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NYC BigApps 2015 Returns for its Sixth Year

The world’s largest civic technology competition is back. This year’s NYC BigApps competition – produced by HR&A on behalf of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) – asks teams to build apps, devices, and other tech tools that solve four pressing challenges aligned with the de Blasio Administration’s OneNYC long-term plan. The Challenges are: Team [...]

Read More · July 31, 2015

Stan Wall Joins HR&A’s D.C. office as a Partner

Stan Wall, former Director of Real Estate and Station Planning at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, joins HR&A. "The addition of Stan Wall to our D.C. office strengthens the firm’s capacity to enhance the quality of urban life across the Capitol region." – John Alschuler, Chairman HR&A is pleased to welcome Stan Wall as a [...]

Read More · July 23, 2015

HR&A Partners with ULI-LA to Help Coordinate LA River Revitalization Efforts

The story of the Los Angeles River is almost as long as its 51-mile span across its namesake city and county. Once flowing freely through Los Angeles, its route is now imprisoned within a concrete channel built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reduce flooding and contain wastewater. For almost fifty years, most [...]

Read More · June 26, 2015

HR&A Partner, Shuprotim Bhaumik, on Long Island’s Third Track

Long Island’s Third Track – Fast Track to Future by Shuprotim Bhaumik Third Track used to be a controversial word on Long Island. But today, support for a Third Track on the Main Line of the Long Island Rail Road is growing rapidly with a broad coalition of business groups, labor leaders, and educational /medical [...]

Read More · June 23, 2015

Jamie Torres Springer Presents on Resiliency Innovations

HR&A Senior Principal Jamie Torres Springer traveled to Bonn, Germany, to present on innovations in post-Sandy resiliency efforts at Resilient Cities 2015: The 6th Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation, June 8-10. The annual Resilient Cities Series, launched in 2010, is an effort by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI, originally the “International [...]

Read More · June 18, 2015

The Lawn on D Recognized with AIA National Award and Boston ASLA Award

HR&A is pleased to announce that The Lawn on D, a flexible, vibrant, and temporary open space in Boston, was recently recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA) as a catalyst for innovative placemaking, neighborhood revitalization, and design excellence. The AIA National Small Project Award, which [...]

Read More · June 12, 2015

HR&A to Participate in CityAge Los Angeles

HR&A is a proud sponsor of CityAge Los Angeles and is honored to take part in the conference hosted in LA. On May 28th and 29th, more than two hundred attendees will convene in Los Angeles, CA to explore and discuss urban investment opportunities, innovation hubs, capital planning for infrastructure, transit-oriented development, downtown core revitalization, [...]

Read More · May 28, 2015

HR&A Selected as Part of the Master Plan Development for Washington DC’s Union Station

The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, together with its partners Amtrak and Akridge, have commissioned Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Grimshaw Architects to create the Master Development Plan for Washington, DC’s Union Station. HR&A is excited to have been selected as part of the Master Development Plan team. Building on the initial vision presented in Amtrak’s 2012 Washington Union Terminal Master Plan, the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century is the next major milestone in the process and will encompass comprehensive planning, public engagement, and an environmental assessment.

Read More · May 18, 2015

Growth in the Southwest Provides Opportunities to Rethink Development in Texas

As America charts its recovery from the Great Recession, certain regions throughout the country are experiencing astounding waves of growth. In Texas, home to seven of the 15 fastest growing cities in America, this positive trend is increasingly evident as cities and towns prepare to accommodate the influx of new residents and jobs with infrastructure [...]

Read More · May 13, 2015

HR&A Senior Principal Jamie Torres Springer Discusses Coastal Resiliency in Boston and NYC

HR&A Senior Principal Jamie Torres Springer participated in two recent panel discussions exploring the future of cities given the need for climate adaptation. On May 5, 2015, Jamie spoke at a panel on “Financing Resiliency” in coordination with the Boston Living With Water International Design Competition, initiated by the City of Boston in collaboration with [...]

Read More · May 12, 2015
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