By Delle Willett

I recently had the opportunity to get a virtual in-depth tour of Block F in East Village with Amber Lake of Carrier Johnson + Culture, with an emphasis on the landscape architecture (which is what this column is all about, right?).

Block F has 32 floors, 405 residential units, 50,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail. Start of construction is slated for 2020.

With F and G streets to the north and south and 15th and 16th streets to the east and west, Block F bookends the proposed East Village Green facing the current campus of the NewSchool of Architecture & Design. It’s a development that adds much needed greenscape and open space to the industrial and utilitarian urban landscape of East Village.

From the start, the design development of Block F has been a collaboration with architecture, interior design and landscape architecture through architect Ray Valera, interior designer Manuela Bravo-Smith, and landscape architects Martin Flores and Amber Lake — all of Carrier Johnson.

What evolved was an early partnership between interior design and their programming of lobby, business and residential spaces within the building, and landscape architecture that greeted and guided users between these spaces into the exterior.

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