EDG is an award-winning collective of designers, architects, and engineers dedicated to changing the future of the built environment. Founded in 2005 in New York City, the firm has successfully completed a staggering 2,850 projects – a testament to EDG’s expertise, efficiency, passion and commitment to turn ideas into reality. Harnessing the power of technology, EDG’s rapidly expanding team specializes in all things building related, including the design of new buildings, and the renovation and restoration of existing buildings, as well as some forays into urban planning.
Hailed for their rare integration of architecture with highly advanced engineering capabilities, EDG has flourished, with editorial recognition across the gamut of top AEC outlets, including ARCHITECT Magazine, Frame, Bisnow, DesignBoom, ArchDaily, Interior Design Magazine, Fast Company, The Independent, Dezeen and CityLab by The Atlantic. EDG’s Loop NYC autonomous transit was also exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.
Recent awards include the Inc. 5000 list of ‘America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies’ (2016, 2018 and 2019), the Architecture MasterPrize (2019), DrivenxDesign, Architizer A+, PSMJ ‘Circle of Excellence’, Zweig Group’s ‘Hot Firm’ and ‘Best Firms to Work For’ multiple times, most recently 2019.
19 Dec 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
10:00 - 22:00
LOOP NYC optimizes existing roadway infrastructure by creating “micro‐highway” loops throughout New York City. Major Manhattan cross-streets, along with perimeter highways, are converted into dedicated autonomous vehicle roadways. With the increased efficiencies of automated vehicles, streets will be given back to the community and converted into green space. Loop NYC aims to usher in a driverless future, combating congestion and pollution, as cities evolve.
The ultimate impact of LOOP is the re-purposing of old roads to create new community space in cities globally. Their rough, paved surfaces become bright opportunities for the community, including parks, plazas, gardens, neighbourhood markets, and spaces for civic engagement.
LOOP NYC is a catalyst for the driverless future, helping usher in a safer and more efficient method of travel. Whether using dedicated LOOP cars, or entering the algorithmic network with an intelligent car, LOOP users are able to be whisked around Manhattan autonomously using the LOOP NYC network.