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, Marvel prepared a comprehensive capital project scope development (CPSD) masterplan for the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanic Garden on Staten Island.
NYC's first five designated Landmarks are at Snug Harbor.
Creating a Central Hub
A pedestrian-only Chapel
Road will showcase the
eclectic, vibrant functions
previously confined by walls.
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.
Improving visitor experience
View of the new stage pavilion
The loop walkway system
is a vital wayfinding
intervention within the
campus. A primary loop,
circumnavigates the site
and touches all of the
major program areas,
parking and entry points.
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.
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.
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.