Upstate Comes Downstate for Architectural Advice from City Tech Students

Presentation of student designs for further enhancement of the waterfront park on Greenwood Lake, located in Orange County, less than 60 miles from Manhattan.

City Tech students saw their designs for the first phase of development of a waterfront park at Greenwood Lake — including an expanded beach, amphitheater, theatrical stage, gazebo and driveway circulation — implemented by the Village of Greenwood Lake in 2006. Now, they will compete against one another to see whose designs will be chosen for the second phase of the project, which includes a conservation center and community building, as well as models of proposed pergolas that will frame in the magnificent views of the lake. In all, 40 designs with accompanying architectural models and computer drawings, renderings and animations will be presented.

Greenwood Lake resident Dr. Emilie Cozzi, former provost and former acting president of City Tech, facilitated the connection between Greenwood Lake officials and the architectural technology program at the College. She will be on hand as one of the judges for this design competition. A giant model of the entire waterfront park, showing the completed improvements, will serve as a jumping-off point for the student presentations.

Local officials had estimated that the value of the City Tech student and faculty in-kind contributions to the first phase of the project exceeded $100,000.

The largest public college of technology in New York State, New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York enrolls more than 13,000 students in 57 baccalaureate, associate and specialized certificate programs. Another 15,000 students enroll annually in adult education and workforce development programs, many of which lead to licensure and certification. Located at 300 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn, City Tech is at the MetroTech Center academic and commercial complex, convenient to public transportation.

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NYC College of Technology architectural technology students and the Village of Greenwood Lake (NY) Mayor Barbara Moore, Warwick Town Councilman Leonard DeBuck and Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton.

Thursday, March 29, 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Voorhees Hall, 186 Jay Street (north of Tillary Street), Room V-111.