Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong’s TERRACE was selected from the 2018 Open Call to work in conjunction with Marble Hill Houses residents for the expansion of OSS#MH.

TERRACE is a continuous multi-faceted garden-pavilion connected by symbiotic relationships between plants, people and architecture. Using the act of planting and observing growth as the site of shared activity, TERRACE creates a unifying element on the grounds of the Marble Hill Houses.

TERRACE’s plant-life selection is derived from series of companion plants — plant combinations that mutually power each other to grow. The plants become a microcosm of the analogy of working together as a community.


Wong is a New York based artist and a trained architect working at the intersection of these disciplines. Through installation, public art and site-specific architectural interventions, Wong investigates the transformation of space over time. As an educator, she teaches university-level architectural design and design-build courses. Wong has worked on several public art projects, temporary and permanent, with municipal bodies such as the New York City Parks Department, the City of Inglewood Department of Parks & Recreation and the District of Columbia.

Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong

Vicky Zambrano

Kenneth Young

TERRACE is made with the generous support of City Council Members Ydanis Rodriguez and Andrew Cohen, RSS’ Mission Fund, and City as Living Laboratory.