities. By including my students as research assistants and outreach coordinators, the Design Trust’s mission reached a wider audience of future planning and design professionals.

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