Lois Wu ’23
Urban Omnibus: Publication Work at an Architectural Nonprofit
Certificate(s): Environmental Studies, Urban Studies
I worked as a project assistant at Urban Omnibus (UO), a publication of the Architectural League of New York focused on observing and documenting the processes of making a city. I mainly supported publication work for UO’s ongoing series on remediation. I researched the history of landfill parks for a case study on Shirley Chisholm State Park in Brooklyn, created a 14-term glossary on chemical wastes, and screened projects from a local community environmental fund for a future photographic feature. I also performed outreach and publicity work for the series, compiling a 142-entry database of contact information for publicity purposes and sharing the series via email with other environmental nonprofits and governmental organizations. Beyond this, I proofread, fact-checked and performed layout work for articles published by UO. I enjoyed the process of constant learning that came from fact-checking articles and researching different topics for a variety of projects, and I look forward to exploring this work further in the future.
Urban Systems and Planning for a Sustainable Future
The Architectural League of New York
Mariana Mogilevich, Editor in Chief, Urban Omnibus, Architectural League of New York; Joshua McWhirter, Managing Editor, Urban Omnibus, Architectural League of New York