Design Award of Merit
Lever House Landscape Restoration, New York, NY
Ken Smith Landscape Architect, New York, NY
Client: Aby Rosen, RFR Realty LLC
It's great to see Noguchi and Lever House come back—an
important part of NYC history. . . Powerful restoration!
Professional Awards Jury Comments
The landscape restoration design for Lever House began with many
months of historical research into landscape restoration issues
relative to the original designs, as-built 1953 conditions, and
current conditions of the landscape. Several important findings
become clear as part of this process. Foremost is how clearly the
landscape has been degraded and altered over the past 50 years.
All of the original as-built plantings had been replaced or modified
with plantings out of keeping with the original design intentions.
These modifications were corrected as part of this project to bring
back the crispness, clarity and strength of the original planting