View From The Veranda

The View from the Veranda lecture series invites experts to share their perspective on design as it relates to the outdoors and the intersection of indoor-outdoor living. Presented in partnership with Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour,  The Horticultural Society of New York and The New York Design Center.



An in-depth dialogue with Marvel Architects founding principal, Jonathan Marvel; partner, Tyler Silvestro, and Steele Marcoux, Veranda magazine editor-in-chief on how the use of outdoor space has changed in cities across the US.

Marvel Architects is an innovative architecture firm based in New York City and San Juan, Puerto Rico that works at the intersection of public and private space, creating intentionally timeless design solutions that integrate nature and context. The firm has lead projects in all five boroughs of New York City, including the development of a security and pedestrian-oriented streetscape in Manhattan’s Financial District, the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, and the reimagining of Bronx Point, a waterfront landscape surrounding a mixed-use and affordable housing development on the Harlem River.

View from the Veranda with Frances Schultz

Author, artist, and one of the Salonnière 100 Best Party Hosts, Frances Schultz is a lover of all things house, garden, and fun. Frances speaks to Veranda editor-in-chief Steele Marcoux about how to create beauty and fun. Frances’s newest book, California Cooking and Southern Style, will be along for the ride as well.

View from the Veranda with mario nievera and keith williams

Steele Marcoux, Veranda magazine editor in chief talks to Keith Williams and Mario Nievera of leading landscape architectural firm Nievera Williams. Topics covered include what outdoor living means today, how open-air spaces can be used for gathering or as a much-needed escape, and what lies ahead for the future of landscape and garden design.