Urban Planning & Redevelopment

This project was challenging because we were not only required to connect the elements within the site, but also connect the site to the surrounding area.

The sketches below show the various ideas that I played around with to connect the portions of the project located on either side of the busy street. I felt that the street was a strong barrier, and struggled to make a good connection.


Within the site I tried to include elements that would allow a resident to stay close to home, but get everything that they need on a daily basis. There is a market, newsstand, coffee shop and a connection to the community center located nearby. I regret not including more street trees and additional pedestrian connections.


I created a simple SketchUp model to confirm the human scale of the designed spaces. The model was very simple, but it allowed me to pinpoint areas that were not working as well as I had anticipated.