AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
Academic Affairs
Academic Calendar, Columbia University
Academic Calendar, GSAPP
Admissions Office
Advanced Standing Waiver Form
Alumni Board
Alumni Office
Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Award
Architecture Studio Lottery
Avery Library
Avery Review
Avery Shorts


STEM Designation
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Skill Trails
Student Affairs
Student Awards
Student Conduct
Student Council (All Programs)
Student Financial Services
Student Health Services at Columbia
Student Organization Handbook
Student Organizations
Student Services Center
Student Services Online (SSOL)
Student Work Online
Studio Culture Policy
Studio Procedures
Summer Workshops
Support GSAPP
This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice Group 6
Hp adambrodheim emilyconklin mimivaughan sp22 01 site plan

Creek Corner: A New Sprinkler for Cherry Tree Park

Our proposal brings a new, interactive children’s sprinkler to the playground in Cherry Tree Park, a playground sited on what was once Harlem’s Marshland on today’s East 99th Street and 3rd Avenue. This project addresses the lack of physical space dedicated to the representation of environmental justice histories, the inherent vulnerability of both the natural and manmade landscape, and the inequity in the distribution of green spaces in Harlem. Cherry Tree Park is within the historic pathway of Harlem Creek, connecting our proposal intrinsically to the physical site of intervention. The new water feature will consist not only of a new and improved spray head, but will create a flow of water that gushes through a topographic model of the historic waterways of Harlem, combining Harlem’s past with its present, as represented through an overlay of New York City’s street grid. By embedding this historical context back into the neighborhood, we hope to shed light on a since-buried history. Providing educational moments, particularly in a playground that caters to younger residents, is a meaningful first step towards a more just and equitable Harlem.