Downtown Redevelopment

The sketches below display the design process taken for the redevelopment of this downtown block. I wanted to create a destination for shopping and dining, but also an area that could feel like home.


It was very challenging to create an environment that would be appealing to pedestrians, while still providing access for vehicles. In some areas I was able to create a very pedestrian friendly environment, in others it was stale and uninviting. It was also very challenging to place the various site elements that were required. In portions I failed to consider how the elements would interact or conflict, while others worked well.

The graphics for this project were completed in AutoCAD. The plan was rendered using water color pencils. This was a new medium for me at the time, so the colors were brighter than anticipated, but it gives it a fun and unique look.