Snug Harbor CPSD

Snug Harbor CPSD

Snug Harbor CPSD

To ensure a bright and sustainable future for Snug Harbor, we must be stewards of this prominent city-owned property and its historically influential assets; maintain longterm accessibility and affordability of the arts, culture, and outdoor space; and benefit the community on Staten Island and beyond. To this end, the City commissioned a master plan executed in 2019. 


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Rich History
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NYC's first five designated Landmarks are at Snug Harbor.
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Creating a Central Hub
A pedestrian-only Chapel Road will showcase the eclectic, vibrant functions previously confined by walls.
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Loop Path
Prioritized recommendations focus on three main goals. The first is infrastructural improvement renovations to resolve remaining deferred maintenance issues, improve accessibility, site safety, and active underutilized spaces. Second, new opportunities are established to improve visitor experience by promoting site order, a consistent identity. Finally, CPSD report recommendations solidify Snug Harbor’s mission as an equitable cultural destination in perpetuity by providing new program, spatial, and operational opportunities to increase earned income and ensure a fiscally sustainable future.
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Improving Visitor Experience
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View of the new stage pavilion
The Loop Walkway System is a vital wayfinding intervention within the currently fragmented campus. A Primary Loop, circumnavigates the site and touches all of the major program areas, parking and entry points.
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View of the Heritage Farm
Heritage Farm, established in 2012, has emerged as an important partner in Snug Harbor’s mission. Proposed changes will amplify the visibility and scale of progressive farm practices on campus. Responsible agriculture, with its deep history on campus, its impact on the environment, and its programmatic synergies can take a larger role at Snug Harbor.
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The Snug Harbor Marvel Dome
The Snug Harbor Marvel Dome is a playful gesture to the organization’s future and intended to provide clarity to the visitor experience while on campus.
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The dome, a derivative of the Buckminster Fuller Dome developed by an American engineer, architect and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), is a spherical space-frame 3-D sculpture that’s composed of an interwoven network of modular struts to create a self-bracing framework.
Location
Staten Island, New York
Client
DDC / Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Typology
Cultural, Public, Recreational, Institutional
Size
80 Acres
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Tim Fryatt, Scott Demel, Ishita Gaur, Luba Valkova, Makenzie Leukart
Consultants
The LiRo Group (Engineering Group), Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (LA), Jan Hird Pokorny Associates (Historic Preservation),  Cerami & Associates (AV/IT), Domingo Gonzalez Associates (Lighting), CodeGreen Solutions(Sustainability), James Lima (Economic Development), CO-OP Brand (Marketing), Open (Branding and Wayfinding), Karen Karp and Partners (Food Programming), PATRICK CULLINA HORTICULTURAL DESIGN + CONSULTING
Rendering Credits
LiFang Technologies
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