Great Neck Village Plaza Design Charrette

Great Neck Village Plaza, NY

Program: Massing Studies, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Grounds
Area: Varies
Status: Design Charrette 2013

Invited by the Village of Great Neck Plaza and preservation consultant, Mary Dierickx, Laura Heim led a workshop with Kevin Wolfe illustrating massing options for the historic church site, in an effort to preserve the existing complex; public and local officials attended.  Laura Heim designed site massing options and participated in a panel discussion to study and explore the potential redevelopment of the St. Paul’s Church Complex in Great Neck Plaza Village.  The firm prepared five options for the site which addressed the three existing historic structures: church, parish house and rectory, while accommodating new housing and parking.  The study emphasized preserving the low street scale, exploring the opportunities of the existing sloped site, and creating positive spaces between the buildings with courtyards and landscape.