Susannah C. Drake MArch ’95, MLA ’95 Discusses Gowanus Canal in New York Times
Susannah C. Drake MArch ’95, MLA ’95, was quoted in the New York Times article “A Park to Sop Up Pollutants Before They Flow Into the Gowanus Canal” that ran on December 15, 2015. Drake spoke to the Times about the Sponge Park project near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn: “I didn’t want to go into a community and tell them that I’m putting a wetland in their backyard,” said Susannah C. Drake, a landscape architect and founding principal of DLANDstudio, which designed Sponge Park. “That wouldn’t fly. But everyone understands what a sponge does, even if they don’t understand green infrastructure or phytoremediation.” Additionally, Drake is the Morgenstern Visiting Chair at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture for the Spring 2016 semester.