Jennifer Siegal & team shortlisted in Peterborough Design Competition

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Jennifer Siegal & team shortlisted in Peterborough Design Competition

January 05, 2016

Adjunct Associate Professor Jennifer Siegal and a team including Professor Kelly Shannon and five USC graduate architecture and landscape architecture students were recently shortlisted for the Peterborough Riverwalk Park Design Competition. 

 

The aim of the competition is to create a park and public space at the heart of the town of Peterborough, New Hampshire. The competition is a joint effort between the town and the MacDowell Colony, located in Peterborough. 

 

“Confluence Park,” Siegal’s team’s submission, incorporates sustainability, ecology, and a deep understanding of the town’s historical, cultural context. Siegal, herself, is a native of Peterborough and grew up “hoping to be a MacDowell fellow,” which she achieved in 2004. 

 

“Confluence Park represents my childhood dream—an opportunity to design for a community that Thornton Wilder titled Our Town,” said Siegal. “The convergence of creating work in my hometown and representing MacDowell as a fellow is a project of a lifetime.” 

 

Confluence Park also represents an inter-disciplinary collaboration between Siegal, Shannon (the Director of the Master of Landscape Architecture Program), and five USC graduate architecture and landscape architecture students: Adriana Carias, Logan Dumont, Molly Fancler, Lubin Han, and Taylor Vanetten. 

 

“The cross-disciplinary nature of our program has been long-developed and has consistently brought the design agenda forward,” said Dean Qingyun Ma. “The collaboration between Jennifer Siegal and Kelly Shannon is an example of that success, in which Jennifer’s open-ended design strategy and Kelly’s process-based pedagogy are a perfect combination for place-making.” 

 

Eight MacDowell Colony fellows were invited to submit entries to the competition, and three, including Siegal, were shortlisted. The winner will be announced in January.