October 3, 2017 – On September 27, representatives from the project team for Ford Amphitheater and Seaside Park Community Arts Center attended ENR New York’s Regional Best Projects Awards Breakfast at the Sheraton Times Square to receive the award for Best Landscape and Urban Development Project. Vice President and Project Executive Sean O’Connor, Director of Interiors Pre-Construction (and former Senior Project Manager) Paul Wassenbergh, and Senior Director of Business Development Kevin Zimont were joined by Associate Eric Wright from iStar, the project’s developer, at the event, which recognized projects in 18 categories.
The Ford Amphitheater, which holds 5,000 seats and is the first covered open-air venue in New York City, opened last year for the 2016 summer concert series. The remainder of the campus, including the restored historic Childs Restaurant building, opened in time for the 2017 season. The judging committee recognized the project for its attention to detail with the terra cotta restoration on the Childs Restaurant building as well as the cultural contributions the facility has made to the Coney Island community.