North End Avenue in Battery Park City's North Neighborhood for which hMa were Master Plan architects (photo: Paul Warchol); click here for more about this project on hanrahanMeyers.comVictoria Meyers has been invited to participate as a Resource Team Member for the first Sustainable Cities Design Academy, a conference that is being hosted by the American Architectural Foundation. Ms. Meyers was chosen as a Resource Team Member based on the expansive experience that her firm, hMa, has in the area of complex, Green and Sustainable Master Plans, as well as Landscape Designs.
Since 1997, hMa have been the official Master Plan Architects for Battery Park City’s North Neighborhood. In that capacity, hMa has overseen the development and written guidelines for the design of the first Green high-rise residential development building in the United States. When Battery Park City is built out it will include four million square feet of sustainable construction, with even its parks maintained without fertilizer. In 2003 hMa were part of the team receiving an Environmental Excellence Award for the green planning and design which has set standards for green construction and planning throughout the United States.
Other master plans that hMa have overseen as designers include the design of Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, New York, as well as Pratt Institute’s Main Campus redesign. At Pratt hMa was part of the team that redesigned the campus, and hMa also designed the first building that implemented the new master plan: the Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion. This building marked the first piece of a major redesign and rethinking of the Pratt campus.