Got some great news yesterday and wanted to share it with you. We are one of four finalist teams that have made it through to round two of the 2009 ULI Hines Urban Design competition. Which means we will travel to Denver in April to compete for a shot at the $50,000 first prize. Really excited and look forward to working some more on this project. Also, now that the results of round one have been announced, I can share with you everything we worked on. And I am sure to say we, as it was definitely a team effort.
Sarah Snider, Master of City Planning / MIT
Eric Komppa, MBA / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jesse Hunting, Master of City Planning / MIT
Duncan McIlvaine, M.Arch / MIT
Blair Humphreys, Master of City Planning / MIT
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This is our complete design board. The board measures 51″ x 22″ – or six 17″ x 11″ sheets. In addition to this we were required to turn in two separate 17″ x 11″ sheets, one with financials and one “day in the life of” sheet conveying life in the year 2050 (click here to see it). I have chopped up the board pictured above into separate images to fit on your screen below. The proposal is for an approx. 80 acre site surrounding Denver’s Alameda light rail station. The northern portion of the site is currently a fairly typical big box retail layout, while the southern portion has a range of tenants connected to the Denver Design District. The primary challenge was to redesign the site to take advantage of the light rail station without displacing any of the existing tenants. The boards are meant to be self-explanatory (i.e. we weren’t present when the judges viewed them), so I haven’t provided any commentary but if you have questions, just let me know. Thanks!
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