PORT Selected by Fairmount Park Conservancy to Help Imagine the Oval+ 

For the 2017 iteration of the wildly popular Summer at Eakins Oval program, PORT proposed the OVAL+, a concept for occupying the Oval and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A system of illuminated pavilions anchored by dramatically patterned and colored ground surfaces host programs, events and serve to introduce visitors to various aspects of the Parkway and Fairmount Park.

PORT Continues Work on Knoxville Quarry Lake Project

Working for the Aslan Foundation and the City of Knoxville, in collaboration with Sanders Pace Architecture, PORT is developing enhanced access and new recreational amenities for Fort Dickerson Quarry Lake, with Phase 1 work targeted for completion in the Summer of 2017.

PORT Selected to Develop New York’s Fourth Regional Plan

In collaboration with RANGE, PORT recently completed a planning study of the Highlands Corridor, which extends over thousands of acres from the Deleware River to Northern Connecticut. The team’s research, analysis and planning strategies will be incorporated in the New York Regional Planning Association’s forthcoming Fourth Regional Plan.

PORT Leading Northcenter Town Square and Lakeview Low-Line Projects

In Spring 2017, PORT was awarded the commission by the Northcenter Chamber of Commerce (SSA #38) to design and oversee construction of an enhanced community plaza space at the heart of the Northcenter neighborhood and by the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce (SSA #27) to design and oversee construction of the Lakeview Low-Line. Construction for both projects is anticipated to begin in early 2018.

PORT’s Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell present "What Defines a City?" at the Chicago Ideas Week Unlock Your Creativity in 90 Minutes or Less Event

As the Chicago Ideas Week Artist-in-Residence, Marcinkoski and Moddrell present a series of frameworks that guide how PORT Urbanism approaches urban design.
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September 19th, 2017
PORT's design of key nodes for the Lakeview Low-Line unveiled on the front page of the Chicago Tribune  (LINK).

September 5th, 2017
The future of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and The Oval examined in Next City article prompted by PORT's Oval+ 2017 design that asked visitors “What’s your Parkway, Philly?” (LINK).

July 21st, 2017
Marcinkoski presents lecture and exhibits "Atlas of African Speculation" at the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (LINK).

July 18th, 2017
Newsworks article features PORT's Oval+ 2017 previous to opening (LINK).

July 13th, 2017
Oval+ 2017 featured in The Inquirer's (LINK).

July 11th, 2017
Fort Dickerson Quarry Lake proposed improvements featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel (LINK).

July 4th, 2017
The Philly Voice showcases what will come to the expanded Oval+ in 2017 (LINK).

June 28th, 2017
Architect's Newspaper shows work by PORT that was part of the Regional Plan Association Fourth Regional Plan (LINK).

June 16th, 2017
PORT's Northcenter Town Square featured in DNAinfo in response to a Community Meeting where Andrew Moddrell presented the proposed design.  (LINK).

June 12th, 2017
Oval+ 2017 featured in Huffington Post article "The Oval+ is Philadelphia's own 'Avenue des Champs-Élysées'" (LINK).

June 9th, 2017
Christopher Marcinkoski presents lecture in Milan at Paysage TOPSCAPE's "City + Brand Landscape" event (LINK).

June 1st, 2017
PORT's Oval+ 2017 featured in Curbed Philadelphia (LINK).

May 17th, 2017
Chicago Tonight showcases the Lakeview Low-Line and the key nodes that PORT was commissioned to design (LINK).

April 13th, 2017
Christopher Marcinkoski presents lecture at Architalx in Portland, Maine (LINK).

April 5th, 2017
Partner Megan Born recognized in Curbed Philadelphia's "21 Women Led Design Practices" (LINK).

April 3rd, 2017
North Center Town Square featured in Curbed Chicago (LINK).

March 17th, 2017
Lakeview Chamber of Commerce enlists PORT to design Low-Line project as stated in DNAinfo (LINK).

March 7th, 2017
PORT selected by the Reginal Plan Association to look at challenges and opportunities in the Highlands Corridor (LINK).

November 18th, 2016
"The Thick City Pavilion” featured in World Landscape Architecture (LINK).

November 15th, 2016
“Chicago River Trail Action Plan connects Chicago with its river” : Architect’s Newspaper features PORT’s proposal to connect Chicago’s 606 across the North Branch, part of the Active Transportation Alliance’s recently released “Chicago River Trail Action Plan.” (LINK).

May 23rd, 2016
"Aerial photos of abandoned developments show what happens when cities grow too fast” on Tech Insider based on Chris Marcinkoski’s The City That Never Was(LINK).

May 19th, 2016
Chris Marcinkoski meets with the A2 class of architecture at the Universitá Mediterranea Di Reggio Calabria about his recent book, The City That Never Was(LINK).

May 5th, 2016
PORT’s Goose Island Vision 2025 featured in Curbed Chicago. (LINK).

April 10th, 2016
A short, but sweet review on Chris Marcinkoski's The City That Never Was by Geoff Manaugh on BLDGBLOG. (LINK).

April 4th, 2016
PORT co-founder Chris Marcinkoski's recent book, The City That Never Was, featured in "Good, Successful Urbanization Takes Time" by NextCity. (LINK).

March 23rd, 2016
Andrew Moddrell presents PORT's work as part of the Spring 2016 Archeworks lecture series. (LINK).

March 11th, 2016
PORT's Andrew Moddrell featured in the New City "Design 50: Who Shapes Chicago 2016." (LINK)

March 2nd, 2016
PORT co-founder Andrew Moddrell discusses the need for a vision to create opportunities out of the many challenges that exist with the South Works site on Chicago's southern lakefront. (LINK).

February 25th, 2016
PORT unveils the design development of the Main Ave Connector in a public presentation at the Aloft Cleveland Downtown hotel. (LINK).

February 16th, 2016
PORT co-founder Andrew Moddrell discusses The Big Shift on New City's podcast, "A Lot You Got To Holler, Episode 3: Immodest Proposals for Chicago's Lakefront." (LINK).

February 11th, 2016
PORT co-founder Chris Marcinkoski's recent book, The City That Never Was, discussed in The Huffington Post's article "There's A Lesson in Spain's Surreal, Unfinished Citieis." (LINK).

January 11th, 2016
Goose Island Vision 2025, developed through a collaboration between PORT and R2 Companies, is featured in Dezeen Magazine. (LINK).

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