Snug Harbor

To ensure a bright and sustainable future for Snug Harbor, we must be stewards of this prominent city-owned property and its historically influential assets; maintain longterm accessibility and affordability of the arts, culture, and outdoor space; and benefit the community on Staten Island and beyond. To this end, the City commissioned a master plan executed in 2019. 

Rich History
NYC's first five designated Landmarks are at Snug Harbor.
191121_SNG_c6_Chapel Meridian-web
Creating a Central Hub
A pedestrian-only Chapel Road will showcase the eclectic, vibrant functions previously confined by walls.
Shakers RFP Images
Loop Path
Orange path encourages discovery with a network of walkways and perimeter campus loop.
191108_SNG_c5_Chapel East-web
Improving Visitor Experience
View of the new stage pavilion
The Loop Walkway System is a vital wayfinding intervention within the currently fragmented campus. A Primary Loop, circumnavigates the site and touches all of the major program areas, parking and entry points.
191108_SNG_c3_Farm Aerial-web
View of the Heritage Farm
Heritage Farm, established in 2012, has emerged as an important partner in Snug Harbor’s mission. Proposed changes will amplify the visibility and scale of progressive farm practices on campus. Responsible agriculture, with its deep history on campus, its impact on the environment, and its programmatic synergies can take a larger role at Snug Harbor.
The Snug Harbor Marvel Dome
The Snug Harbor Marvel Dome is a playful gesture to the organization’s future and intended to provide clarity to the visitor experience while on campus.
The dome, a derivative of the Buckminster Fuller Dome developed by an American engineer, architect and futurist R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), is a spherical space-frame 3-D sculpture that’s composed of an interwoven network of modular struts to create a self-bracing framework.
Staten Island, New York
DDC / Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Cultural, Public, Recreational, Institutional
80 Acres
Design Team
Jonathan Marvel, Tim Fryatt, Scott Demel, Ishita Gaur, Luba Valkova, Makenzie Leukart
The LiRo Group (Engineering Group), Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects (LA), Jan Hird Pokorny Associates (Historic Preservation),  Cerami & Associates (AV/IT), Domingo Gonzalez Associates (Lighting), CodeGreen Solutions(Sustainability), James Lima (Economic Development), CO-OP Brand (Marketing), Open (Branding and Wayfinding), Karen Karp and Partners (Food Programming), PATRICK CULLINA HORTICULTURAL DESIGN + CONSULTING
Rendering Credits
LiFang Technologies
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