Competition Participants

The following three firms assembled teams to participate in the Middle Branch Waterfront Design Competition in 2019.

Hargreaves Jones

Click here to see Hargreaves Jones’ competition entry.

Hargreaves Jones is a landscape architecture and planning firm in New York City that practices around the globe on a wide range of urban design, waterfront, public park, academic, corporate, institutional, and residential projects with a focus on the creation of memorable landscapes.  These projects range in scale from miles of riverfront or 1000’s of acres of parkland to urban parks, gardens and plazas. The work centers on planning and design that is specific to a site including its historical context, its natural processes and the uses aspired to for that site – and it embodies a commitment to civic vitality and creative solutions that meld cultural desires, functional needs and site. Working with Hargreaves Associates; with offices in San Francisco and Cambridge, Massachusetts, the firm’s work has been widely awarded, published and exhibited nationally and internationally.

Web: – – – Twitter: @ HargreavesAssoc – – – Instagram: @hargreavesassociates

Featured projects

Chattanooga’s 21st Century Waterfront – Chattanooga, U.S.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London, UK


Louisville Waterfront Park – Louisville, U.S.

James Corner Field Operations

Click here to see James Corner Field Operation’s competition entry.

James Corner Field Operations is a leading-edge landscape architecture and urban design practice with offices in New York, San Francisco and Philadelphia. The practice is renowned for bold, transformative design in complex urban environments, inspired by place and culture, and informed by an inclusive and engaging process. In all of the work, there is a deep commitment to reconnecting people to nature in the City through the design of a vibrant and dynamic public realm that integrates ecology, program and people.

Major projects include the High Line in New York City; Domino Park in Brooklyn; Shelby Farms Park in Memphis; Seattle’s Central Waterfront; and London’s South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, among others.

Web: – – – Twitter: @fieldoperations – – – Instagram: @fieldoperations

Featured projects

South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – London, UK (Image Credit: London Legacy Development Corporation)

Freshkills Park – New York City, U.S. (Image Credit:JFCO)

Domino Park – Brooklyn, U.S. (Image Credit: Barrett Doherty)

West 8

Click here to see West 8’s competition entry.

West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture founded in 1987. Over the last 32 years, West 8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 landscape architects, urban designers, architects and industrial engineers. West 8 has offices in Rotterdam, Belgium and in New York City. With a multi-disciplinary approach to complex design issues, West 8 has extensive experience in large-scale urban master planning and design, landscape interventions, waterfront projects, parks, squares and gardens. We also develop concepts and visions for large-scale planning issues that address global warming, urbanization and infrastructure.

Web: – – – Twitter: @west8design – – – Instagram: @west8design

Featured projects

Governors Island – New York City, U.S.

Madrid Rio – Madrid, ES

Waterfront Toronto – Toronto, CAN