PORT, master plan Overview of Knoxville Battlefield Loop, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016. Image courtesy PORT.
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PORT, the Chicago- and Philadelphia-based firm co-founded by Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Christopher Marcinkoski, has received a 2020 Emerging Voices award from The Architectural League of New York. The Emerging Voices program spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
Founded in 2013 with Andrew Moddrell, PORT is a public realm and urban design consultancy guided by the notion that the public realm is the “closest thing we have to equitable and democratic space in the contemporary city.” Its design projects seek to transform neglected and forgotten spaces within cities. The firm also works on strategies for the management of large, complex territories. PORT's projects include Lakeview Low-Line, The Oval+, and Knoxville Battlefield Loop.
Among other honors, Marcinkoski received the Rome Prize Fellowship in landscape architecture in 2015.
Read more about PORT in The Architect’s Newspaper (“Inside the diverse practice of Chicago- and Philadelphia-based PORT Urbanism”) and Dezeen(“Port Urbanism proposes two bike and pedestrian bridges for Chicago's Goose Island”).