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Urban Character

Case studies in modern urbanism

Often overlooked in large-scale urban architecture is the design of the ground-level facade & how it connects with the landscape and streetscape. This is arguably the most important portion of the building when it comes to creating a vibrant urban environment, hosting local businesses & restaurants, and inspiring people to walk, meet and greet in their communities.

Shown are a series of case studies with strategies to address buildings that occupy an entire block. Such buildings need variety, style & character at the base, while highlighting store entries and providing sidewalk gathering areas.

Selected for the 2014 Seattle Architecture Foundation Model Exhibit

read more about each case study