By Ron Hine | FBW | May 15, 2013
Brad Miller of Apt3media and Heather Gibbons of Paddy Films have produced a new video featuring architect/planner Craig Whitaker that was launched on May 19th 2013. In the video, Mr. Whitaker discusses the essential elements of urban design and planning that laid the foundation for the success of Hoboken’s south waterfront.
Mr. Whitaker is the principal of Craig Whitaker Architects based in New York City. He is the author of Architecture and the American Dream published in 1997. His recent design projects include preparation of a self-sustaining reuse plan for Governor’s Island, New York and a mixed-use plan for the World Trade Center site that restored much of the former street system. For fifteen years, he was the principal architect of Westway in New York City, a multi-billion dollar waterfront project that, if built, would have added the most public parkland to Manhattan since the creation of Central Park.
In 1990, FBW hired Craig Whitaker to develop a plan for the Hoboken waterfront and has worked closely with Mr. Whitaker since that time. For 18 years beginning in 1988, Mr. Whitaker, as an adjunct professor, taught urban design at the Graduate Planning Program, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. He received his Masters of Architecture from Yale University in 1965.
The launch party/FBW open house took place on the same day as the Open Studios at Neumann Leathers and Hoboken Gallery Tour. The Neumann Leathers Building is one of the few places left in Hoboken where there is still a thriving arts community.