Susan Szenasy, editor of Metropolis, visited Via Verde during the Rudy Bruner Award ceremony and leads the January issue by citing in her opening column, titled “It Does Take a Village,” the value of collaborative relationships in overcoming the odds in getting “anything worthwhile done.”
Via Verde – The Green Way
As a prelude to the issue’s focus on game changers she mentions Jonathan Rose in particular for his involvement with Via Verde, among other projects including EyeBAM. Ian Volner’s Game Changers 2014 exposé “Jonathan F.P. Rose” recounts Rose’s early years and his role on Via Verde and the forthcoming EyeBAM project in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Cultural District: Apartments (formerly EyeBAM)
Of the projects’ process and Via Verde in particular, Szenasy states, “Such joy can come only from overcoming odds, accomplishing something of value, being part of a larger community. The memorable design has come to symbolize all their efforts; its enduring mark is certain to be felt for generations to come.”