Kit-of-Parts for Outdoor Programming

This kit-of-parts supports educational programming and utilizes public space for temporary activations. Each kit can be created with accessible, affordable off-the-shelf materials. The elements are intended to be extremely simple to construct, durable enough for a prolonged outdoor setting, and easy to break down and store. The core element, a simple bench, can be utilized and combined in numerous ways: as seating and shading, as a base for dividers or vertical boards, or shelving.


Community partner: Community League of the Heights (CLOTH)

Neighborhood: Washington Heights, Manhattan

Coordinating firm: Arup

Supporting firms: Design Advocates (Barker Associates Architecture Office, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Office of Architecture, Overlay Office, Parc Office, Smith & Sauer); GenslerSchool of JellyfishStantecWoods Bagot