Stephen Moser Architect

Stephen Moser Architect

New York


New Leaf | Fort Tryon Park

SMA’s architecture/landscape proposal for an existing restaurant in Fort Tryon Park, with new pavilion and reconfigured overlook plaza, enhances the connection of the popular eatery and wedding destination to its woodland setting, while improving its visibility in the park.

The New Leaf restaurant, with its iconic three-arched loggia, becomes a more vibrant gathering place for casual refreshment and candle-lit celebrations. At the same time, the design provides practical solutions for improving circulation and accessibility. The proposal, in response to a NYC Park's request for proposal, was commissioned by Coffeed, a NYC-based company that operated New Leaf. A highlight of the design is a new terrace pavilion that is constructed of timber and demountable, polycarbonate panels. In good weather, the tessellated tent-like structure would be open on all sides. An exterior staircase, understated and dramatic, connects the street-level entrance area in front of the loggia to an upper-level 

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Client: Coffeed
Landscape Architect: HMWhite
Visual Identity: Andrew LeClair
Lighting Design: Tirschwell Lighting & Design
Preconstruction: Shawmut Design & Construction
Structural Engineer (pavilion): KL&A Engineers