Work.
Completed and Ongoing Projects.
Safari SZHK: Exhibition Juan Du, Janette Kim, Glen Cummings

Safari SZHK is a self-guided tour of urban wildlife along the Luobao and East Rail metro lines.

Dec 2013-Feb 2014
Underwear Factory Green Infrastructure Project: Signage Janette Kim and Alice Feng with Michael Schissel and Josh Draper

The Fall Kill Plan has its first pocket park!

Jan 2014
Safari SZHK: Workshop and Studio Juan Du, Janette Kim, Glen Cummings

Safari SZHK is a self-guided tour of urban wildlife along the Luobao and East Rail metro lines.

Sep 2013
Safari 1 São Paulo: Exhibition Magu Bueno (Sao Paulo Lab, Studio-X Global Network), Janette Kim, and Glen Cummings

A self-guided tour of urban wildlife along the São Paulo 1 subway line.

Oct 2013
Safari 1 Sao Paulo Workshop Magu Bueno (Sao Paulo Lab, Studio-X Global Network), Janette Kim, and Glen Cummings

Safari 1 is a tour of urban animal life along São Paulo’s Number 1 metro line.

summer 2013
Signs Janette Kim, Matthew Slaats, Alice Feng and Eric Rothstein, with Eliza Montgomery, Marianne Koch, Caroline Ellise, John Buonocore, Sydney Talcott, and Meg Kelly

An urban signage scheme to be installed along major bridge crossings over the Fall Kill Creek in July 2012, as the first phase of the Fall Kill Plan.

SUMMER 2012-CURRENT
A User’s Guide to the Fall Kill Creek Janette Kim, Matthew Slaats, Alice Feng and Eric Rothstein, with Eliza Montgomery, Marianne Koch, Caroline Ellis, John Buonocore, Sydney Talcott and Meg Kelly

A guidebook containing design ideas for residents, policymakers and planners to get involved in the revitalization of the Fall Kill Creek.

Spring 2012
Master Plan Janette Kim, Matthew Slaats, Alice Feng and Eric Rothstein, with Eliza Montgomery, Marianne Koch, Caroline Ellis, John Buonocore, Sydney Talcott and Meg Kelly

A Master Plan for transforming sites along the Fall Kill Creek into neighborhood hubs in the City of Poughkeepsie.

SUMMER 2011-CURRENT
Underdome Janette Kim, Erik Carver

Underdome is an architect’s guide to contending energy agendas. A cross between an architectural handbook and a voter’s guide, the project maps approaches to energy management and performance to examine their implications for public life.

Fall 2010 - CURRENT
Known Unknowns2013 Janette Kim

Known Unknowns: Architecture’s Ecological Consciousness investigated the political ecology of climate change through the lens of risk management in architecture and urbanism.

Spring 2013
What Does Green Mean 2 Janette Kim

This advanced studio at GSAPP took debate to be the new architectural manifesto.

SPRING 2012
Known Unknowns Janette Kim

This seminar at Columbia GSAPP investigates architecture’s agency in the political ecology of climate change.

Spring 2012
Public Horizon Janette Kim and Erik Carver

What next for public space? Public Horizon, August 2011, a panoramic pavilion in lower Manhattan for imagining new civic spaces.

SUMMER 2011
Safari 4: Beijing Janette Kim, Kate Orff, Glen Cummings

Safari 4 is a tour of urban animal life along Beijing’s Number 4 subway line.

Spring 2011-2012
Degrees of Certainty Janette Kim

This design studio focuses on architecture’s potential to manifest and transform ecological relationships amidst ongoing uncertainty within contemporary climate research and environmental activism. (Core One M.Arch)

Fall 2009
Flushing River Canoe Tour Janette Kim, Ludlow 38, Long Island City Community Boathouse, Lara Almarcegui

A public canoe trip up the Flushing River realized in conjunction with Lara Almarcegui’s project “Guide to the Wastelands of Flushing River.”

Spring 2010
MycoMap Janette Kim, Strataspore, Sarah Williams (SIDL), Anne Yen, Erica Schapiro-Sakashita, and NOAH

A field guide to mushrooms in New York City.

Summer 2010
Mobile Library Unit Janette Kim, Josh Draper

Re-imagining the idea of a reference desk and of what we classically consider the function of a library. The Mobile Library Unit allows participants to exchange their local knowledge and experience with art groups, spaces, or projects for consultation or advice.

Spring 2010
Life Support Janette Kim, Josh Draper, Josh Ramahlo

This seminar at GSAPP explores the design and fabrication of aquaponic
structures using vacuforming and rotational molding techniques.

Spring 2010
Cosmopolitan Ecologies Kate Orff

A paper tracing the history of New York City’s regional ecology and infrastructure via the transformation of Jamaica Bay.

Summer 2010
Safari 7 Reading Room G Cummings, J Kim, K Orff, Y Borochov, J Carver, S Choe, E Dzik, L Ekle, R Fitzgerald-Green, S Garcia, K Hotler, S Korgaonkar, J Noguchi, J Pettibone, E Sharp, G Wirth, S Park

An exhibition at Studio-X, a downtown studio for design and research run by Columbia University GSAPP.

OCT 15 - DEC 31, 2009
Safari 7 Y Borochov, J Carver, S Choe, E Dzik, L Ekle, R Fitzgerald-Green, S Garcia, K Hotler, S Korgaonkar, J Noguchi, J Pettibone, E Sharp, G Wirth, S Park

Safari 7 is a self-guided tour of urban animal life along New York City’s No. 7 subway line.

Summer 2009
The New Zoo Kate Orff w/ Julia Watson

We are bringing new thinking to global wildlife conservation. We will map the interrelated phenomena of local formal and informal economies, governance, and wildlife patterns at pilot sites around the globe, and visualize future scenarios for positive change.

Summer 2009
What Does Green Mean? Janette Kim

This studio adopts techniques of debate as a design strategy to question and advance the criteria of ecological design and expand its socio-political reach.

Summer 2009
Crisis in Crisis: Biosphere 2’s Contested Ecologies Erik Carver and Janette Kim

An article that examines the Biosphere 2 project’s origins and afterlives as a way to consider contested theories of ecology, crisis, and response.

Spring 2009
Bargaining Table Janette Kim

This workshop produced tools using Adobe Flash for public debate about ecology and urban development focused on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).

Spring 2009
Senior Seminar: Urban Ecology Janette Kim

This course examined the built environment as a network of ecosystems by exploring animal habitats in New York City. It asked: how do ecosystems function in the city? How can we evaluate theories of the environment, ecology, and nature today?

Spring 2009
Life Support Janette Kim

This workshop investigated the notion of containment and self-sustenance in contemporary ecological and environmental theories by experimenting with the technique of vacuforming plastic.

Spring 2009
This is Newark City of Newark

‘This Is Newark’ is a public arts initiative created by the Newark Division of Planning and Community Development that will create a series of permanent installations marking points of arrival to the city at train stations, highway off-ramps, bridges, and urban boundaries.

December 2008
Beyond Recreation Janette Kim

This paper explores design and programming strategies for the National Park Services that replaces “recreation” with a model of greater public participation and accountability in the environment.

December 2008
In the Field Janette Kim

Where and how does the environment go public? This studio will focus on the science laboratory as a site in which the environment takes shape, and is shaped.

Fall 2008
Biosphere X Janette Kim

What does it mean for land use to be ethical? Founded upon the belief that environnmental issues are inherently political, this studio proposed land use strategies by engaging ongoing debates about ethical land use practices.

Summer 2008
New Natures: Visualizing CarboNYC Kate Orff w/ Elizabeth Stoel

In PlaNYC 2030, New York City has set out an ambitious agenda to reduce global warming emissions by more than 30%. What will this new post-Carbon urbanism / city-of-tomorrow look like? The studio will visualize and project scenarios for a self-sustaining NYC with ambition, radical thinking, and a sense of urgency.

Summer 2008
Park Here: Landscapes + Datascapes Kate Orff w/ Elizabeth Stoel

We invented patterns that work in tandem with an idea for the reclamation of this 251-acre site as a new public park, and rethink the idea of “visitors center” relative to new technologies and social networks.

Summer 2007
Common Profit Janette Kim

The focus of this studio is the construction of wilderness amidst the contemporary context of environmental crisis, market-oriented land development, and government regulation.

Summer 2007
Landscape, Infrastructure, Intervention Kate Orff

We explored how the physical, material, and conceptual understanding of landscape can enrich current forms of architectural and urban design practice, and to introduce landscape thinking into students’ design vocabularies.

Fall 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
Envisioning Gateway Kate Orff

A report & design competition highlighting the importance of the park as a significant regional resource and a national environmental treasure.

Spring 2007
Bird Safe Building Design Guidelines Kate Orff

NYC Audbon Society’s guidelines to bird-safe building design.

Spring 2007
Fact Factory Janette Kim

This studio reworked the culture and materials of containment producing a new relationship between scientific production and public reception.

Fall 2005
IWM_NYC: The Garbage Studio so_ Kate Orff, Laurie Hawkinson, Nicholas Themelis, Karsten Millrath

This design studio brought new ideas and a fresh approach to New York’s garbage crisis, focusing on the South Bronx.

Fall 2004
Dunsink Urban Landscape Kate Orff

This studio will explore concepts of landscape and urbanism through a focus on shaping the future of Dunsink, a 1000 acre study area on the former outskirts of Dublin, Ireland.

Spring 2007
Techniques of Dispersal Kate Orff

The focus of this seminar is the dispersed distribution of contemporary land settlement patterns and its relation to open space.

Spring 2003
Atmosphere Janette Kim

The objective of this project is to design a weather research facility and domestic quarters for visiting scientists that register and transform the relationship between the inhabitants and their environment.

Fall 2006
Wasteland: Re-Engineering Willets Point Kate Orff, Laurie Hawkinson

We addressed eco-industrial development ideas alongside issues of waterfront revitalization, wetland functioning, and job creation in the “iron triangle” at Willets Point, Queens.

Fall 2005