As a strong ambassador for placemaking and the creation of iconic public spaces, Stan’s work focuses on large‐scale, mixed‐use developments that emphasize well-being, integrated design, timelessness, and a lasting sense of place. His singular understanding of architecture as a practice that creates and sustains the public realm is evident in all his designs. From Washington, DC, to Downtown Long Beach, California, waterfronts, neighborhoods, and cities across the country have been transformed by Stan’s designs and vision for a 21st‐century city built at the human scale.
Stan’s international reputation as an innovator and leader in large-scale architecture extends back more than 30 years to his pioneering work designing the master plan for Battery Park City in Downtown Manhattan. Since then, his work has strengthened the urban fabric across the county by creating new centers of social and civic activity; as he points out, “even my smallest buildings are about being part of a larger community.”
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Stan’s designs emphasize the public realm, creating an architecture that creates places, not projects, and that introduces value not possible before.
In a video produced by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation,
Stan Eckstut walks through The Wharf in Washington, DC, as he
discusses his approach to reinvigorating urban environments.