Third Street Promenade Fountain Renovations In Progress
The renovation of the beloved dinosaur fountains on the renowned Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica has begun. Led by the City of Santa Monica and Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., and designed by Suisman Urban Design, the refresh of the twenty-five year old fountains will provide physical improvements and update their appearance to blend in…
ASLA Merit Award to Bushnell Park North
The American Society of Landscape Architects has presented the City of Hartford with a Merit Award for Bushnell Park North, the half-mile complete street and urban promenade designed by Suisman’s multidisciplinary team. Bushnell Park North is the signature project of the iQuilt Plan, the award-winning urban design master plan for downtown Hartford.
Burlington’s City Hall Park Design Wins Preliminary Approval
The redesign of downtown Burlington’s landmark City Hall Park took a significant step forward when the Burlington Design Advisory Board voted 3-1 to approve the project and forward it to the Development Review Board. Suisman Urban Design is leading the design team and serving as master planner and architect.
Bushnell Park South Master Plan Moves Forward
Suisman continues to lead the master planning effort, on behalf of the Capital Region Development Authority, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and major property owners, to transform acres of surface parking lots next to the Bushnell and the State Office Building into a vibrant cultural district.
Downtown Burlington Street Design Standards Published
The draft of the new street design standards for Downtown Burlington has just been made available to the public on the project website, Great Streets BTV. Suisman has been leading the team developing the standards for the City of Burlington.
Third Street Promenade Dino Fountains Are Getting A Makeover
Suisman Urban Design has been tapped to renovate the famous dinosaur fountains on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, which were built in the late 1980s. This project is just one more notch in SUD’s belt of work on the Promenade, which includes the new map cases and pylon on Wilshire Boulevard. Construction will begin in…
New Vancouver Campus Opens for Emily Carr University of Art + Design; Suisman Created the Urban Design Framework and Helped Secure $110m from the Province
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Canada’s pre-eminent art school, has just opened its new, $122 million campus in Vancouver. The opening celebration capped the nearly 10 years of planning and design required to relocate ECUAD from its long-time downtown campus on Granville Island, which the school had outgrown, to a large industrial site…
Suisman Urban Design Selected for Carnegie Museums Visioning Project in Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh have selected Suisman Urban Design to lead the institution through a museum improvement planning effort to reimagine their Oakland campus for the 21st century. Suisman was one of a group of invited firms that participated in a two-phase selection process. Suisman was chosen from a short list of three finalists.
Book Review: Los Angeles Boulevard
Canadian urbanism magazine and website Spacing.ca has written a wonderful review of Doug Suisman’s book Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public. Here’s a quote from the review:
Burlington Great Streets Initiative Update: First Phase Completed
Suisman Urban Design has been working closely with the City of Burlington for the past year on the city’s Great Streets Initiative. SUD and team has just recently completed the first phase of the Initiative, which includes developing new downtown-wide street design standards, a concept plan for eight blocks of Main St. and St Paul…