Nina joins the City of Pittsburgh's Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP)

The Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP) is comprised of 8 members with expertise in the physical development of Pittsburgh. The panel's mission is "promoting quality of life in the City of Pittsburgh. To fulfill this mission, CDAP advises the Department of City Planning by reviewing and providing design guidance on selected, higher profile projects throughout the City. Learn more about CDAP here

Nina discusses Pittsburgh's public landscapes with The Corps 340


The Corps340 is a Pittsburgh-based podcast centered around craft and community and is a collaboration between Brian Bronaugh, Rob Deaner and Gordon Robertson.

"Nina Chase obsesses about connecting people with public spaces. First in Boston, and now on the aggregate walkways of Pittsburgh, Nina sees possibility to improve the quality of life in small and grand ways. On today’s podcast, we discuss the 446 bridges, 700 steps and 3 rivers we navigate every day, but rarely give the consideration they deserve." - The Corps340

Nina's "Experimental Landscapes" Essay Featured in LAF's The New Landscape Declaration Book


The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)'s The New Landscape Declaration: A Call to Action for the Twenty-First Century book is now available. The book features 32 “Declarations” written for LAF’s 2016 Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future, including Nina Chase's "Experimental Landscapes: The Power of the Prototype." The book is available in hardcover and ebook form through online retailers, including Powell’s, Indie Bound, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. 

Bow Market Under Construction


We are excited to see progress at Bow Market! Paving, steps, walls, and trees will soon transform this public courtyard for the market. Stay tuned for updates and an official Market opening in the Spring!

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Merritt Chase Invited to Design Pecar Farm for Eskenazi Health

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The Pecar Farm addresses issues of health, food security, and inequality by providing a fresh, healthy, and local food source at the center of a disenfranchised community. The farm and open space will include row crops, pollinator garden, meditation garden, apiary, greenhouse and chicken coop, and gathering areas. The farm will be managed by Indy Urban Acres, a project of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. This project extends the Eskenazi mission of health and wellness from the main hospital campus to the preventive health care center. 

Nina Chase will Present at 2017 National ASLA Annual Meeting in Los Angeles

Nina will focus on emerging career trends and tactical urbanism at the National ASLA Meeting. Join Nina from October 20th - 23rd in LA for two panels: "Four under 40: Emerging Leaders in Landscape Architecture" on Friday, October 21st from 1:30pm - 3pm and "Prototype to Permanent: Designing Short Term Projects for Long Term Change" on Monday, October 23rd from 1:30pm - 3pm. 

More information here.