Artwork for podcast Unstruct
029: Wildflower Studio with Dena Prastos, AIA - Part 2
Episode 298th August 2023 • Unstruct • Kari Sebern // Gābl Media
00:00:00 00:47:22

Share Episode


In the second portion of this special two part series, we talk about the necessity of sustainability extending beyond the design phase.  Dena and Indigo River also have a vested interest in offshore wind generation and training programs for implementation.   We also get into Dena’s dream for the future of the profession.

Waterfront Architecture is Dena Prastos, AIA niche design market.  With degrees in civil engineering, in architecture and from Harvard Business School, Dena brings a diverse background as the Founder and CEO of Indigo River.  Waterfront architect, civil engineer, futurist, climate adaptation expert, entrepreneur, and creative original, Dena is driven to transform the built world at the water’s edge.

Indigo River brings a transdisciplinary approach to waterfront architecture, resiliency and climate adaptation and is a leading authority in New York Harbor and beyond.  In this episode we talk specficaly about the Wildflower Studio which is located at the water’s edge in the New York City area and is a state of the art vertical production studio backed by Robert De Niro.  We also discuss sustainable and resilient design and differentiate between the two.  

Dena has crafted a unique business and career based on her personal passions.  Born and raised in Anchorage, AK, Dena spent many months a year off the grid and in touch with nature while growing up.  It is evident that this connection with nature has carried through in her waterfront designs in New York City.

If you enjoy this show and want more content like this, visit

Mentioned in this episode:

Gabl Membership