2017 Doug Allen Lecture | Isabel Castilla


About Lines in the City

Utilizing three projects characterized for their linear form and unique existing conditions, the lecture will describe the design process of public spaces of large scale that seek to activate existing underutilized sectors of the City and in doing so, place the investment in public spaces in the forefront of overall economic development for large city sectors.  

Projects to be discussed include the Underline a 10-mile long linear park situated on the currently vacant land under an elevated Metrorail, the High Line, a 1.5-mile long linear promenade in New York City built over an abandoned elevated train trestle and the renovation of Lincoln Road, one of the first pedestrian malls built in the USA in the 1960’s.

About Isabel Castilla 

Castilla is a principal at James Corner Field Operations, was educated in both architecture and landscape architecture and brings exceptional attention to design creativity, detailing and construction implementation. She is currently the lead designer and project manager the for Section 3 of New York’s High Line; Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road District; and The Underline in Miami, a 10-mile long corridor of parkland, trails and neighborhood connections.