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American Building

60 EpisodesProduced by Michael GravesWebsite

American Building, hosted by Atif Z. Qadir, Sponsored by Michael Graves & REDIST, shares how iconic buildings came to be from the perspective of their developers, investors, and designers. These innovators discuss on a deeply personal level what they faced over the course of the entire building proc… read more


42. Connecting Buildings and Landscapes| Ting Chin of Linearscape

I am joined by Ting Chin, founding principal of Linearscape, an award-winning New York City-based design firm. Linearscape was awarded the prestigious 2012 AIA ENYA Award for their submission “Sym’bio’pia” to the Harlem Edge Competition. Known for its unique designs, the firm focuses on connecting the urban environments to architecture, and architecture to landscape. Today we discuss the ways that buildings and landscapes can be integrated effectively and efficiently with thoughtful designs.

Ting also shares her experience designing Wild Walk, an interactive nature walk at the Wild Center. Built-in the forest, this project guides visitors into the treetops to offer a new perspective of the forest. It is a seamless integration of nature and the urban landscape, pushing the boundaries of innovative design. Through her designs, practices, and teachings, Ting continues to inspire future architects by cultivating connections between people and place.

Join us on this week’s episode as we discuss the design process of Wild Walk, how to connect the urban landscape with nature, and her experience as the founding principal of an award-winning interdisciplinary design studio based out of New York City.

About the Guest:

Ting Chin is a founding principal of Linearscape, an award-winning New York city-based design firm focused on the interplay between landscapes and buildings. She began her career at HOK and TPG Architecture and is an alum of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. As the Co-director of the Bachelor of Architecture program at the New York City College of Technology, she inspires future architects with her teachings and practices that engage in research, exploration, and collaboration.

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Topics Covered:

  • Ways that buildings and landscapes can be integrated effectively and efficiently with thoughtful designs
  • The design process of Wild Walk, an interactive nature walk at the Wild Center
  • How to push the boundaries of innovative design
  • Integration of the urban landscape with nature
  • How can design connect people with their surroundings?

About Your Host

Atif Qadir is the Founder & CEO of REDIST, a technology company making it easy for commercial real estate professionals to find and use the $100B of real estate incentives given out every year in the US.

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